Health care information and the protection of personal privacy : Ethical and legal considerations.
Regenstrief Conference. Marshall, IN, USA, 1996/09/04.
During the early 1990s, the U.S. government addressed the issue of providing universal health care to all its citizens.
Although this issue has not been completely resolved, centralization of electronic data and sharing of health care information among insurers and providers have been pursued.
The emergence of electronic data banks in health care has raised another issue : each citizen's right to privacy compared with the collective benefit to society when critical data on quality assurance and scientific research are shared by an array of network users.
The choices we face are difficult, and the solution may necessarily reflect a compromise that alters traditional beliefs in the right to personal privacy.
However, Congress can take the initiative by enacting statutes to ensure that sensitive information contained in electronic patient records is not divulged without a patient's consent and is protected against fraudulent access and abuse.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Communication information, Responsabilité professionnelle, Ethique, Aspect médicolégal, Facteur prédictif, Critère pertinence, Evaluation, Vie privée, Bénéfice, Aspect social, Homme, Politique sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Information communication, Occupational responsibility, Ethics, Forensic aspect, Predictive factor, Relevance criterion, Evaluation, Private life, Profit, Social aspect, Human, Health policy
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0051826
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 14/05/1998.