While technological and communication breakthroughs have accumulated dramatically, vexing ethical and policy questions remain about how that data should be collected, stored, and used. CLEAR Health Information is an interdisciplinary center committed to addressing these questions via law, ethics, and human factors. CLEAR is a partnership of IU's Maurer School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Informatics & Computing, and the Office of the Vice President of Information Technology. The collaboration involves faculty experts from two Indiana University centers: The Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research in Bloomington, and the Indiana University Center for Bioethics in Indianapolis. Initial funding is provided by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
In addition to the center’s core leadership, CLEAR also draws on a wide range of expertise from universities, technology companies, and policy environments. CLEAR’s current research portfolio spans several key areas. From a blue-ribbon panel working to enact Institute of Medicine recommendations on health privacy rules to a study investigating how information technology can be used to improve the lives of mental health patients, CLEAR Health Information is committed to pursuing research that will facilitate treatment and research, improve health outcomes for patients, and heighten accountability.
Further information about CLEAR, including its recent activities, can be found in its most recent report to Lilly Endowment Inc., located below. This report was submitted on January 31, 2013.