Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: d | Slide: 11
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:Privacy A health information management professional shall: advocate, uphold, and defend the individuals right to privacy and the doctrine of confidentiality in the use and disclosure of information AHIMA Code of Ethics All persons have a fundamental right to privacy, and hence to control over the collection, storage, access, use, communication, manipulation and disposition of data about themselves IMIA Code of Ethics 11
Slide notes:As with many topics related to ethics, there are many different definitions of privacy. For the purpose of this lecture, privacy is defined as the patients right to control how his or her health information is used, and when and whether its disclosed. Both the American Health Information Management Association and International Medical Informatics Association place privacy in the number-one position on their lists of guiding ethical principles for health informatics professionals. 11