Privacy, Security and Electronic Health Records

This guide provides information on privacy and security, and electronic health records (EHRs). While EHRs allow providers to use information more effectively, they do not affect the privacy and security regulations that apply to health information. This resource can be used to educate the public on the safety and benefits of EHRs.


The material in these guides and tools was developed from the experiences of Regional Extension Center staff in the performance of technical support and EHR implementation assistance to primary care providers. The information contained in this guide is not intended to serve as legal advice nor should it substitute for legal counsel. The guide is not exhaustive, and readers are encouraged to seek additional detailed technical guidance to supplement the information contained herein.

Reference in this web site to any specific resources, tools, products, process, service, manufacturer, or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Government or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Practice Role
Health Info Mgmt Medical Records RHIA
IT Professionals
Providers (MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, RNs, LPNs)
Providers & Professionals
Resource Topics
Patient Safety
Privacy and Security

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