The Role of Ethics in IT Decisions
This chapter addresses the ethical decision-making process in health care within the context of information technology (IT). Issues covered include the most prevalent ethical dilemmas encountered by healthcare decision makers, frameworks and guidelines that can be used to arrive at ethical decision making, and the best way to handle situations where questions of ethics arises. Specific cases are used as examples, and new dilemmas that are specifically posed by the emergence of e-health care are discussed.
KeywordsElectronic Medical Record Computerize Physician Order Entry Clinical Information System Behavioral Health Service Harris Interactive
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