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The AMA's medical ethics standards, products, and programs.

Code of Medical Ethics

Opinions on a wide variety of ethical and professional issues that members of the profession confront in their practice, research and teaching.

Opinion 5.07 - Confidentiality: Computers

April 04, 2014 AMA Web Page

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

AMA's Code of Medical Ethics

April 04, 2014 AMA Web Page

5.059 — 5.0591 — 5.06 — 5.07 — 5.075 — 5.08 — 5.09 — 5.10 — 6.00 - Opinions on Fees and Charges 6.01 — 6.02 — 6.021 — 6.03 — 6.05 — 6.06 — 6.07 — 6.08 — 6.09 — 6.10 — 6.11 — 6.12 — 6.13 — 7.00 - Opinions on Physician Records 7.01

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December 18, 2012 PDF Document

for in-office imaging. Am Med News. 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

151 2008 Interim Meeting ... 

December 18, 2012 PDF Document

A. Non-radiologists can’t refer for in-office imaging. Am Med News. 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

REPORT OF THE COUNCIL ON ETHICAL AND JUDICIAL AFFAI... 

December 18, 2012 PDF Document

Am Med News. 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,

No. 00-4028 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS... 

December 18, 2012 PDF Document

reluctance to review 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,

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December 18, 2012 PDF Document

to which 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

231 2008 Annual Meeting ... 

December 18, 2012 PDF Document

and Judicial Affairs Report - 7 resolution asks be expanded, E-5.07, “Confidentiality: Computers,” is not the appropriate venue for these concerns. This Opinion primarily applies to the confidentiality of patient records in electronic formats. As the opening of the Opinion illustrates, “the utmost effort

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December 18, 2012 PDF Document

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 4 Health

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December 18, 2012 PDF Document

is a well 218 Ethical and Judicial Affairs - 3 June 2009 established principle of professional ethics that dates back to the Hippocratic Oath.1 The AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics, in Opinion E-5.07, “Confidentiality: Computers,” (AMA Policy Database)