I was pointed to the Health Care Blogger Code of Ethics blog by my friend Dr. Ben (whose newish blog, by the way, is an excellent resource on pediatrics, infectious disease and quality improvement). The undertaking seems to be getting up a good head of steam post-Flea, and under the tutelage of Revolution Health’s Dr. Val. Hmm, wait a minute, what’s RevHealth’s angle here . . . ?
Truth is, I’m not sure there’s a need to reinvent the wheel. HON’s code (for example) includes the HCBE principles and is similarly free and self-enforcing (or, rather, community-enforced). It also clearly requires an up-front assessment, which HCBE hasn’t yet clearly committed to requiring.
Just another fascinating day out in the Wild West of medblogging.