New Federal Standards for Privacy of Individual Health Information (Medicolegal Issues)

New Federal Standards for Privacy of Individual Health Information (Medicolegal Issues)

On December 20, 2000, President Clinton signed a regulation that established the first-ever federal privacy protections for personal health information. The regulation issued by President Clinton was the culmination of a process that dates from 1996. When the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted, both President Clinton and Congress discussed […]

Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics

Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, ITBAM 2016, held in Porto, Portugal, in September 2016, in conjunction with DEXA 2016.The 9 revised long papers presented together with 11 poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 26 submissions. The papers address the following topics: biomedical data analysis […]

Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behaviour of Allopathic Medical Practitioners in Tirppur District in Tamilnadu, India (Report)

Information Needs and Information-Seeking Behaviour of Allopathic Medical Practitioners in Tirppur District in Tamilnadu, India (Report)

Introduction: Medical professionals must continuously develop their professional and personal abilities for better treatment and diagnosis procedures (Pillay 2004). The phenomenal development of modern scientific medicine in the turn of 20th century has made dramatic changes in the quality and quantity of knowledge and applications in the field of health care (Elizabeth 2008). The growth […]

Disclosure of Personal Information (Medicolegal Issues) (Law Overview)

Disclosure of Personal Information (Medicolegal Issues) (Law Overview)

It is well known that personal information, such as health care records, is privileged. As discussed last issue, the federal government has recently taken additional steps to ensure that the privileged nature of this information is maintained. Financial information is also guarded and maintained as personal and private. It is also well known that in […]

Stimulating the Adoption of Health Information Technology (Guest Article) (Reprint)

Stimulating the Adoption of Health Information Technology (Guest Article) (Reprint)

The recently enacted stimulus bill–the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)–touches almost every aspect of the U.S. economy. Health care is no exception. In fact, the ARRA is historic health care legislation of the type rarely produced by our famously incremental federal government. The law prevents dramatic state cuts in Medicaid, expands funding […]

Training the Trainers: Teaching Clinician Educators to Provide Information Literacy Skills Feedback (Report)

Training the Trainers: Teaching Clinician Educators to Provide Information Literacy Skills Feedback (Report)

INTRODUCTION “Competency-based education focuses on learner performance in reaching specific objectives goals and objectives in the curriculum” [1]. At the time of this writing, the Stanford University School of Medicine (SOM) was in the process of developing a comprehensive competency-based curriculum with an emphasis on providing students with feedback on their performance. Feedback is defined […]