eHealth: Legal, Ethical and Governance Challenges by Carlisle George, Diane Whitehouse, Penny Duquenoy

By Carlisle George, Diane Whitehouse, Penny Duquenoy

This ebook identifies and discusses vital demanding situations affecting eHealth within the european and North the US within the 3 parts of legislations, ethics and governance. It makes significant contributions to the eHealth discourse by way of suggesting suggestions and making concepts for strong perform and capability methods ahead. criminal demanding situations mentioned comprise concerns regarding digital clinical files, telemedicine, the web and pharmaceutical medicinal drugs, healthcare info structures and clinical legal responsibility. moral demanding situations concentrate on telehealth and repair supply in the house, internet 2.0 and the net, sufferer perceptions and moral frameworks. Governance demanding situations specialize in IT governance in healthcare, governance and decision-making in acute care hospitals, and varied types of eHealth governance. The book offers important aid fabrics and readings for folks energetic in constructing present understandings of the felony, moral and governance demanding situations interested by the eHealth context.

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7 In the US, several types of electronic health records were also developed but more attention was paid to personal health records. In 2008 the National Alliance for Health Information Technology defined an electronic health record as: “an electronic record of health-related information on an individual that conforms to nationally recognized interoperability standards and that can be created, managed and consulted by authorized clinicians and staff across more than one health care 1 McCarthy (2010).

Idea Group Inc. USA George C (2009) Internet pharmacies. Global threat requires global approach to regulation. Telehealth Law 9(3):37–52, March 2009 Kotsiopoulos I, Whitehouse D (2011) Assessing the progress of the eHealth Action Plan for the period 2004–2010. European Dynamics, Brussels Maddox P (2002). Ethics column: “Ethics and the Brave New World of E-Health”. Online journal of issues in nursing. Vol. 8 No. 1. aspx Accessed 21 Dec 2011 Miah A, Rich E (2008) The medicalization of cyberspace.

4 Towards an Adapted Legal Framework for Electronic Health Records As illustrated above, European Member States progressively introduced legal rules relating to health records over the last decade by integrating them in a general healthcare act or in a law on patients’ rights. During the last few years two other 68 Woodcock (2010). pdf (last accessed 9 April 2012). 70 Woodcock (2010). 69 44 J. Dumortier and G. Verhenneman trends could be noticed: (a) more and more regulations tend to include specific conditions for accessing and sharing electronic health records, and (b) specific legislation is being adopted to implement patient summaries.

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