Electronic Medical Records
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The paper reveals that the American Medical Association states "the information disclosed to a physician during the course of the patient-physician relationship is confidential to the utmost degree" ("Patient", 2008, para. 1). The paper discusses how as a result of this mandate for physicians and doctors, patients and nurses have struggled with maintaining the security of patient records throughout time in the United States. Yet, the paper looks at how emerging technologies, such as the use of electronic patient records and telemedicine have placed a new focus on this ethical issue. The paper explains that this is because globalization, cost effectiveness associated with technology and the security of information pertaining to Americans has caused a governmental and institutional call for changing the manner in which patient records are maintained. Nevertheless, the paper notes that it is the original ethical guidelines for physicians that has inhibited the adoption of a universal system for both telemedicine and electronic patient records.
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Electronic Medical Records (2006, December 01) Retrieved November 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/electronic-medical-records-140315/
"Electronic Medical Records" 01 December 2006. Web. 29 November. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/electronic-medical-records-140315/>