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Bonnie Kaplan, PhD, FACMI

Lecturer in Anesthesiology; Faculty Affiliate, Yale Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy; Faculty, Center for Biomedical Data Science; Yale Interdisicplinary Bioethics Center Scholar; Faculty Affiliated Fellow, Yale Information Society Project, Yale Law School; Faculty, Program on Biomedical Ethics

Research Summary

Ethical, legal, social, and organizational issues involving information technologies in health care, including electronic health and medical records, privacy, telemedicine and apps, and changing roles of patients and clinicians.  Ethnographic sociotechnical evaluation of health information technologies.

Extensive Research Description

Bonnie Kaplan, PhD, FACMI, of the Yale Center for Medical Informatics, is a Yale Interdisciplinary Bioethics Center Scholar, a Faculty Affiliate Fellow of the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, Faculty in the Yale Medical School’s Program for Biomedical Ethics and also the Center for Biomedical Data Science, and Faculty Affiliate of the Yale Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy. A book editor, author of more than 110 refereed and invited papers and book chapters, and presenter of popular tutorials and sessions at international medical informatics and information systems conferences, her research and consulting concern informatics ethical, legal, and social issues; user perspectives and experiences with health information technology; and ethnographic sociotechnical evaluation. Among her publications in key journals, such as JAMIA, International Journal of Medical Informatics, MISQ, and Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, are some of the most read papers, editor’s choice, and foundational writings on organizational issues, qualitative/ethnographic sociotechnical approaches, and ethical issues. Among her most recent and forthcoming publications are papers on ethical, legal, and social issues in mobile health and mental health, telemedicine, personalized medicine, health data privacy, and health information technology software, and also sociotechnical theory and health information technology failure.

Research Interests

Anthropology, Cultural; Bioethics; Ethics; History; Hospital Information Systems; Humanities; Information Science; Information Systems; Medical Informatics; Medical Informatics Applications; Social Sciences; Sociology; Systems Analysis; Bioethical Issues; Ethical Analysis; Ethical Review; Public Health Informatics; Nursing Informatics; Workflow; Policy; Phenomena and Processes; Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena; Technology, Industry, Agriculture; Health Care

Public Health Interests

Bioethics

Selected Publications

  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Digital DermatologyBotrugno, C., Kaplan, B., Di Bartolomeo, B. "Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Digital Dermatology," Telemedicine and Technological Advances in Teledermatology, ed. K. Nouri. Cham: Springer, 2023 (forthcoming).
  • Ethics, Guidelines, Standards, and Policy: What Telemedicine During COVID-19 Tells Us about Broadening the Ethical ScopeKaplan, B. "Ethics, Guidelines, Standards, and Policy: What Telemedicine During COVID-19 Tells Us about Broadening the Ethical Scope," Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2022: (forthcoming)
  • PHI Protection under HIPAA: An Overall AnalysisKaplan, B. (with appendix by Monteiro, A.P.L.), PHI Protection under HIPAA: An Overall Analysis, Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados na Saúde (LGPD Applicable to Health), Monaco, G.F.C., ed., São Paulo: Editora Revista dos Tribunais (Thomsom Reuters), 2021..
  • Theoretical Perspective: A Review of HIT FailureKaplan, B., Silverstein, S., Leviss, J., Ozeran, L., "Theoretical Perspective: A Review of HIT Failure," H.I.T. or Miss: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Implementations, 3rd ed., ed. J. Leviss, Boca Raton: Taylor & Francis, 2019, pp. 195-198.
  • ForwardKaplan, B., "Forward," Consumer Health Informatics, Thomas Wetter, New York: Springer, 2016, pp. v-vii.
  • Theoretical Perspective: A Review of HIT FailureSilverstein, S., Leviss, J. Kaplan, B., Ozeran, L., "Theoretical Perspective: A Review of HIT Failure," H.I.T. or Miss: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Implementations, eds. J. Leviss, B. Gugerty, B. Kaplan, G. Keenan, L. Ozeran, E. Rose, S. Silverstein, Chicago: American Health Information Management Association, 2013.
  • H.I.T. or Miss: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Implementations, 2nd ed.Leviss, J. et al. (eds.) H.I.T. or Miss: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Implementations, 2nd ed., Chicago: American Health Information Management Association, 2013
  • Theoretical Perspective: A Review of HIT FailureSilverstein, S., Leviss, J. Kaplan, B., Ozeran, L., "Theoretical Perspective: A Review of HIT Failure," H.I.T. or Miss: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Implementations, eds. J. Leviss, B. Gugerty, B. Kaplan, G. Keenan, L. Ozeran, E. Rose, S. Silverstein, Chicago: American Health Information Management Association, 2010.
  • H.I.T. or Miss: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology ImplementationsLeviss, J., Gugerty B., and Kaplan, B., Keenan, G., Ozeran, L., Rose, E., Silverstein, S., (eds.) H.I.T. or Miss: Lessons Learned from Health Information Technology Implementations, Chicago: American Health Information Management Association, 2010.
  • eHealth: Redefining Health Care in the Light of TechnologyChiasson M, Flynn D, Kaplan B, Lehoux P, LeRouge C. eHealth: Redefining Health Care in the Light of Technology 2008, 267: 357-362. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-09768-8_28.
  • Virtual PatientsKaplan B, Elkin P, Gorman P, Koppel R, Sites F, Talmon J. Virtual Patients 2007, 236: 397-401. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-73025-7_31.
  • Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: Reflections on Information Systems Research in Health Care and the State of Information SystemsBarber N, Brennan P, Chiasson M, Cornford T, Davidson E, Kaplan B, Klecuń E. Crossing Disciplinary Boundaries: Reflections on Information Systems Research in Health Care and the State of Information Systems 2004, 143: 657-658. DOI: 10.1007/1-4020-8095-6_39.
  • New Words and Old Books: Challenging Conventional Discourses about Domain and Theory in Information Systems ResearchKaplan B, Kvasny L, Sawyer S, Trauth E. New Words and Old Books: Challenging Conventional Discourses about Domain and Theory in Information Systems Research 2003, 110: 539-545. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-35634-1_27.
  • Research and Ethical Issues Arising from Ethnographic Interviews of Patients’ Reactions to an Intelligent Interactive Telephone Health Behavior AdvisorKaplan B, Farzanfar R, Freeman R. Research and Ethical Issues Arising from Ethnographic Interviews of Patients’ Reactions to an Intelligent Interactive Telephone Health Behavior Advisor 1999, 20: 67-77. DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-35566-5_6.