Pandemic Policies and Practices: A Conversation About Ethical Issues Arising with Use of Telemedicine during This Pandemic

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This recorded webinar examines ethical issues arising in the use of telemedicine during the current pandemic. These include questions of how to protect patient privacy in the digital sphere, as well as how to provide effective, patient-centered care without the physically present interaction to which healthcare practitioners and patients are accustomed. Through the course of his career, Dr. Gary Fischer has focused on questions of how to engage with patients through electronic communication like telemedicine. In a conversation with Lisa Parker, PhD, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Dr. Fischer discusses these issues.
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Target Audience
This presentation is appropriate for public health and clinical professionals, attorneys, researchers, students, and others interested in learning more about pandemic preparedness.
Lisa S. Parker, PhD, is Dickie, McCamey, and Chilcote Professor of Bioethics and Director of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics & Law. She collaborates with investigators across the University, as well as national and international colleagues, on both empirical studies and theoretical and policy analyses of bioethical issues, particularly in genomic medicine and research. Parker has served on panels and working groups for the NHGRI and projects with the NIMH, NIDA, and NICHD. At the state level, she has consulted on newborn screening (Pennsylvania) and stem cell research (Maryland). For the University of Pittsburgh, she provides ethics consultation to the Institute for Precision Medicine and Office of Research through the Research, Ethics and Society Initiative, which she directs.
Gary Fischer, MD is the Medical Director of General Internal Medicine Ambulatory Care as well as Medical Director of the eRecord Population Health and Ambulatory Decision Support. In his capacity as a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine, Fischer conducts research in the areas of health information technology, the use of health information technology tools to improve quality of care, and electronic communication between patients and health care providers. With multiple studies funded by groups such as the CDC and the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease, he has published research investigating the optimization of care for patients.
Technology Requirements
This recorded webinar is presented through the Vimeo Internet-based platform. A computer with high-speed internet connection and the ability to download and run this platform is required.
Creation Date
This training was recorded June 23, 2020.
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