Large sets of health data can enable innovation and quality measurement but can also create technical challenges and privacy risks. When entities such as health plans and health care providers handle personal health information, [...]
An interview with Richard Stephens, Chair of the NCRI Consumer Forum, on catapult.org.uk.
Comments made by the UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock over plans for the NHS to offer paid-for genomic sequencing to healthy people who will agree to share the data produced have been widely reported this [...]
Ireland’s largest paediatric hospital has confirmed it is undertaking a review of processes in its clinical genetics department after the DNA samples of about 1,500 people were transferred to a commercial research company without the [...]
If you use social media, you've probably noticed a trend across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter of people posting their then-and-now profile pictures, mostly from 10 years ago and this year. What if these [...]
Rising suicide rates and depression in U.S. teens and young adults have prompted researchers to ask a provocative question: Could the same devices that some people blame for contributing to tech-age angst also be used [...]
A proposed policy shift for Vermont’s health information exchange has spurred concerns about consumer confusion and patient privacy. Read the full article here.
The UK National Data Guardian asked a citizen's jury to tell her what uses of confidential patient information it's reasonable to expect. Source: www.gov.uk