Authors' Position

It is the authors' view that EHRs have many benefits including providing a standard measure for providing continuity of care to patients, thereby improving their health interactions. While we are in great support of EHRs, we strongly assert that the ethical considerations discussed in this website cannot be ignored. The health information within EHRs must remain private and confidential; training to all staff that will be utilizing EHRs in any manner must  be consistent  and continued in order to ensure efficiency; equitable access must be provided and cannot be assumed; and healthcare providers must be committed to being accountable for the data within EHRs in order to maintain integrity.