Tecnologias da informação e comunicação (TICs) na promoção da saúde: considerações bioéticas
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the health promotion: Bioethics considerations

Ivani Nadir Carlotto, Maria Alzira Pimenta Dinis


Progressivamente, os sistemas de Tecnologia de Informação e Comunicação (TIC) ingressam no cotidiano dos utilizadores. A disponibilidade de múltiplas interfaces multimídia favorece o desenvolvimento e o ajustamento de soluções em TIC destinadas a todos os aspectos da sociedade, incluindo a área de saúde. Para enfrentar os desafios do avanço adaptativo e contínuo das TIC nesta matéria, algumas questões tornam-se relevantes para a implementação bem-sucedida de soluções de cuidados de saúde fundamentadas em tecnologia digital. À luz do envelhecimento das sociedades que enfrentam a proximidade da vigilância on-line permanente, diferentes requisitos e expectativas dos usuários finais devem ser considerados pelas partes interessadas, envolvendo o grau de inovação dos aplicativos, conveniência, qualidade das informações de saúde, educação e inclusão digital do paciente, aceitação e aderência, assim como segurança e privacidade dos dados. Esse cenário sugere uma atitude bioética reflexiva e cautelosa em relação às inovações tecnológicas que permeiam a eSaúde na contemporaneidade.

Abstract: Progressively, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems enter the daily life of users. The availability of multiple multimedia interfaces favours the development and adjustment of ICT solutions aimed at all aspects of society, including health. To address the challenges of adaptive and continuous ICT advancement in this area, some issues become relevant to the successful implementation of ICT-based healthcare solutions. Considering the ageing of societies facing the proximity of permanent online surveillance, different requirements and expectations of end users should be considered by stakeholders, involving the degree of application innovation, convenience, quality of health information, education and inclusion digital patient acceptance and adherence, as well as data security and privacy. This scenario suggests a reflexive and cautious bioethical attitude towards the technological innovations that permeate eHealth in the contemporary world.

Keywords: Bioethics; Digital Education; Health promotion; ICTs


Bioética; Educação Digital; Promoção da Saúde; TICs

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