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Ezzati Arasteh Pour F, Aliahmadi Jeshfaghani H. A Review of the Ethical Challenges in Health Technologies (Case Study: Digital Health Technologies) . IJMEHM 2018; 11 :397-416
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-6050-en.html
1- PhD Student Science and Technology Policy Making, Faculty of progress Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Faculty of progress Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
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Recent developments in the digital domain and its influence in the health sector have led to the development of digital health technologies. The development of these technologies in addition to the benefits such as lowering medical care costs and improving the quality of patient care, has introduced new ethical challenges into the field of medicine. In this study, 25 articles were identified on the ethical challenges in digital health technologies by using literature review. These articles were in areas of mobile health, electronic health records, telemedicine, electronic health, wearable and big data technologies. The ethical challenges found in the articles reviewed in the field of digital health include: the privacy challenges that are due to the creation of huge data sources in this type of technology, how to ensure access justice, challenges for determining the responsibilities of surgical and technical members in telemedicine technologies, changing the patient's role, challenges regarding data ownership and patient access to raw data, the challenge of balancing the privacy of patient information and data sharing in advancing the community's science and health big data, and guaranteed quality of provided health information. These surveys can be effective in identifying challenges and developing ethical guidelines before developing and applying these types of technologies.

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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Medical Ethics
Received: 2018/09/6 | Accepted: 2019/02/27 | Published: 2018/04/15

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