Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: d | Slide: 5
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:Sources of Ethical Standards 8.10 Figure: Sources of ethical standards (CC-BY image by Vivian Todhunter & CAST). 5
Slide notes:As in other health care fields, the ethical and professional standards of the health informatics profession come from a variety of sources. Several voluntary professional organizations have developed codes of ethics, including the American Health Information Management Association, the American Medical Informatics Association, the International Medical Informatics Association, American Nursing Informatics Association, and the American Nursing Association. Other allied health care professionals may also have codes of ethics. Arms of the federal government, such as the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, or O-N-C, have added to the body of knowledge about appropriate practices and are sources of standards of ethics and professionalism. 5