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Medical Professionalism in the New Information Age
edited by David J. Rothman and David Blumenthal
contributions by Mark Suchman, Nancy Jane Tomes, Matthew Dimick, Mark A. Hall, Kristin Madison, Michael Painter, Marc Rodwin and Sara Rosenbaum
chapter Introductions by David Blumenthal
Rutgers University Press, 2011
Paper: 978-0-8135-4808-1 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-8094-4 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-4807-4
Library of Congress Classification R858.M46 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 610.285

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With computerized health information receiving unprecedented government support, a group of health policy scholars analyze the intricate legal, social, and professional implications of the new technology. These essays explore how Health Information Technology (HIT) may alter relationships between physicians and patients, physicians and other providers, and physicians and their home institutions. Patient use of web-based information may undermine the traditional information monopoly that physicians have long enjoyed. New IT systems may increase physicians' legal liability and heighten expectations about transparency. Case studies on kidney transplants and maternity practices reveal the unanticipated effects, positive and negative, of patient uses of the new technology. An independent HIT profession may emerge, bringing another organized interest into the medical arena. Taken together, these investigations cast new light on the challenges and opportunities presented by HIT.

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