Medico legal issues

Mackenzie, Geraldine and Carter, Hugh (2010) Medico legal issues. In: Health informatics: an overview. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (151). IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands , pp. 176-182. ISBN 978-1-60750-092-6

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This chapter gives an educational overview of:
• An awareness of the legal issues involved in health informatics
• The need for the privacy and security of the patient record • The legal consequences of a breach of the security of the patient record
• The concept of privacy law and what precautions ought to be taken to minimize legal liability for a breach of privacy and/or confidentiality.

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Additional Information: © 2010 The authors and IOS Press. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without prior written permission from the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Law
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 23:54
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2013 23:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: code of ethics; computer security; confidentiality; informed consent; legislation and jurisprudence; medical informatics; personal information; privacy; professional practice; sensitive information
Fields of Research : 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220105 Legal Ethics
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080303 Computer System Security
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080702 Health Informatics
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940407 Legislation, Civil and Criminal Codes
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-476-4-176

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