November 8, 2014
ISSN: 1085-5629 (Print)
Accession Number: 24800426
Keywords: Cellular Phone/legislation & jurisprudence
Confidentiality/*legislation & jurisprudence
Dermatology/*legislation & jurisprudence/methods
Electronic Health Records/*legislation & jurisprudence
*Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Information Storage and Retrieval/standards
Photography/instrumentation/*legislation & jurisprudence
Abstract: From smart phones to iPads, the world has grown increasingly reliant on new technology. In this ever-expanding digital age, medicine is at the forefront of these new technologies. In the field of dermatology and general medicine, digital images have become an important tool used in patient management. Today, one can even find physicians who use their cellular phone cameras to take patient images and transmit them to other physicians. However, as digital imaging technology has become more prevalent so too have concerns about the impact of this technology on the electronic medical record, quality of patient care, and medicolegal issues. This article will discuss the advent of digital imaging technology in dermatology and the legal ramifications digital images have on medical care, abiding by HIPAA, the use of digital images as evidence, and the possible abuses digital images can pose in a health care setting.
Notes: Scheinfeld, Noah
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Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4537Author: Schneider, S. W.
Title: [Anticoagulants in dermatology]
Journal: J Dtsch Dermatol Ges
Short Title: [Anticoagulants in dermatology]
Alternate Journal: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft = Journal of the German Society of Dermatology : JDDG