“The internet was created to connect people and groups. The first step is to share stories. The next step is to share quantitative observations.” “Health care has been locked up in regulatory amber. HIPAA was passed in 1996, almost perfectly timed to cut off health care from the internet. But there is a loophole: to […]
Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent, captured the zeitgeist of the health data rights movement in today’s must-read article, Patients demand: ‘Give us our damned data’. An e-patients all-star team is quoted in the story: Jen McCabe, Regina Holliday, e-Patient Dave, Alan Viars.
NPR’s Morning Edition story, “Patients Turn to Online Buddies for Help Healing,” combined research and real-life examples, participatory medicine and health data rights. Much of what I said during my interview with Joseph Shapiro is based on what I’ve written and read here on e-patients.net, so, first, thank you. I’ve already started answering questions on […]
What would you say to policymakers who are discussing the implementation of a national health information infrastructure? Here’s what I’d say: E-patients want access to tools and information. Many will find what they need, many will not. You can help.
If you hate HIPAA, it’s your lucky day. Paul Ohm is handing you ammunition in his article, “Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization.” His argument: our current information privacy structure is a house built on sand. “Computer scientists…have demonstrated they can often ‘reidentify’ or ‘deanonymize’ individuals hidden in anonymized data […]