Responsibility in Electronic Health: What Muddles the Picture?

Responsibility in Electronic Health: What Muddles the Picture?

Janne Lahtiranta (University of Turku, Finland) and Kai K. Kimppa (University of Turku, Finland)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-780-5.ch006
OnDemand PDF Download:
$37.50

Abstract

In this chapter, we look into the potential problems arising from the use of information and communication technology (ICT) artifacts in electronic health. We focus on issues such as liabilities and responsibilities and discuss these issues on the basis of patient-physician relationship, negligence, agentization, and anthropomorphism. We conclude the chapter with recommendations originating from different fields of industry. These recommendations are applied to the field of electronic health in order to make users more aware of the nature and use of ICT artifacts in various health care situations.

Complete Chapter List

Search this Book:
Reset