COVID-19 & the Rise of Telehealth: Examining the Social Impacts | IEEE TechEhics Virtual Panel

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About the Video: This panel discusses ways in which telemedicine has become a significant part of the current healthcare system, including the related ethical and societal benefits and challenges.

About the Panelists:

- Dr. Nicholas G. Evans is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he conducts research on the ethics of emerging technologies, with a focus on national security issues. He is best known for his research on "dual-use research" in the life sciences. His first sole-authored book, The Ethics Neuroscience and National Security, will be published by Routledge in Fall 2020. In 2017, Dr. Evans was awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to examine the ethical issues arising in the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles. In addition to his work on emerging technologies, Dr. Evans is a recognized expert in public health ethics. His 2016 collection, Ebola's Message: Public Health and Medicine in the 21st Century focused on clinical, political, and bioethical dimensions of Ebola virus disease, and received favorable reviews in Nature. He is currently conducting research for a companion work on the ongoing coronavirus disease outbreak. Prior to his appointment at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Evans completed postdoctoral work in medical ethics and health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015, he held an Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative Fellowship at the UPMC Center for Health Security, Baltimore. Dr. Evans has conducted research at the Monash Bioethics Centre, Australian Defence Force Academy, University of Exeter, and University of Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. He has also served as a policy officer with the Australian Department of Health and Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

- Amanda Missey has more than 30 years of program development, fundraising and administrative experience in the not-for-profit sector. In May, 2014, she became the President and CEO of Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, a nonprofit that utilizes volunteer healthcare professionals to provide free, primary care to low-income, working, uninsured adults. Since joining BVMI, the organization has doubled in size and is now serving nearly 1,600 patients. Previously, Ms. Missey spent 18 years at the Bergen Volunteer Center, where she founded Bergen LEADS, a civic leadership program for adults. She is an experienced speaker and trainer on a number of topics including fundraising, corporate volunteering, leadership and board service. She is a Leadership New Jersey 2006 Fellow, past- president of the YMCA of Greater Bergen County and past-president of the Hackensack Rotary Club. She serves on the board of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Bergen County Workforce Development Board and Greater Bergen Community Action. Amanda holds an MBA from Texas A&M Commerce.

- Ryan J. Shaw, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor and Digital Health Scientist at Duke University. He is the Faculty Director for Duke University's Mobile App Gateway and the creator and Director of the Health Innovation Lab. Ryan works with teams of scientists and clinicians to advance the field of precision health through the use of mobile technologies, known as 'Mobile Health' the collection and dissemination of health information using mobile and sensing technologies. These technologies afford researchers, clinicians, and patients a rich stream of real-time information about individuals' environment, and biophysical and behavioral health in their everyday lives. He works with faculty and students at Duke's Schools of Nursing, Medicine and Engineering to integrate mobile technologies into first-generation care delivery systems. Ryan was one of the first scientists to publish that patients could feasibly use multiple mobile technologies to manage their health. Additionally, he has conducted foundational clinical trials to explore how patients and clinicians use mobile health for self-management and care delivery. HIs work is funded by private and government organizations, including the US National Institutes of Health.

- Mark A. Vasquez (moderator) is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with over 25 years of experience in association management at IEEE. He serves as the program manager for IEEE TechEthics, a program that drives conversations about the ethical and societal impacts of technology. In this capacity, he works to develop relationships with others in the technology ethics community, produces events, convenes thought leaders, and more. Mark is an engineering graduate of The Cooper Union.

Recorded on 30 June 2020 as part of the IEEE TechEthics Conversations Series.

Brought to you in part by a grant from the IEEE Foundation.

About the Video: This panel discusses ways in which telemedicine has become a significant part of the current healthcare system, including the related ethical and societal benefits and challenges.

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