Medical Informatics: Ethical Challenges & Infoethics

Aminpour, Farzaneh Medical Informatics: Ethical Challenges & Infoethics. Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, 2008, vol. 1, n. 1. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Medical informatics is the development and assessment of the specific methods and systems for acquisition, processing and analyzing patient data with the help of knowledge and information from scientific researches. Moreover, it intends to increase access, improve quality and decrease the costs of care through decreasing the chronological and geographical limitations. Nowadays, various technologies of medical informatics comprise an important component of the management infrastructures of health care systems. On the other hand, ethics have been always considered as a basic component of these systems. The increasing development of digital technologies and their application in health information management provides numerous benefits; however, it makes health care mangers encounter new challenges. These challenges may have been mainly caused by the conflicts among ethical principles by themselves or disregarding them in the field of medical informatics. Therefore, careful consideration of infoethics as well as beneficence, autonomy, fidelity and justice is essential to overcome those conflicts.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Medical Informatics, Infoethics, Health Information Management, Information and Communication Technology, Internet.
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BH. Information needs and information requirements analysis.
B. Information use and sociology of information > BD. Information society.
Depositing user: Farzaneh Aminpour
Date deposited: 15 Dec 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:10


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