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ACP Releases Ethical Guidance For Electronic Communication With Patients

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has released a position paper aimed at ensuring that electronic communication between patients and physicians are thoughtful and effective while also maintaining standards of ethics and professionalism.

According to a news release, the position paper, “American College of Physicians Ethical Guidance for Electronic Patient-Physician Communication: Aligning Expectations,” appears in the Journal of General Internal Medicine and was developed by the ACP Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee (EPHRC). It makes recommendations for physicians navigating these new forms of communication with an emphasis on ethics and professionalism, privacy and confidentiality, and price considerations.

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