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Book/Printed Material Digital contact tracing for pandemic response : ethics and governance guidance

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Title

  • Digital contact tracing for pandemic response : ethics and governance guidance

Summary

  • "Technologies of digital contact tracing have been used in several countries to help in the surveillance and containment of COVID-19. These technologies have promise, but they also raise important ethical, legal, and governance challenges that require comprehensive analysis in order to support decision-making. Johns Hopkins University recognized the importance of helping to guide this process and organized an expert group with members from inside and outside the university. This expert group urges a stepwise approach that prioritizes the alignment of technology with public health needs, building choice into design architecture and capturing real-world results and impacts to allow for adjustments as required"-- Provided by publisher.

Names

  • Kahn, Jeffrey P., editor
  • Johns Hopkins Project on Ethics and Governance of Digital Contact Tracing Technologies

Created / Published

  • Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
  • ©2020

Contents

  • Lead authors and contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Summary -- Introduction -- DCTT features, functions, and potential applications -- Summary of recommendations -- Summary of analysis -- Introduction -- Guiding principles for the use of digital public health technologies for pandemic response -- 1. Public health perspective -- Types of information collected through contact tracing -- How contact tracing information informs public health action -- Characteristics that make data useful to public health for reducing disease transmission -- 2. Digital technology and contact tracing -- Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 relevant to candidate digital solutions -- Previously existing contact tracing technologies -- Introduction of novel digital contact tracing technologies -- Relevant differences between manual and digital contact tracing -- 3. Ethics of designing and using DCTT -- Justifying the use of DCTT systems -- Monitoring and evaluating technologies to inform policy and practice -- Public trust and public attitudes -- Designing flexible technology to maximize public health utility while respecting other values -- Policy positions to advance widespread use of digital contact tracing technologies -- Disclosure and authorization / consent -- Promoting equity and fairness -- Instituting transparent governance and oversight -- 4. Legal considerations -- Data privacy and data security laws -- Health information privacy -- Labor and employment privacy rights -- Constitutional privacy rights -- Consent -- Anti-discrimination and individual freedom laws -- 5. Recommendations -- Public health -- Ethics -- Legislative -- Resources -- US government response -- Other governmental and nongovernmental organizations -- Digital contact tracing experiences from other countries -- Specific digital products / apps -- Polling -- Popular press -- Commentaries -- Academic literature -- Works cited.

Headings

  • -  Cell phones
  • -  Contact tracing (Epidemiology)
  • -  Coronavirus infections
  • -  COVID-19 (Disease)
  • -  Medical policy--United States
  • -  Medical technology
  • -  Public health surveillance
  • -  Medical ethics
  • -  Medical policy
  • -  Public health
  • -  Contact Tracing--ethics
  • -  COVID-19--epidemiology
  • -  Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • -  Public Health Surveillance
  • -  United States

Notes

  • -  "Public health professionals around the world are working tirelessly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is clear that traditional methods of contact tracing need to be augmented in order to help address a public health crisis of unprecedented scope. Innovators worldwide are racing to develop and implement novel public-facing technology solutions, including digital contact tracing technology. These technological products may aid public health surveillance and containment strategies for this pandemic and become part of the larger toolbox for future infectious outbreak prevention and control. As technology evolves in an effort to meet our current moment, Johns Hopkins Project on Ethics and Governance of Digital Contact Tracing Technologies -- a rapid research and expert consensus group effort led by Dr. Jeffrey P. Kahn and colleagues in the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics in collaboration with the university's Center for Health Security - carried out an in-depth analysis of the technology and the issues it raises. Drawing on this analysis, they produced a report that includes detailed recommendations for technology companies, policymakers, institutions, employers, and the public. The project brings together perspectives from bioethics, health security, public health, technology development, engineering, public policy, and law to wrestle with the complex interactions of the many facets of the technology and its applications. This team of experts from Johns Hopkins University and other world-renowned institutions has crafted clear and detailed guidelines to help manage the creation, implementation, and application of digital contact tracing. Digital Contact Tracing for Pandemic Response is the essential resource for this fast-moving crisis"--Back cover.
  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-139).
  • -  Description based on print version record; resource not viewed.

Medium

  • 1 electronic resource (xiv, 139 pages)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • RA644.C67

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020719955

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Chicago citation style:

Johns Hopkins Project On Ethics And Governance Of Digital Contact Tracing Technologies. Digital Contact Tracing for Pandemic Response: Ethics and Governance Guidance. editeds by Kahn, Jeffrey P Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, . ©, 2020. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2020719955/.

APA citation style:

Johns Hopkins Project On Ethics And Governance Of Digital Contact Tracing Technologies, Kahn, J. P., ed. (2020) Digital Contact Tracing for Pandemic Response: Ethics and Governance Guidance. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, . ©. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2020719955/.

MLA citation style:

Johns Hopkins Project On Ethics And Governance Of Digital Contact Tracing Technologies. Digital Contact Tracing for Pandemic Response: Ethics and Governance Guidance. ed by Kahn, Jeffrey P Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, . ©, 2020. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2020719955/>.