1,342nd  Meeting
Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Avenue
  1. 6:00 P.M. Reception
  2. 6:30 P.M. Dinner ($48.00 Reservations Required)
7:30 P.M. Announcements, Presentation
Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D.
Co-Director for Minor in Bioethics & Society, Department of Health Sciences,
DePaul University
Digital Pills, EMR Big Data, and Digital Phenotyping:
New Medical Privacy Responsibilities in an Electronic World



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.

Session date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue
Mitchell Room
Milwaukee, WI 53233
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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