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Charlisa Carson posted Aug 26, 2021 1:25 PMWhat are some of the ethical considerations that go along with health informatics?Ethics can involve things such as the standards of value, moral
practice, and even code of conduct. While ethical issues with health
informatics are essential due to the nature towards the information
involved, and the confidentiality of patient information. Also, ethical
issues can rise as a consequence towards both the consequence of making
and incorrect self diagnosis. The goal of health informatics is to
combine all data that is patient-related into information that can then
be used to make good decisions for treatment and/ or to compose
information that can be used to strengthen the care of large population
of patients. Some ethical considerations that goes along with health
informatics would include both the correct selection and use of
informatic tools in a clinical setting, determining who should use the
tools, system evaluation, system developers, maintainers, and vendors.
Also, using computers to track down the clinical outcomes to help guide
practice in the future.ReferenceBiedermann, S., (2017). Introduction to Healthcare Informatics, Second Edition, (2nd Edition)Goodman, K., Miller, R., (N.D) Ethics and Health Informatics: Users, Standards, and Outcomes. Retrieved from:http://eknygos.lsmuni.lt/springer/56/379-402.pdf
Annabell Lamoureux posted Aug 26, 2021 9:52 PMWhat are some of the ethical considerations that go along with health informatics?Health informatics bring to mind all the new and grand inventions of the 21st
century regarding health care, like electronic health records,
prescription ordering systems and many more. Regarding ethics, there are
clear standards in health care including principles of respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and justice.
EHR can be beneficial for patient care, but also bears risk. For
example nonmaleficence requires refraining from harming patients, while
beneficence entails providing beneficial care and preventing harm.
Poorly used EHR can cause poor documentation which in turn leads to
lesser quality of care. Some physicians refuse to train on the new
electronic systems and are unable to find the information they need to
treat patients adequately. For example, if pathology results aren’t
reviewed and entered correctly, a positive pap smear won’t show up at
the top of the list for that specific patient and maybe their
gynecologist won’t see it and not conduct a repeat in 6 months like it
is protocol. Another
issue, although discussed almost too much, is confidentiality. HIPAA is
in place to protect patients, but data leaks and malware still happen,
which isn’t a possibility with paper records. Another ethical issue that
can arise is providers giving out their passwords and accesses to have
their personnel (like medical assistants) handle their “menial” tasks
like prescription refills, which is out of their scope. This would
qualify as a violation of nonmaleficence. Phillips W. (2015). Ethical controversies about proper health informatics practices. Missouri medicine, 112(1), 53–57.Sue (2017). Introduction to Healthcare Informatics, Second Edition (2nd Edition). American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). https://purdueuniversityglobal.vitalsource.com/books/9781584265283
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