Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: d | Slide: 16
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:Duties Owed to Patients Continued 2 Recognize that patients have a right to know about the existence of electronic records and how they will be used Ensure that patient data is maintained in a safe, reliable manner Never use patients data for outside purposes Treat the data of all patients with equal respect AMIA Code of Ethics, 2011 16
Slide notes:The Code of Ethics of the American Medical Informatics Association says patients have the right to know about the existence of electronic records containing their personal medical data. It says informatics professionals should not mislead patients about how these data are used. They should truthfully answer all patient questions about their rights to review and revise their own medical data. In addition, informatics professionals should be helpful when a patient wishes to exercise those rights. Informatics professionals should ensure that medical data are maintained in a secure, reliable, manner. Further, the Code says medical data should never be used for purposes outside the stated purposes, goals, or intents of the organization responsible for these data. In addition, the data of all patients should be treated with equal care, respect, and fairness. These are just a few examples of the duties owed to patients. 16