by other specialty clinic or physician, in a mouse click. Moreover, many big health care organizations incorporated a secure online portal for the patients to access their test results, and it eliminated the hassle of a revisit to the hospital and proved to be cost effective for the patient. So the problem lies with how efficiently people manage the data. And many in health industry instead of seeing the big opportunity, they point fingers at the extra burden and challenge of Implementing cyber security. Hansen said. “It can’t be seen just as, ‘Oh this is such a burden”. Hence the need of the hour is adequate and sufficient training to the staff who deal with this sensitive patient data and make them aware of how important to protect the data and consequences of data breaches. Because the healthcare consumers, in the event of data breach and identity theft, they often end up suing the
Legal and ethical issues in computing are not as straight forward as one expects, these two comprehensive concepts can be divided into many sub-sections such as computer Ethics which is a moral standard used as a guideline for computer users, Code of ethics is a guideline in ICT, intellectual property is the own work that is created by individuals, privacy refers to the rights that individual and companies have and how their data is collected and restricted to outside sources, computer crime is an illegal act that involves computers and finally cyber law which is laws that are related to helping protect the internet and other online communication.
There are three major ethical priorities for electronic health records: privacy and confidentiality, security, and data integrity and availability. The key to preserving confidentiality is making sure that only authorized individuals have access to information. The process of controlling access begins with authorizing users. The user’s access is based on pre-established, role-based privileges. Hence, designating user privileges is a critical aspect of medical record security: all users have access to the information they need to fulfill their roles and responsibilities, and they must know that they are accountable for use or misuse of the information they view and change.
In today’s health care industry providing quality patient care and avoiding harm are the foundations of ethical practices. However, many health care professionals are not meeting the guidelines or expectations of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) or obeying the organizations code of ethics policies, especially with the use of electronic medical records (EMR). Many patients fear that their personal health information (PHI) will be disclosed by hackers or unauthorized users. According to Carel (2010) “ethical concerns shroud the
As computers, digital devices, and electronic health record (EHR) have become a significant part in delivering health care, health informatics ethics has emerged as a new set of standards in addition to existing codes of medical ethics (Hoyt and Yoshihasi, 2014, p. 219). It is comprised of medicine, ethics, and informatics in health care. As the International Medical Informatics Association’s (IMIA) Code of Ethics states, one of the general principles of information ethics pertains to information privacy and security (Hoyt and Yoshihasi, 2014, p. 220).
In the article “Redefining Health Information Management Privacy and Security Role,” the authors report on the past role of the Health Information Management professional in privacy and security, evolutionary changes, and the need to extend access to patient information beyond normal patient care (Rinehart-Thompson, Hjort, & Cassidy, 2009).
In light of available security measures and their widespread acceptance within the information security community, there is no excuse for healthcare organizations to fail in fulfilling their duty to protect personal patient information. Guaranteeing the confidentiality and privacy of data in healthcare information is crucial in safeguarding the data of patients as there should be a legal responsibility to protect medical records from unauthorized access.
Contextual project Texila American University Block-2 Student name: DEOGRATIUS ABEL DYUMURUSHI No:17540 BSN – MSN Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction: 4 2.0Ten Concepts: 4 2.1Nursing Informatics as a Specialty 4 2.2 Use of Computers a Necessity in Health Care 5 2.3 The Open Source Soft Ware In Nursing 5 2.4 Physiologic Monitoring System 5 2.5 The Significance of Technology Applications to Nursing Care. 5 2.6 Electronic Health Record 6 2.7 Future Uses of Telehealth 6 2.8 Legal and Ethical Aspects 6 2.9 Ethical, and Professional Issues In Information Security 6 2.10 Ethical Applications in Informatics 7 3.0 Critical Evaluation: 7 3.1 PERSONAL LIFE: 7 3.1.1 Nursing Informatics as a Specialty 7 3.1.2 Use of Computers a Necessity in Health Care 7 3.1.3.
As a Health information management student, The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Code of Ethics, give a tangible information about the code of ethics when it comes to working with patient’s information.
The recent revolutions of the world have changed how individuals live their lives. With the creation of new and advanced technology every era, individuals begin to trust new ways of communicating and storing our personal life. This has caused the Internet and cellular networks to be the newest information banks that all societies trust to keep their personal information safe. With these sources being accessed by people around the world, spy agencies are now looking at these information banks as sources to access the personal information of millions of individuals. With Internet privacy becoming increasingly questionable, the debate arises “Is it ethical for the government to access our personal viral information?” Since gaining access to
Health Informatics has been around for ages, but over the pass ten plus years the profession has increased with higher demand. Health informatics is one of the nation’s largest growth industries. Health informatics have grown as a discipline with specialization in areas within the health profession. This field of study incorporates procedure, theories and concepts from computer information science. As the medical profession increases, so do the health data security and privacy has become a major growing concern. The main concern is protecting the privacy of medical patient information. Over the past few years there have been numerous medical information breaches, either by hackers or employees. Meanwhile, companies are being faced with
There are various areas in which ethics and laws have extremely impacted the regulation and use of Information Systems. Over the years of the existence of the internet and Information Systems, there have been cases reported of an individual’s privacy being breached by another person who has access to this information within an IS. To iterate this, quoting from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: “In most countries of the world, the “information revolution” has altered many aspects of life significantly: commerce, employment, medicine, security, transportation, entertainment, and on and on. Consequently, information and communication technology (ICT) has affected – in both good ways and bad ways – community life, family life, human
Hacking is a type of cybercrime that is majorly propagated through the internet. The propagators of this vice always take advantage of security lapses within the different systems. The reason for hacking is to allow access to a particular information that is considered private. This paper delves in assessing the morality of hacking with respect to the different cyber laws. Moreover, it utilizes the case study of Gary McKinnon to put the topic into perspective. The two sides of this case study are explored in details in the subsequent paragraphs. On one hand, it involves highlighting the reasons in support Gary McKinnon’s innocence. On the other hand, it elaborates the different reasons to show that Gary McKinnon breached the
IT Professional is a publication (Keith W. Miller 2009), it is such like book publication, it also has copyright problem, plagiarism problem, and many problems like book publication, so, to be the Professionals, they must act like the book authors to solve these problems. In aspects of IT, the side of ethical problems are including advice on how professionals can recognize, analyze, and make judgments on challenging questions about right, wrong, and computing. Computers have become essential tools of modern humans, regardless life, entertainment, education, work, and business are related with computer. Computer impact on human society very much. So knowing the Information Technology Ethics is very important to everyone, because it is useful to everyone who lives in this