IBM’s Privacy Strategy: Trust Enables Innovation (January 1, 2008)
The Societal Costs of Privacy (January 1, 2008)
Some say the privacy safeguards in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and public attitudes about the use of electronic health records (EHRs) are a roadblock for scientists and entrepreneurs hoping to use health data to conduct breakthrough research, underscoring the societal and marketplace costs of privacy. Noted experts disagree on the best way forward.
Greetings! (January 1, 2008)
There are always a trade-offs when it comes to privacy, and when it comes to protecting personal health information, the debate often hits close to home. While most of us think only in terms of protecting our own medical privacy, laws like HIPAA, meant to strengthen privacy protections, can have broad implications on health research to develop new and better treatments. This month's lead story examines a recent study led by Dr. Alan Westin that takes a deeper look at...