Name: eHealth Code of Ethics
Identifier: Not applicable
Issuing Organisation: eHealth Ethics Initiative 2000
Organization website (opens in new window): http://www.ihealthcoalition.org/
Link to standard (opens in new window): http://www.ihealthcoalition.org/wp-content/themes/IHC-theme/code0524.pdf
Availability: Free to Access
Type: Code of Ethics
Issue Year: 2000
Forward Review Date: Not known
Intended Audiences: Older People, Carers, Third (Voluntary) Sector Bodies, Private Sector Bodies, Professional and Trade Bodies, and Governmental and Public Sector Bodies
The Internet is changing how people give and receive health information and health care. All people who use the Internet for health-related purposes—patients, health care professionals and administrators, researchers, those who create or sell health products or services, and other stakeholders—must join together to create a safe environment and enhance the value of the Internet for meeting health care needs.
Because health information, products, and services have the potential both to improve health and to do harm, organisations and individuals that provide health information on the Internet have obligations to be trustworthy, provide high quality content, protect users’ privacy, and adhere to standards of best practices for online commerce and online professional services in health care.
People who use Internet health sites and services share a responsibility to help assure the value and integrity of the health Internet by exercising judgment in using sites, products, and services, and by providing meaningful feedback about online health information, products, and services
Relevance to Active and Healthy Ageing: Medium
Older Person Specific: No
Usage / Adoption status: Not known
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