The Contemporary Ethical and Privacy Issues of Smart Medical Fields

Victor Chang, Yujie Shi, Yan Zhang

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With the development of big data technology, such as data mining and data matching, many industries have started a revolution, including medical field. Big data not only strengthens the accuracy of medical diagnosis, but it also enhances the efficiency of the entire medical system and relevant medical staff. Additionally, with the rethinking of innovation, the application of wearable intelligent device, RFID technology and sensor technology play positive roles in promoting medical interaction between hospital system and wearer. Smart medical provides effective methods for individual health management and promotes the progress of medical information. However, there are also some inevitable ethical problems, e.g., the leakage of privacy information, which cannot be avoided to some extents. The authors recommend some suggestions to reduce the possibilities of ethical problems happened during the data flow process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-43
JournalInternational Journal of Strategic Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


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