Standards for health information technology to ensure adolescent privacy

Margaret J. Blythe, William P. Adelman, Cora C. Breuner, David A. Levine, Arik V. Marcell, Pamela J. Murray, Rebecca F. O'Brien, Mark A. Del Beccaro, Joseph H. Schneider, Stuart T. Weinberg, Gregg M. Alexander, Willa Hendricks Drummond, Anne B. Francis, Eric G. Handler, Timothy D. Johnson, George R. Kim, Michael Leu, Eric Tham, Alan E. Zuckerman

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Privacy and security of health information is a basic expectation of patients. Despite the existence of federal and state laws safeguarding the privacy of health information, health information systems currently lack the capability to allow for protection of this information for minors. This policy statement reviews the challenges to privacy for adolescents posed by commercial health information technology systems and recommends basic principles for ideal electronic health record systems. This policy statement has been endorsed by the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)987-990
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Confidential care
  • Electronic medical records
  • Personal health records
  • Privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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