Ethical Issues in Health Care Information Technology Term Paper by Nicky

Ethical Issues in Health Care Information Technology
An examination of the ethical issues related to health care information technology.
# 148896 | 1,760 words | 4 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 12, 2011 in Medical and Health (General) , Computer and Technology (General) , Ethics (General)

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The paper addresses the ethical issues regarding computer-based simulation in nursing education, the field of neuroscience research and the area of genetic information. The paper examines appropriate methods in responsibly addressing ethical dilemmas and promoting ethical standards and practices in the use of health care information technology.

Purpose of Study
Ethical Concerns Related to IT and ICT Devices
ICT Implants and Deep Brain Stimulation Devices
Ethical Considerations in the Area of Genetics
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Health care services have been transformed over the past two decades by the increasing use of information technology however, ethical issues have arisen in regards to health care IT generating many studies as well as animated and serious debates relating to ethical issues and which have resulted in the proposal of practical solutions and guidelines for health care professions. President Obama's proposal for conversion of the record-keeping system from that of paper medical records to an electronic system have driven the debate along with the ethical issues of topic.
"The work of Gould and Younkins (1992) entitled: "Guidelines Help Mangers Deal with Ethical Issues -Healthcare Financial Mangers" states that ethical issues exist in regards to financial management techniques in the field of healthcare. This work, written approximately 16 years ago highlighted the significant time that financial management required and that ethical problems arising from wrongly coded expenses and patient diagnosis information had triggered ethics violations. While these types of problems have been mitigated due to information technology in the health care practice other ethical issues have arisen. Information technology applications are well-serving efficiency and effectiveness factors in today's medical field and health care practice however the use of these types of technologies are creating new and unheard of ethical concerns for today's practitioners."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Marckmann, G. and Goodman, K.W. (2006) Introduction: Ethics of Information Technology in Health Care. Vol. 5. Sept. 2006. Online available at:
  • Gould, G.R. and Younkins, E.W. (1992) Guidelines help managers deal with ethical issues - healthcare financial managers. Health Care Financial Management, 1992, June.
  • Genetics Privacy and Legislation (2008) Breaking News: GINA Becomes Law May 2008. The Genome Project. Online available at:
  • Wagner, I. (1999) Ethical Issues of Healthcare In the Information Society. Opinion of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies to the European Commission. No. 13 30 July 1999. Online available at:

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