Google-Ascension deal comes as concerns rise on use of health data
Patient privacy cannot be retrieved once it’s lost. Learn how the AMA has made protecting patient health data in the digital age a top priority.
Code of Medical Ethics: Privacy, confidentiality & medical records
Respecting patients’ privacy is crucial. Find out how patient confidentiality ethics build trust, foster thoughtful decision making and improve care.
When appearing in media, physicians carry special responsibility
Doctors “must uphold the values” of the medical profession. That means providing accurate information, disclosing conflicts of interest, and more.
Reality TV and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance to help physicians seeking to document real patients for public broadcast.
Breach of Security in Electronic Medical Records
Dedication to upholding trust, to preventing harm, and respecting privacy create responsibilities for physicians, medical practices, and institutions.
Confidentiality & Electronic Medical Records
Information gathered in association with the care of a patient is confidential, regardless of the form in which it is collected or stored.
Management of Medical Records
Physicians have an ethical obligation to manage medical records appropriately.