Health and Healthcare in an Increasingly Connected World
However many perceived and real barriers lie between this vision and its realizations. Many of these barriers are not technical in nature, but are based in the human actors in these systems. How should physicians, who may know little of each other, coordinate care through the collective sharing of a medical record? Should an expert in congestive heart disease comment on mismanaged diabetes? A physical therapist? How can we empower family caregivers and community caregivers while preserving privacy? What if those privacy needs appear to run counter to ensuring the safety of an older adult with diminished cognitive capabilities? What are the limits to exposing patients to predictive data analytics that indicate future ailments? Do these limits change if the ailments can be prevented?
Computing technologies have the potential to reshape healthcare delivery. To realize this potential, the design of the human elements of the delivery system need to be integrated into technical advances. This talk will explore these emerging relationships, bringing to bear issues around data use, security and privacy for the public good.