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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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” . At the time of this writing, the Stanford University School of Medicine (SOM) was in the process of developing a comprehensive...

Lay Information Mediary Behavior Uncovered: Exploring How Nonprofessionals Seek Health Information for Themselves and Others Online.

INTRODUCTION “Seeking is of two strong emotions … of tremendous frustration, and tremendous elation”

Information Processing in Medical Imaging

The 20th International Conference on Information Processing in Medical Im- ing(IPMI)washeldduringJuly2–6,2007,atRolducAbbey,locatedinKerkrade in the south of the Netherlands. Following the highly successful IPMI in Gl- wood Springs in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA (2005), the conference was the latest in...

Fair Credit Reporting Medical Information Regulations (US Federal Reserve System Regulation) (FRS) (2018 Edition)

The Law Library presents the complete text of the Fair Credit Reporting Medical Information Regulations (US Federal Reserve System Regulation) (FRS) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, and NCUA (Agencies) are publishing final...

Evaluation of Information Literacy Skill Development in First Year Medical Students (Report)

The key characteristics of medical information are that it is abundant, distributed, and is provided for a range of audiences. Medical practitioners need the skills to find relevant information and evaluate its authenticity, validity, and reliability. These information literacy...

Fremont Area Medical Center Selects Lawson to Help Establish Health Information Exchange; Lawson Enterprise Exchange to be Cornerstone of Fremont’s HIE Strategy to Help Deliver Comprehensive Patient-Centric Data and Support ‘Meaningful Use’ Initiatives

ENPNewswire-16 August 2010-Fremont Area Medical Center Selects Lawson to Help Establish Health Information Exchange; Lawson Enterprise Exchange to be cornerstone of Fremont’s HIE strategy to help deliver comprehensive patient-centric data and support ‘meaningful use’ initiatives(C)2010 ENPublishing – http://www.enpublishing.co.uk Release...

Information Technology in Medical Diagnostics

For many centuries, people have tried to learn about the state of their health. Initially, in the pre-technological period, they had to rely only on their senses. Then there were simple tools to help the human senses. The discovery...

Fair Credit Reporting Medical Information Regulations (US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Regulation) (FDIC) (2018 Edition)

The Law Library presents the complete text of the Fair Credit Reporting Medical Information Regulations (US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Regulation) (FDIC) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, and NCUA (Agencies) are publishing...

The Electronic Medical Record System: Health Care Marvel Or Morass? (Surfing the Information Technology Wave) (Patient Privacy)

FRONT PAGE STORIES IN THE BOSTON GLOBE (“Computerized Medical Records Put Privacy On Line,” “Attorney General’s Office Examining Privacy Of HMO Files,” and “Patient’s Files Allegedly Used for Obscene Calls” *) have reported that patients of a well known...

Processing of Medical information in Aging Patients

This volume focuses on understanding the impact of age-related decline in cognitive abilities on medical decisions and compliance with medical instructions. It examines how medical information and the medical environment can be restructured to accommodate the decreased cognitive function...

Psoriasis, Introduction, General Information, Epidemiology/Psoriasis, Genel Bilgiler, Epidemiyoloji (Continuing Medical Education/Surekli Egitim) (Disease/Disorder Overview)

Giris Psoriasis, keskin sinirli, eritemli plak veya papuller uzerinde yerlesmis parlak, sedefi-beyaz skuamlarla karakterize, kronik seyirli, inflamatuvar bir hastaliktir (1). Skuamlarin renginden dolayi halk arasinda “Sedef Hastaligi” olarak bilinmektedir. Hastalik siklikla sacli deri, diz, dirsek, sakral bolge ve eklemlerin...

Federal Neglect: Regulation of Genetic Testing; Government Needs to Ensure That Genetic Tests Provide Useful Medical Information and That the Test Results Are Reliable (Cover Story)

U.S. consumers generally take for granted that the government assesses the safety and effectiveness of drugs and other medical products before they are made available commercially. But for genetic tests, this generally is not the case. At the same...

Black Lung Benefits Act – Disclosure of Medical Information and Payment of Benefits (US Workers Compensation Programs Office Regulation) (WCPO) (2018 Edition)

The Law Library presents the complete text of the Black Lung Benefits Act – Disclosure of Medical Information and Payment of Benefits (US Workers Compensation Programs Office Regulation) (WCPO) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 This final rule...

Health Information Disparities? Determining the Relationship Between Age, Poverty, And Rate of Calls to a Consumer and Patient Health Information Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Growth and demand for consumer health information services has been well documented . In the past twenty years, medical librarians have transitioned from cautious providers of consumer and patient health information to leaders of outreach programs in which...

Evidence-Based Policy and Practice on Community Benefit: Information Support for Developing a Bibliography (Brief COMMUNICATIONS)

INTRODUCTION “Community benefit” (CB) is described in a revenue ruling from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that justifies the tax-exempt status of nonprofit hospitals and requires these hospitals to provide community services. According to the instructions for IRS form...