URAC, in partnership with the Internet Healthcare Coalition, has published a new guide on e-health ethics.

The publication, ‘The New Frontier: Exploring eHealth Ethics’, compiles, for the first time, all the major ethical codes and guidelines for health Web sites.

The new book also includes a variety of articles contributed by online health community leaders on topics including privacy and security, consumer trust, quality and oversight of online health.

"This book is important because it is the first and so far the only volume written by many of the individuals and organisations directly involved in the effort to develop and implement a universal code of e-health ethics," stated John Mack, President of the Internet Healthcare Coalition and Executive Editor of The New Frontier.

Petra Wilson, of the Directorate General for Information Society, European Commission and contributor to the book, commented, "The translation of ethical frameworks in health care into the nascent e-health environment is one of the burning issues of the moment."

The book can be ordered online at URAC’s Web site, http://www.urac.org.