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Subject: [EASST-Eurograd] CfP Digital Healthcare 20 21 June 2017 (Deadline 1

Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning, University of
Nottingham, UK - Symposium June 2017

Digital Healthcare: social logics, ethics and politics of data and technology
provision 20 21 June 2017

The growing importance and sophistication of digital technologies, such as
electronic patient records, smart wearable devices and applications, promises
or threatens a significant shift in healthcare practices. New kinds of
global markets for healthcare are emerging, and responsibility for health and
well-being seems to be devolving onto the data-equipped individual. Coupled to
political claims of digital revolutions in healthcare policy, the digital
transformation of healthcare also marks a shift in the terms on which
political economic and ethical decisions about health are made in the context
of the sustainability of national health systems, whether by a patient, a
clinician or a commissioner. Digital technologies promise smart, convenient
and personalisable servicing of individual healthcare needs, but at the same
time they threaten significant changes around the ethics of privacy, around
evidence-based data driven policy formation and around organisational reform
affecting patients and medical professionals, amongst other things.

How are healthcare policies and the organisation of healthcare systems
affected by digital health data?
What are the risks and benefits for clinicians and patients of the
good, clean data that digital technology promises?
How good is this kind of data, and how effectively is it translated
between settings, including into policy arenas?
How is healthcare policy affected by the promises of digital data?
Digital data in policy making.

This symposium aims to question some of hubris around the transformation of
healthcare. It aims to contextualise the apps and algorithms that have proved
to be of growing interest recently and to situate digital health data in a
broader, historical and institutional questioning of the economic, political
and technological drivers of the emergence of digital health. The symposium
will focus on two key themes: the ethics and politics of digital healthcare
data and the social logics of digital technology provision. Papers addressing
these two themes might consider a more specific focus on:

Evidence based medicine and digital data
Digital infrastructures in healthcare
The effects of digital data on clinical work and patient treatment
Markets in digital healthcare
The role of data in organisational reform; the role of organisational
reform in the production of data
The ethics of digital health data
Big digital health data and the sustainability of national health

Symposium website:


Free registration to attend the symposium is available through Eventbrite

Abstract Submission

Please submit a 300 word abstract here by March 1, 2017.

For successful applicants (UK) travel costs and, accommodation for 1 night
(June 20, 2017) at the De Vere Venues Jubilee Conference Centre, Nottingham
NG8 1DH, will be covered.

Travel Bursaries

We are making available bursaries to support 5 postgraduate students to attend
the symposium. Each bursary consists of 50 to contribute towards the travel
costs to attend the symposium. We are also providing accommodation for 1 night
(June 20, 2017) free of charge at the De Vere Venues Jubilee Conference
Centre, Nottingham NG8 1DH. To qualify for the bursary you must register to
attend the symposium and be meeting the travel and accommodation costs of
attending the symposium yourself.

Please apply by April 1, 2017.


Business School (South A26) Jubilee Campus


Paraskevas Vezyridis, Nottingham University Business School

Andrew Goffey, University of Nottingham

Lynne Pettinger, University of Warwick

Ewen Speed, University of Essex


For any enquiries please contact: L[dot]Pettinger[at]warwick[dot]ac[dot]uk


The symposium is possible through the generous support of the SHI Foundation:
Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness and the European Commission
Horizon 2020.

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