A note from the editor-in-chief

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Welcome to the November-December 2017 Editor-in-Chief's page. This editorial column focuses on a growing concern for patient privacy and safety that has been spawned by the adoption of cyber-based technologies involved in documentation and healthcare. Two years ago, the Affordable Care Act mandated that American physicians begin to use an electronic health record (EHR) in their routine provision of patient care. While this seemed to be a reasonable requirement at the time, the events that have followed have shown that there have been unintended consequences that have actually compromised not only patient care but the protection of personal information that is attached to each medical encounter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-592
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine
Volume62
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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Patient Care
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Computer Security
Electronic Health Records
Privacy
Patient Safety
Documentation
Technology
Delivery of Health Care
Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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A note from the editor-in-chief. / Devoe, Lawrence D.

In: Journal of Reproductive Medicine, Vol. 62, No. 6, 01.12.2017, p. 591-592.

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