Ethics and Biomedical Informatics

From decision support and Big Data to privacy and interoperability, University of Miami Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy faculty have been studying the intersection of information technology and ethics for more than two decades. Moreover, with the establishment of UM's new Institute for Data Science and Computing (iDSC), our focus will be shaped by iDSC's Center for Data Ethics and Society, directed by Institute for Bioethics Director Kenneth W. Goodman.

Areas of Research  

  • Health Information Technology
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Privacy & Data Protection

The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, a leading international bioethics journal, has launched a special section on “Bioethics and Information Technology.”   

 

The Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy has established relationships and undertaken projects with a variety of organizations.  

Ethics, Medicine, and Information Technology: Intelligent Machines and the Transformation of Health Care, the book is an overview of issues in ethics and health information technology.   


The North American Center for Ethics and Health Information Technology (NACEHIT) is a nonpartisan academic and professional collaboration dedicated to education, research and service.   


Progress in the identification and elaboration of ethical issues in epidemiology and public health has neglected the importance of computer and information processing technology in eliciting and shaping those issues.   

The Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy has established relationships and undertaken projects and initiatives with a variety of organizations. This page provides an archive of some of the main projects with links to materials.