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Analysing Cancer Care Informatics Through the Lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - A Review and Assessment

Brooks, Ian; Longhurst, James; Kossmann, Mario; Mansour, Asem; Odeh, Mohammed; Tbakhi, Abdelghani

Authors

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Ian Brooks Ian.Brooks@uwe.ac.uk@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Sustainable IT

Mario Kossmann

Asem Mansour

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Mohammed Odeh Mohammed.Odeh@uwe.ac.uk
KHCC Professor in Cancer Care Informatics & Reader in Software Engineering

Abdelghani Tbakhi



Abstract

© 2018 IEEE. Cancer Care Informatics (CCI) and its impacts are assessed using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The positive and negative impacts of CCI on the SDGs are considered through a literature review and expert assessment. There has not been a prior publication of such an assessment and this could contribute to more holistic governance of CCI. The paper reviews the individual SDGs along with consideration of the 17 SDGs as a whole. Whilst the relationship of CCI with the achievement of SDG3 (Good Health and Well-Being) is the obvious impact, CCI also has impacts on other underpinning targets or indicators within the SDG framework. For example, the Greenhouse Gas emissions from the electricity consumed by CCI computer systems will have a negative effect on SDG13 Climate Change. Using the SDG lens helps us to identify the other direct and indirect impacts of CCI on Sustainable Development and affords the opportunity to manage deliberately such impacts as improving equality of access, elimination of modern slavery and delivering CCI education.

Citation

Brooks, I., Longhurst, J., Kossmann, M., Mansour, A., Odeh, M., & Tbakhi, A. (2019). Analysing Cancer Care Informatics Through the Lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - A Review and Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1109/CANCERCARE.2018.8618264

Conference Name Proceedings - 2018 1st International Conference on Cancer Care Informatics, CCI 2018
Start Date Nov 19, 2018
End Date Nov 21, 2018
Acceptance Date Oct 11, 2018
Online Publication Date Jan 21, 2019
Publication Date Jan 17, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 15, 2020
Pages 4-14
ISBN 9781728114477
DOI https://doi.org/10.1109/CANCERCARE.2018.8618264
Keywords cancer care infomatics; Sustainable Development Goals
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5680952
Publisher URL https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8618264