Friday, February 25, 2005

beSpacific: Privacy and E-Health Records

Sabrina at beSpacific is pointing to some great stuff on patient privacy and public attitudes in the United States.

beSpacific: Privacy and E-Health Records:

Press release: "U.S. adults are divided right down the middle on whether the potential privacy risks associated with a patient electronic medical record system outweigh the expected benefits to patients and society, according to Dr. Alan F. Westin, Professor of Public Law & Government Emeritus, Columbia University and Director of a new Program on Information Technology, Health Records & Privacy at Privacy & American Business (P&AB)."

Related references:

  • Dr. Alan Westin's February 23, 2005 testimony (PDF) before HHS's National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality at the Hearings on Privacy and Health Information Technology.

  • How the Public Views Health Privacy: Survey Findings from 1978 to 2005 (PDF)

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