Electronic Medical Diary (EMD): ethical analysis in a HTA process

Dario Sacchini, Pietro Refolo, Marina Casini, Andrea Virdis, Emma Traisci, Viviana Daloiso, Ignacio Carrasco De Paula, Maddalena Pennacchini

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Ethical analysis within Health Technology Assessment (HTA) – a comprehensive form of policy research that examines the short- and long- term consequences of the application or use of technologies (in a broad meaning) – aims at analysing the moral questions raised by the technology itself and by the consequences of implementing/not implementing a health technology as well as ethical issues that are inherent in the HTA process. The work intends to assess, within a HTA process, the ethical consequences of implementing the Electronic Medical Diary (EMD) in health care systems. The EMD is a device for supporting the daily registration and collection of clinical events related to a certain patient. The stor-age of these patient-specific clinical data constitutes the patient database (PDB) that may be connected with the many online tools which can improve the flow of information within the hospital information system. Such devices should be able to replace the traditional paper record.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationV Conference of the Italian Charter of AIS
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventV Conference of the Italian Charter of AIS - Parigi
Duration: 13 Dec 200814 Dec 2008


ConferenceV Conference of the Italian Charter of AIS


  • health technology assessment


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