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McGraw: Improved Informed Consent Is Paramount

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.

August 27, 2012

In a Q&A with Alex Howard for O’Reilly Radar, Center for Democracy and Technology Director of the Health Privacy Project Deven McGraw says that improving informed consent will help balance health privacy and innovation. McGraw underlines the need for “keeping a trustworthy environment for individuals so they can seek the care they need” along with education and transparency. “To me,” McGraw said, “the magic endpoint is whether we have a healthcare data ecosystem that most people trust,” adding, “I don’t think we’re quite there yet.”
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