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Ethics and Legal Issues: Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security




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Term: 2011
Published: November 21, 2011
Revised: March 12, 2013

This module begins with definitions and distinctions between privacy, confidentiality, and security. It addresses the concerns about these concepts with regards to health-related information. The HIBB module then discusses tools and approaches for protecting health information.
Organization: Global Health Informatics Partnership
Author: William Hersh

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1. Understand the concepts of privacy, confidentiality, and security
2. Apply tools and methods to protect patient privacy and confidentiality
3. Understand the approaches used to secure patient‐generated health information

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