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Expert To Unveil Updated Health Data Map

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 6, 2012

Harvard University Data Privacy Lab founder Latanya Sweeney plans to unveil a new health data tracking project this week, Bloomberg reports. The DataMap aims to help doctors and patients better understand where electronic health records go, "encourage new uses of personal data, help innovators find new data sources and educate the public and inform policy makers on data sharing practices." Patient Privacy Rights Founder Deborah Peel said the project's "open nature" is a positive step and will help maintain an accurate health data map that uncovers the "chain of custody of our data."
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