OverviewHealth care providers and health information management (HIM) professionals continue to be faced with ethical complexities when making decisions about access to and the use of health information. Given the increased use of electronic health record systems and information technology applications, these dilemmas are increasing. Ethical Health Informatics: Challenges and Opportunities, Third Edition (formerly titled Ethical Challenges in the Management of Health Information) is an invaluable resource for students and practitioners across the health disciplines as well as Information Technology and business students. The Third Edition is an exhaustive revision that incorporates scenarios and ethical decision-making matrices that challenge the reader to determine the best course of ethical action for HIM, nurses, administrators, and IT professionals. Coverage of selected critical legal issues in the management of health information is included in each chapter. The Third Edition includes chapters on privacy and confidentiality; the uses of information for coding, quality management, research, public health and clinical care at the end of life; the electronic and digital health information systems; management of sensitive information (genetic, adoption and drug, alcohol, sexual and behavioral information); and the roles for management and leadership, vendor management, entrepreneur and advocate.