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Large-scale adoption of effective digital health technologies will depend on coming up with appropriate social and technical infrastructure. At the core of this infrastructure is the need to balance privacy and security with transparency, openness, sharing, and the rights of individuals to own and make decisions about their own health and health data. In this session, leaders in privacy, access, and ethics discuss the biggest challenges and potential ways forward in building a future where effective technologies work for society and individuals.
These remarks were part of the 2017 Technology in Psychiatry Summit, sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry on November 6-7, 2017, at the JB Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School. Part of panel: Ethics & Privacy in the Era of Big Data.
Michelle N. Meyer, JD, PhD, is an assistant professor and associate director of research ethics in the Center for Translational Bioethics and Health Care Policy at Geisinger Health System. She chairs the IRB Leadership Committee, directs the Research Ethics Advice and Consultation Service, and sits on the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Ethics Processes, the Board of Directors of Open Humans Foundation, and the Advisory Board of the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium.
Please visit mclean.org/itp to learn more about the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry.
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