Professional Members of the Health Informatics Society of Ireland shall behave in accordance with the principles set out below:
Protection of Public Interest and Legal Compliance
Exercise their professional skills in such a way as to safeguard public health, safety and the environment
Recognise the rights of third parties and not prejudice the intellectual property rights of others
Take reasonable steps to know and understand the relevant legislation, regulations and standards and comply with such requirements in carrying out their work
Recognise basic human rights and endeavour to avoid actions that have an averse effect on such rights.
Responsibility to Employers and Client/Patients
Perform professional work that meets the requirements of their employer or client/patient and draw the employer's or client/patient's attention to the consequences of ignoring or overruling the member's professional judgement
Perform professional work to time and to budget and notify the employer or client/patient early if such requirements are unlikely to be fulfilled
Not offer or provide any inducement to a third party in return for business secured with a client/patient, unless there is full disclosure of the facts to that client/patient
Not disclose or authorise the disclosure of confidential information gained in the course of professional work, except with the prior written permission of the employer or client/patient, nor use such information for personal gain.