Electronic Health Record in Italy and Personal Data Protection

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The present article deals with the Italian Electronic Health Record (hereinafter EHR), recently introduced by Act 221/2012, with a specific focus on personal data protection. Privacy issues - e.g., informed consent, data processing, patients' rights and minors' will - are discussed within the framework of recent e-Health legislation, national Data Protection Code, the related Data Protection Authority pronouncements and EU law. The paper is aimed at discussing the problems arising from a complex, fragmentary and sometimes uncertain legal framework on e-Health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-277
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Health Law
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy
  • Law

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