Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

It is now widely agreed that the future of the health professions is computational. That is, intelligent machines and other devices are becoming essential to practice and research in medicine, nursing, public health, etc. These technologies raise many interesting and important ethical, legal and social issues.  

The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, a leading international bioethics journal, has launched a special section on “Bioethics and Information Technology.” This section will feature original work on ethical, legal, policy and social aspects of the use of computing and information technology in health, biomedical research and the health professions. It is the goal of this section to apply CQ’s traditional standards of quality to this emerging field.

Articles on ethical issues and the following are welcome; this is not an exhaustive list.

  • Bioinformatics, biorepositories
  • Business of health information technology
  • Decision support systems and prognostic scoring systems
  • Disability and health informatics
  • Electronic health records
  • Government regulation of health informatics tools
  • Information and communications technology (ICT)
  • International issues, including harmonization, best practices, etc.
  • Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Laboratory information management systems
  • Mobile health
  • Personal health records
  • Public health informatics
  • Privacy and confidentiality
  • Professional-patient relationships
  • Remote presence healthcare, medical homes, etc.
  • Research and informatics
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)
  • Robots and digital/virtual companions
  • Safety, quality and evaluation
  • Social networking
  • Software engineering and writing


Author queries are encouraged. For more information or to submit a manuscript, email the Section Editor:

Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, FACMI, FACE
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

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