[Last CfP] E-health & Ethics Research day 13 April 2023

13/04/2023 all-day

Date : 2023-04-13
Lieu : Paris La Défense

Extended deadline: 20 March 2023

An increasing trend towards the implementation of digital technologies within the health care systems has been witnessed during the last 20 years. In its global strategy on digital health for the years 2020–2025, the World Health Organization (WHO) devoted a specific interest to the role played by digital devices in allowing a larger and more equitable access to health services to all categories of populations, without any distinction regarding their economic, geopolitical, social or demographic specificities.
The term e-health encompasses in its broader sense a large array of health care domains supported or enabled by technology. Building on Marent & Henwood (2021), we can consider a typology including : (1) telemedicine: synchronous or asynchronous care at a distance, possibly enabled by sociotechnical platforms; (2) health information: storage, processing, search and exchange, through information and data management systems ; (3) mHealth: use of mobile and connected devices for health-related reasons; and (4) algorithmic health: incorporating advances in data science and artificial intelligence (AI) in health care for experimental, predictive, curative, or diagnostic purposes.
Despite the benefits and considerable advancements made possible by implementing digital devices in health and health care, crucial ethical questions have been raised. Bioethics and deontological perspectives cross paths with all the issues related to Information Technology uses and their implications on people’s life (privacy, digital divide, reluctance towards AI). Two value systems confront each other and concurrently foster a wide range of issues embracing different perspectives (philosophical, moral, normative, technical, managerial or legal).
The aim of this research day is to curate and compare the views of social, human and management sciences and engineering sciences in order to shed light on these issues.

Thematic axes

The expected communications could address the following themes (non-exhaustive list):
– Ethical issues related to new e-health business models: health platforms, Health Tech, privacy models
– M-health and connected health: usage, adoption, resistance and effects on well-being, patient empowerment, self-tracking and self-care metrics efficiency, security hardware devices.
– E-health and privacy: advances and limitations of the jurisdictional arsenal, privacy management systems, privacy-by-design …
– E-health and health systems restructuration (public and private sectors)
– Artificial intelligence and e-health, cognitive science, pattern mining, AI/DL models & health/law, ethical & responsible AI.
– Healthcare metaverse : challenges and ethical boundaries
– Sociomateriality of digital health

Submission guidelines

Authors are invited to submit their extended abstracts (800 – 1000 words, up to 10 references) electronically via easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ehealthethics23

Language: English or French

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