Using the Internet for Health Information: Legal Issues / Edition 1

Using the Internet for Health Information: Legal Issues / Edition 1

by Stephen J. Schanz
     
 

ISBN-10: 089970977X

ISBN-13: 9780899709772

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: American Medical Association

Written by Stephen Schanz, JD, LL.M, this book is uniquely designed to familiarize physicians with legal issues that can accompany Internet activities. Explores legal repercussions of using the Internet to "share health information" via Web sites, e-mail communication with patients, and transmitting data or images for consultations.  See more details below

Overview

Written by Stephen Schanz, JD, LL.M, this book is uniquely designed to familiarize physicians with legal issues that can accompany Internet activities. Explores legal repercussions of using the Internet to "share health information" via Web sites, e-mail communication with patients, and transmitting data or images for consultations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899709772
Publisher:
American Medical Association
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
99 EDITION
Pages:
79
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
Sect. 1General Legal Issues in the Electronic Information Age1
The Growth of the Internet1
Cyberjurisdiction2
The Patient-Physician Relationship6
Medical Records7
Sect. 2Health Information on the World Wide Web11
Accuracy and Timeliness of Information11
Authentication and Verification12
Interactive Web Sites13
State Medical Licensure18
Sect. 3Issues in Health Care Communication via E-mail21
Using E-mail to Communicate Health Care Information21
Confidentiality and Privacy of E-mail21
E-mail Between Patients and Providers23
Incorporating E-mail Technology26
Mailing Lists and Newsgroups26
Sect. 4Strategies for Cyberspace Risk Management31
Encryption31
Malpractice Insurance32
Rationales for Disclaimers35
The Use of Disclaimers in Health Care Web Sites36
The E-mail Agreement40
Conclusion43
App. AWarning to Internet Users From Minnesota Attorney General45
App. BHCFA Internet Security Policy53
App. CDisclaimer Used on America's Doctor Web Site65
App. DDisclaimer Used by Mayo Clinic75

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