The Impact of E-Health Term Paper by Nursing

An analysis of the impact of e-health and the ethical issues that relate to it.
# 100059 | 1,480 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses e-health, which refers to health-related information and services that are provided or supplemented through the Internet. The paper looks at four different ethical regulatory systems for e-health, including self-regulation, consumer evaluation, third-party reviewing and a mixed system. It provides a brief description of each system and discusses each system's disadvantages.

Table of Contents:
What Is E-Health
The E-Health Ethical Issues
Health on the Net Foundation
Disadvantages of Self Regulation
Consumers Evaluate
Disadvantages of Consumers Evaluate
Third-Party System
Disadvantages of Third-Party System
Mixed Approach
Disadvantage of Mixed Approach

From the Paper:

"The final approach is a mixed approach of self regulation, consumer evaluation and third-party system. MedCERTAIN (Medical Certification and Rating of Trustworthy Health Information on the Net), developed by the European Union (EU), is an international project that consists of a combination of self regulation, consumer rating and third-party rating system. This system enables consumers, associations, organizations and others professionals to sort through different health information sites with the goal of identify high-quality sites. This system does not create a level rating system such as a 1-10 rating or poor/fair/excellent. This system instead requires health site of different levels to commit themselves to MedCERTAIN ethical standards and practices. Once a site has been verified they are in working within standards and practices set by MedCERTAIN the site will be authorized to display their international MedCERTAIN Trustmark. This mark helps consumers quickly and efficiently determines if a site follows a set of standards and practices set by fellow consumers and professional in the field."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Eysenbach, G., Yihune, G., Lampe, K., Cross, P., & Brickley, D. (2000). MedCERTAIN: quality management, certification and rating of health information on the Net. Retrieved November 2, 2007, from
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