4.2. Can Robots Keep Secrets? Doctor-Patient Confidentiality in the Era of Global Digitalization

Tuesday, May 18
16:30 - 17:30

Channel 2
Live Stream

Track: 4. Medicine. Pharmaceutics
Discussion session

Development of information technology has given substantial impetus to the evolution of all spheres of social life. Amid the progress of digital communications, IT applications in medicine have become one of society's urgent needs. At the same time, the formation of the electronic healthcare institution had its own characteristics and specificities, which became prerequisites for redefining one of the basic principles of healthcare - the principle of doctor-patient confidentiality.

The panel will discuss development prospects of legislation concerning medical confidentiality and personal data, including the procedure and grounds for the disclosure of this information and third-party risks; provision of access to the information about someone's state of health after their death, security of the information constituting medical secrecy, introduction of artificial intelligence technology, as well as other issues, including legal aspects of medical confidentiality in the framework of telemedicine consultations.


Aleksandra Dronova

State Secretary - Deputy Minister of Health of the Russian Federation


Oksana Drapkina

Director, Federal State Budgetary Institution 'National Medical Research Therapy and Prevention Care Center'

Aleksandr Dubasov

Adviser to the Director, Federal State Budgetary Institution 'Federal Resource Center for Informatization and Technological Development' of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

Aleksandr Mokhov

Head of the Medical Law Department, Kutafin Moscow State Law University

Nataliya Putilo

Head of the Social Legislation Department, Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation

* The Programme may be subject to change