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Ethics, Medicine, and Information Technology


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1. Information technologies and twenty-first-century clinical practice: ethics and the electronic health record; 2. Ancient professions and intelligent machines: the ethical challenge of computational decision support; 3. Health privacy, data protection, and trust; 4. Professionalism, programming, and pedagogy; 5. Safety, standards, and interoperability; 6. The e-Health industry: markets, vendors and regulators; 7. Digital health: ubiquitous, virtual, remote, robotic; 8. Biomedical research from genomes to populations: big data and the growth of knowledge; Appendix A. AMIA's Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct; Appendix B. The IMIA Code of Ethics for Health Information Professionals; References; Index.

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Essential for anyone who uses computers in clinical practice and cares about the ethical issues that arise in their work.

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Kenneth W. Goodman is founder and director of the Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, and co-director of the university's ethics programs.


'All in all, this is an excellent compact volume that can serve a number of purposes. It is certainly a primer on the main ethical issues that affect biomedical informatics and will be useful not only to informatics professionals but also to practitioners, researchers, and others interested in the topic.' William Hersh, Journal of Biomedical Informatics

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