Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: d | Slide: 12
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 = Confidentiality + Security Confidentiality = Do not improperly disclose information Security = Safeguard patient information from improper access by others Privacy includes Advocating for laws respecting patient privacy Promoting these values among colleagues 12
Slide notes:According to several codes of ethics, the principle of respect for privacy means that health informatics professionals must keep patients information both confidential and secure. Confidentiality means the informatics professional will not improperly disclose the information. Security means the professional will take appropriate measures to protect the information from being inappropriately accessed by others. In addition to protecting patient information, the duty to respect privacy includes an obligation to advocate for laws about protecting patients health information. It also includes a duty to promote the values of confidentiality and security to colleagues. 12