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

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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.

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Reviewer: Brian Levy, MD (Cyberplus)
Description: The editor of this book describes legal risks and issues with the use of health-related Internet sites and e-mail. He also details the current warning to Internet users from the Minnesota Attorney General and the HCFA Internet security policy.
Purpose: The editor intends to discuss the legal issues involved in the electronic transmission of health information using the Internet. Specifically, he deals with the use of health-related Web sites and e-mail by patients and providers in this book. With the tremendous increase in health-related Internet use, especially by patients, the legal ramifications, privacy concerns, and future government regulations grow more important and complicated.
Audience: This book appears to be written for healthcare providers, managers, and executives. But, individual providers may find the book lacks enough detail to fully understand how they can legally use the Internet in managing patients. Healthcare executives may find the legal discussions helpful for beginning to address their Internet policy. The editor, a lawyer and president of Legamed, Inc., possesses the necessary background and training to present the health-related Internet legal issues.
Features: He covers legal issues regarding the use of online health information, the use of e-mail, and strategies for Internet risk management. He raises several interesting legal issues regarding what constitutes online patient interactivity and the online formation of a patient-provider relationship. The example disclaimers described in the appendix may be useful for Internet health site developers. The editor does fall short of providing a comprehensive legal discussion in this book. For example, he does not mention the legal implications for online pharmacies and only provides a short footnote describing HIPAA.
Assessment: Some interesting legal issues surrounding Internet health sites and the use of e-mail are raised in this book. Readers will find it serves as a useful, but not comprehensive, resource for developing policy.
Brian Levy
The editor of this book describes legal risks and issues with the use of health-related Internet sites and e-mail. He also details the current warning to Internet users from the Minnesota Attorney General and the HCFA Internet security policy. The editor intends to discuss the legal issues involved in the electronic transmission of health information using the Internet. Specifically, he deals with the use of health-related Web sites and e-mail by patients and providers in this book. With the tremendous increase in health-related Internet use, especially by patients, the legal ramifications, privacy concerns, and future government regulations grow more important and complicated. This book appears to be written for healthcare providers, managers, and executives. But, individual providers may find the book lacks enough detail to fully understand how they can legally use the Internet in managing patients. Healthcare executives may find the legal discussions helpful for beginning to address their Internet policy. The editor, a lawyer and president of Legamed, Inc., possesses the necessary background and training to present the health-related Internet legal issues. He covers legal issues regarding the use of online health information, the use of e-mail, and strategies for Internet risk management. He raises several interesting legal issues regarding what constitutes online patient interactivity and the online formation of a patient-provider relationship. The example disclaimers described in the appendix may be useful for Internet health site developers. The editor does fall short of providing a comprehensive legal discussion in this book. For example, he does not mention the legalimplications for online pharmacies and only provides a short footnote describing HIPAA. Some interesting legal issues surrounding Internet health sites and the use of e-mail are raised in this book. Readers will find it serves as a useful, but not comprehensive, resource for developing policy.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899709772
  • Publisher: American Medical Association
  • Publication date: 1/1/1999
  • Edition description: 99 EDITION
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 79
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
Sect. 1 General Legal Issues in the Electronic Information Age 1
The Growth of the Internet 1
Cyberjurisdiction 2
The Patient-Physician Relationship 6
Medical Records 7
Sect. 2 Health Information on the World Wide Web 11
Accuracy and Timeliness of Information 11
Authentication and Verification 12
Interactive Web Sites 13
State Medical Licensure 18
Sect. 3 Issues in Health Care Communication via E-mail 21
Using E-mail to Communicate Health Care Information 21
Confidentiality and Privacy of E-mail 21
E-mail Between Patients and Providers 23
Incorporating E-mail Technology 26
Mailing Lists and Newsgroups 26
Sect. 4 Strategies for Cyberspace Risk Management 31
Encryption 31
Malpractice Insurance 32
Rationales for Disclaimers 35
The Use of Disclaimers in Health Care Web Sites 36
The E-mail Agreement 40
Conclusion 43
App. A Warning to Internet Users From Minnesota Attorney General 45
App. B HCFA Internet Security Policy 53
App. C Disclaimer Used on America's Doctor Web Site 65
App. D Disclaimer Used by Mayo Clinic 75
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