Dr Tim Jacquemard alongside an image representing eHealth technology

The Oireachtas Library & Research Service (L&RS) has published a new Spotlight exploring the social and ethical implications of eHealth technology.

The development and implementation of eHealth solutions are often complex, large-scale projects with significant economic, social and ethical implications. Realising the promise of eHealth is not simply a technological endeavour, but requires careful attention to the interdependencies between people, process and technology. A failure to address these interdependencies can lead to undesirable outcomes, such as poor adoption rates, and failed launches. This new paper examines Irish and EU policy for eHealth and explores policy issues from an ethical and social standpoint.

The paper was authored by Dr Tim Jacquemard during his time as researcher in residence with the L&RS between November 2020 and February 2021.

Dr Jacquemard is one of six researchers seconded to the Houses of the L&RS as part of the SFI (Science Foundation Ireland) public fellowship programme.