Opinion 5.07 - Confidentiality: Computers. Opinion 5.07 - Confidentiality: Computers
The utmost effort and care must be taken to protect the confidentiality of all medical records, including computerized medical records.
The guidelines below are offered to assist physicians and computer service organizations
December 17, 2007.
34 American Medical Association. Opinion E-6.02 Fee splitting. AMA Code of Medical
Ethics. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 2006.
35 American Medical Association. Opinion E-6.03 Fee splitting: Referrals to health care facilities.
AMA Code of Medical Ethics. Chicago, IL: American Medical
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these internal staff decisions reflects the
unwillingness of courts to substitute their judgment for the professional judgment
of hospital officials with superior qualifications to consider and decide such
issues.” Adkins, 129 Ill. 2d at 507.
See also Claydon v. Sisters of the Third Order, 180 Ill. App. 3d 641,
that information may be used to demonstrate a conflict of
11 interest. However, the specific Opinion that the resolution asks be expanded, E-5.07,
12 “Confidentiality: Computers,” is not the appropriate venue for these concerns. This Opinion
13 primarily applies to the confidentiality of patient records
1 confidence (see Opinion E-5.05, “Confidentiality”). Moreover, maintenance of privacy is required
2 to protect patients from embarrassment, potential social discrimination, loss of health care
3 coverage, or other detrimental consequences (see Opinion E-5.059, “Privacy in the Context of
Hearings before a panel shall be similar to a trial,
including the examination and cross examination of witnesses.
Upon conclusion of the hearing, the panel shall submit a written
opinion determining whether the acts or omissions of the
defendant deviated from the applicable standard of care and
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3 Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, American Medical Association. Opinion 2.15: Financial Incentives for
Organ Donation. Code of Medical
factors in the distribution of transplantable
organs. The Council previously has determined that such an approach is not acceptable. Section
2.03 of Current Opinions states, in relevant part, that:
Societal decisions regarding the allocation of limited health care resources should be
based on fair, socially acceptable,