The International Medical Informatics Association has approved the endorsement of the IMIA Code of Ethics for Health Information Professionals at its General Assembly meeting on October 4, 2002 in Taipei, Taiwan. Over the years , it has been updated as required.The latest update is on 31st January, 2011.
The “code” is the culmination of several years of a global collaborative effort led by IMIA’s working Group on Data Protection in Health Information, Chaired by Prof Ab Baker of the Netherlands. In addition to the “code”, a detailed handbook of explanations that go along with the principles and clauses of the code has been prepared. Downloads in Ten Languages and Accompanying Handbook in English: