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This paper discusses a number of issues related to medical ethics, including those that arise in light of new technologies that permit extension of life despite medical futility. Also examines are the technologies that enable the storing, recording, and sharing of electronic patient health records under HIPAA law. Ethical issues related to increased diversity in the U.S. population are also discussed.
From the Paper:"Healthcare reform in the U. S. is sorely needed by all accounts in the professional literature and among experts in the field. With respect to medical ethics, the advent of electronic technologies has also created a need for reforms related to patient records and patient privacy rights. From electronic health records EHR to computerized prescribing computer technologies have created a new era with new ethical concerns in healthcare. The Bush Administration issues an Executive Order in August ... that provided its electronic vision consisting of..."
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Medical Ethics (2008, December 01) Retrieved December 07, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/medical-ethics-122948/
"Medical Ethics" 01 December 2008. Web. 07 December. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/medical-ethics-122948/>