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PSYCHO-SOCIOLOGICAL IMPACT OF A/IS ON PATIENTS: A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE
dataTechnology is a dominant part of our lives, shaping our worldviews and behaviours that have crucial impact on our health choices.
habitsIt's like a new social group but unlike ever before we'll all be interconnecting with it.
ethicsBig disruption: traditional social norms do not apply. And we need new safety measures in their place.
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Digital transformation in healthcare is going mainstream, promising higher quality of care at a lower cost for all. Telemedicine allows for a cheaper infrastructure of medical consultations, connected hardware means remote monitoring 24/7 and big data helps researchers find patterns in the spread of diseases and better target preventive activities. Yet, the biggest challenge is not the access to affordable, high quality healthcare.It's ensuring patient safety. As the digital transformation of healthcare turned patients from passive beneficiaries into active decision makers, they're more vulnerable to unethical practices.
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Health Action Tank is an independent non-profit research organization focused on digital transformation in healthcare. It’s role is to provide actionable insights on the psycho-sociological impact of healthcare technologies before they become mainstream challenges.
HACT's recent projects include:
1. Leading research on AaIS safety: - guide to ethical data management for Stanford's Market for Good (currently: Digital Impact) - joint research with IBM on human behaviors in contacts with automated health services
2. Participation in interdisciplinary international research projects on healthcare digitalization: - The Digital Health Society coordinated by European Connected Health Alliance (EU) - The Health Story Project by Health Information Management Systems Society (US)
3. Advocacy – policy & industry best practices: - giving feedback to international initiatives (EU) - giving feedback to industry best practices (e.g. IEEE)
4. Ambassadorship of health tech initiatives (e.g. Health IT Week)