Tuesday, July 24, 2007

eHealth and Ethics

In order to address the privacy and safety rights of patients we need a sound ethical basis on which to understand, interpret and balance the issues associated with eHealth. Professor Eike-Henner Kluge, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria has written a paper titled Ehealth, the USA Patriot Act and other hurdles: the black lining on the silver cloud that defines the ethical basis of eHealth and EHRs and explores issues such as the impact of national legislation to combat terrorism on eHealth, the development, harmonization and enforcement of standards, and the education and certification of Health Informatics Professionals.

An excellent paper well worth the read.

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