- 6:00 P.M. Reception
- 6:30 P.M. Dinner ($48.00 Reservations Required)
A new digital pill automatically logs and shared when a patient with mental illness has taken their prescription. A study used data from patient’s electronical medical records to construct family trees and disease risk. Flu outbreaks are tracked by examining online search terms related to symptoms. The brave new world of digital medicine—combining technological advances in information technology, artificial intelligence, and big data with those of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies—raises a plethora of ethical and professional challenges to the practice of medicine. For the patient, the ethical risks privacy, autonomy, coercion, and confidentiality are significant. For physicians, digital medicine may change the physician-patient relationship through trust and monitoring expectations and may threaten professional autonomy through the assumption of new risks, new tasks, and new monitoring or practice. With these products already in the marketplace, it is important to be aware of the ethics of their use and how best to adapt to this new reality.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.