Privacy, confidentiality, and security in clinical information systems: dilemmas and opportunities for the nurse executive
Nurse executives must actively work to ensure the security of health care facility databases and protect both hospital and patient confidentiality. Changes in health care and information management requires added knowledge of clinical information systems and an understanding of patients' rights and access to medical information. Nurse executives should educate themselves about their facility's information system, issues of privacy, and effective security measures.
Publication Name: Nursing Administration Quarterly
Heading off a web of deceit
This article examines ethical standards that relate to the security and safety of medical information that travels via the Internet. Topics addressed include the benefits of easy access to health information, as well as privacy standards proposed by the World Health Organization.
Publication Name: Nature Medicine
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