Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: d | Slide: 10
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethical issues in health informatics
Slide content:Represent Credentials Accurately Report professional qualifications accurately, including Abilities Training Certification Relevant professional experience Correct any inaccuracies regarding credentials Report only continuing education units actually earned, and correct any inaccuracies AHIMA Code of Ethics, 2011 10
Slide notes:The next section of this lecture examines a few of the ethical standards from the ethical codes of national and international health informatics organizations. In the Code of Ethics of the American Health Information Management Association, one of the eleven ethical principles is the obligation to accurately represent ones credentials. Similarly, the Code of Ethics of the International Medical Informatics Association says, [quote] Except in emergencies, health informatics professionals should only provide services in their areas of competence; however, they should always be honest and forthright about their education, experience or training. [unquote] For example, informatics professionals should not pad their resumes by overstating their education, experience, or capabilities. In addition, they should correct any inaccuracies that may occur. These are duties owed to employers, patients, and the general public. 10