Medical Professionalism in the New Information Age

Medical Professionalism in the New Information Age

by David J. Rothman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813548071

ISBN-13: 9780813548074

Pub. Date: 09/01/2010

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


With computerized health information receiving unprecedented government support, a group of health policy scholars analyze the intricate legal, social, and professional implications of the new technology. These essays explore how Health Information Technology (HIT) may alter relationships between physicians and patients, physicians and other providers, and…  See more details below

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With computerized health information receiving unprecedented government support, a group of health policy scholars analyze the intricate legal, social, and professional implications of the new technology. These essays explore how Health Information Technology (HIT) may alter relationships between physicians and patients, physicians and other providers, and physicians and their home institutions. Patient use of web-based information may undermine the traditional information monopoly that physicians have long enjoyed. New IT systems may increase physicians' legal liability and heighten expectations about transparency. Case studies on kidney transplants and maternity practices reveal the unanticipated effects, positive and negative, of patient uses of the new technology. An independent HIT profession may emerge, bringing another organized interest into the medical arena. Taken together, these investigations cast new light on the challenges and opportunities presented by HIT.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813548074
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Rutgers Series in Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction David Blumenthal Blumenthal, David 1

Chapter 1 Expecting the Unexpected: Health Information Technology and Medical Professionalism David Blumenthal Blumenthal, David 8

Chapter 2 Quality Regulation in the Information Age: Challenges for Medical Professionalism Mark Hall Hall, Mark 23

Chapter 3 The "Information Rx" Nancy Tomes Tomes, Nancy 40

Chapter 4 When New Is Old: Professional Medical Liability in the Information Age Michael W. Painter Painter, Michael W. 66

Chapter 5 Patient Data: Professionalism, Property, and Policy Marc A. Rodwin Rodwin, Marc A. 81

Chapter 6 The Impact of Information Technology on Organ Donation: Private Values in a Public World David J. Rothman Rothman, David J. 100

Chapter 7 Changing the Rules: The Impact of Information Technology on Contemporary Maternity Practice Eugene Declercq Declercq, Eugene 116

Chapter 8 A Profession of IT's Own: The Rise of Health Information Professionals in American Health Care Matthew Dimick Dimick, Matthew 132

Notes 175

About the Contributors 209

Index 213

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