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Confidentiality

I. AAP Policy Statements

Standards for Health Information Technology to Ensure Adolescent Privacy
Reviews the challenges to privacy for adolescents posed by commercial health information technology systems and recommends basic principles for ideal electronic health record systems. 

Achieving Quality Health Services for Adolescents
This statement reviews the evolution of the medical home concept and challenges to the provision of quality adolescent health care within the patient-centered medical home. Areas of attention for quality adolescent health care are reviewed, including developmentally appropriate care, confidentiality, location of adolescent care, providers who offer such care, the role of research in advancing care, and the transition to adult care.
 

II. Websites

Confidential Services and Private Time (AAP)
Preserving confidentiality for adolescent patients is an important part of the health care visit experience and allows for open communication about sensitive topics

An Overview of Consent to Reproductive Health Services by Young People (Guttmacher Institute)
All states and DC allow young people to consent to STI services. 39 states and DC allow all individuals, regardless of age, to consent to STI and HIV services, while the remaining states allow certain categories of young people or those at a specified (such as 12 or 14) and older to consent to such care.

Healthy Teen Network
Healthy Teen Network promotes better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations. Includes eLearning modules for


III. Fact Sheets

Teen Health Services and One-On-One Time with A Healthcare Provider (CDC)
This infobrief explains how parents can help create a trusting relationship by allowing their teen one-on-one time with their healthcare provider.

Contraceptive and Reproductive Health Services for Teens: Evidence-based Clinical Best Practices (CDC)
Fact sheet detailing evidence-based clinical practice(s), and rationale for contraceptive and reproductive health service domains for teens.


IV. e-Learning Course

Confidential Adolescent Care and Billing (AAP)
Course content includes an introduction to confidentiality and the adolescent patient, challenges that arise with confidentiality and billing, and consideration of the unique challenges sometimes associated with confidentiality and electronic health records.

 

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