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Who would you prefer tell you when your loved one is going to die? Annalisia Wilharm had a telerobodoctor on wheels deliver the sad news of her grandfather Ernest Quintana’s terminality. Two days later he died of lung failure, at 79. “This secure video technology is a live conversation with a physician using tele-video technology, and always with a nurse or other physician in the room to explain the purpose and function of the technology,” Michelle Gaskill-Hames, SVP and area manager for Kaiser Permanente Greater Southern Alameda County, told the Mercury News. “It does not, and did not, replace ongoing in-person evaluations and conversations with a patient and family members.” Technology is affecting not only our health, but our health services, the way we get diagnosed and treated, as well as how we preempt disease by changing our daily lives. And as with any new technology, things can, and will, go wrong. In this episode of the Lex Cybernetica, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Cyber Security Research Center’s podcast, we will discuss this with Ron Shamir, a Federmann Cyber Security Center researcher and co-founder and CEO of the helath-tech startup Phonetica; Danit Leybovich-Shati, the leader of the Israeli National Cyber Directorate MediSec project; and Dr. Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, Health Policy Fellow at FPF; and Lex Cybernetica’s host, Ido Kenan.

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