Electronic Medical Records Communication
The application of Electronic Medical Records Communication in the medical field has enabled effective and efficient accessibility and sharing of medical information as a part of its focus, and this is a positive thing. However, as much as the accessibility and sharing of information are important, its disclosure could also pose some economic, psychological, and social threats when it falls into the wrong places (Barrows & Clayton, 1996).
One significant aspect of the value and importance of privacy of medical data is the withholding and distortion of the patient’s medical history. Medical history is essential when it comes to the treatment of patients, especially for chronic diseases that change in stages. Furthermore, it helps in assessing the costs and determining the charges or medical bills relating to the patient. As such, if a heartless person lays their hands on such information and changes the contents, this might translate into wrong therapy, which might lead to death as well as it can lead to a huge financial loss on either side.