Juridische Aspecten Van Videoregistratie Bij Operaties. De Digitale Operatieassistent: Kans of Bedreiging?
Blaauw, Claire B
van den Dobbelsteen, John J
Hubben, Joep H
Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde 2011; 155(32): A3487
Video registration in hospitals is becoming increasingly frequent and an increasing number of surgical procedures are performed with the help of video imaging. The Technical University of Delft is developing a safety system that will use video images to directly inform medical staff of technical problems during surgery so that necessary adjustments can be made in time: the digital operating room assistant. However, the saving of video images is legally considered to be processing of personal data. Dutch privacy legislation requires that certain legal demands are taken into consideration. From legal point of view three situations can be distinguished where video images are being used: (a) as an essential part of treatment (endoscopic surgery, for example), (b) to enhance the quality of the procedure, and (c) for the purposes of peer assessment or education. To whom and in which way consent has to be asked, differs per situation. We recommend that video recordings of crucial points in the operation are included in the patient file. The same counts for incidental findings or complications if, according to the standard of a good caregiver, this is necessary for the further treatment of the patient. In addition to the doctor and the patient, in certain circumstances, access to the video recordings may also be granted to the Health Care Inspectorate and, to the Public Prosecutor. Covert video recording of an employee is a breach of privacy and essentially punishable by law. Video recordings may not themselves be used to assess the performance of the surgeon involved.
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