Monday, April 19, 2010

Get Privacy Right, So We Can Move On Already

Seems like a down-to-earth assessment in a blog post by Lygeia Ricciardi. I wish someone would prove her assertions, because I think that they are likely correct. Please go and read her post.
A national survey released today by the California HealthCare Foundation shows that 66% of Americans believe we should address privacy worries, but not let them stop us from learning how technology can improve our health care. Amen.

This is particularly heartening news given that the same survey also documents for the first time real consumer benefits from the use of personal health records (PHRs). Seven percent of American now use PHRs, more than double the number in 2008. According to the survey, significant proportions of PHR users feel they know more about their health and health care, ask their doctors questions, feel connected to their doctor, and even take action to improve their health as a result of using a PHR.

Please continue and read the whole article