1. Introduction: Case Studies in Ethics and Health Informatics 2. The Business of CyberHealthcare; 3. Consumer Health Information: Let the View Beware; 4. Privacy and Confidentiality; 5. Bioinformatics; 6. Evaluation: An Imperative to Do No Harm; 7. Online Challenges for Human Subjects Research; Appendix 1. Ethical Standards for Web Sites; Appendix 2. Health Internet Ethics: Ethical Principles for Offering Internet Health Services to Consumers; Appendix 3. Assessing the Quality of Internet Health Information; Appendix 4. Principles Governing AMA Publications Web Sites; Glossary; Index
This series is directed to health care professionals who are leading the tra- formation of health care by using information and knowledge. Launched in 1988 as Computers in Health Care, the series offers a broad range of titles: some addressed to specific professions such as nursing, medicine, and health administration; others to special areas of practice such as trauma and radi- ogy. Still other books in the series focus on interdisciplinary issues, such as the computer-based patient record, electronic health records, and networked health care systems. Renamed Health Informatics in 1998 to reflect the rapid evolution in the discipline now known as health informatics, the series will continue to add titles that contribute to the evolution of the field. In the series, eminent - perts, serving as editors or authors, offer their accounts of innovations in health informatics. Increasingly, these accounts go beyond hardware and so- ware to address the role of information in influencing the transformation of healthcare delivery systems around the world. The series also increasingly focuses on "peopleware" and the organizational, behavioral, and societal changes that accompany the diffusion of information technology in health services environments.
This book presents 130 case studies illustrating ethical and social issues that arise from the increasing use of computers in medicine, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, and the allied health professions including threats to privacy and confidentiality, misuse of clinical and genetic information, risks to patients of bias and discrimination, etc. Appendices address ethical standards for Websites and the Internet, and the principles for offering Internet health services to consumers, and the quality assessment of Internet health information.