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Health information technology promises a number of potential benefits for individuals, health care providers, and the nation’s health care system. It has the ability to advance clinical care, improve population health, and reduce costs. At the same time, this environment also poses new challenges and opportunities for protecting individually identifiable health information. Federal policies and regulations are in place to help protect patient privacy and guide the nation’s adoption of health information technology.

Content last reviewed on May 21, 2018
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