Edited by Donna Dickenson, Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, and Michael Morrison
New technologies are transforming and reconfiguring the boundaries between patients, research participants and consumers, between research and clinical practice, and between public and private domains. From personalised medicine to big data and social media, the new kinds of interactions enabled by these platforms hold the potential to empower citizens, challenge long-standing ideas such as privacy, and raise fundamental questions about how the translational patient pathway should be organised.
The ‘Translation in Healthcare: Exploring the Impact of Emerging Technologies’ conference 2015 hosted by the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies (HeLEX) at the University of Oxford brought together a wide range of voices to discuss and think more deeply about the technological, legal, ethical, and social challenges raised by new technologies in healthcare. In this cross-journal collection articles are brought together from BMC Medical Ethics and BMC Medical Genomics.
This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.