Ensuring privacy and security of electronic health information is a key component to building the trust with the patients, other providers and other business partners. If individuals and other participants in a network lack trust in electronic exchange of information due to perceived or actual risks to individually identifiable health information or the accuracy and completeness of such information, it may affect their willingness to disclose necessary health information and could have life-threatening consequences. In addition, protecting ePHI is a federal mandate.
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