Gathering international contributions, this book is the first 'how-to' guide addressing privacy and security for Electronics Health Records (EHRs): Who can access EHR information? How can users and healthcare staff view EHR information and make sure it is correct? How is the information protected from loss, theft and hacking? What should users and healthcare staff do if they think the information has been compromised? The team of authors present a detailed framework for security and privacy in EHRs, as well as comparative case studies for privacy preservation, scalability, and healthcare legislation.