This course explores ethical considerations relating to digital innovation in healthcare and health systems. It will consider how broader debates around digital ethics (e.g. relating to artificial intelligence and data collection and reuse) apply in health contexts.
It will focus on the uses of data in healthcare and health systems and ethical considerations relating to data collection, storage and use/reuse. This includes use of data in developing and utilising new technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The course also consider broader issues around digital ethics to focus on practical examples and actual clinical applications. The learners will examine current governance mechanisms in place to address digital ethics and a range of approaches that can be employed (including the role of Patient and Public Involvement in the use/reuse of health data).
Part of a programme of 10 Health Informatics sessions which can be taken separately, or as a programme of 10. Designed by Newcastle University & Health Education England North East and North Cumbria, and accredited by the Faculty of Clinical Informatics UK. See go.ncl.ac.uk/health-informatics for information about the whole programme.