Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ethics and Health Information Technology: Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD

Join us on January 29th from 12 - 1 PM for Kenneth W. Goodman's discussion: "Ethics and Health Information Technology: New Challenges in Clinical Care and Research in a Pharmacogenomic World" [Flyer, 71 KB - PDF ]

In addition to being a widely recognized expert on the ethical issues of information technology, Goodman is co-director of the University of Miami’s Ethics Programs and founder and director of its Bioethics Program and Pan American Bioethics Initiative. The Ethics Programs have recently been designated a World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy, one of four such centers in the world and the only one in the United States.

Goodman notes, in an abstract for this presentation, that the intersection of ethics, computing, and medicine is transformative. He expects "this transformation will continue and acquire greater urgency in a post-genomic, evidence-based world, as digitized genetic data introduces new challenges for clinicians, researchers and policy makers."

This is truly a timely topic; so, join us in Room 1110 of the HITS Building, 410 W. 10th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. - J.O.

1 comment:

waldito said...

Very important concept not just in any profession( Information technology, Hospitals etc)but also on our own perspective, on how we deal with it.