In accordance to a paper authored by the ACP and released in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, EHRs (Electronic health records) should serve the high-quality patient-centered care, help and increase clinical reason, and maintain privacy and confidentiality.
Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD, of the ACP, and co-workers wrote, “Electronic health records (EHRs) give benefits for sufferers, physicians and clinical teams, but also raise ethical queries.”
They added, “EHR development [has] concentrated not on capturing the sufferer’s story and physician’s thought procedures and care plans, but on billing, administrative and regulatory elements”. The medical profession is responsible for recognizing and dealing this incongruity, in accordance to Sulmasy and colleagues.
The following 3 principles have been recognized by ACP for EHR use: