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Distinguishing Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security

This resource is a part of the EHR Toolkit


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Date: 
September 28, 2015
Topics: 
Methods and tools

Confidentiality, privacy and security are all important topics to pay attention to when implementing an EHR-based surveillance program. This resource describes these terms’ legal and ethical meanings and how one impacts the other.

Citation Information: 
The Public Health Informatics Institute. "Distinguishing Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security." http://phii.org/resources/view/9256/distinguishing-privacy-confidentiality-and-security (accessed 04/20/2018).