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Health Privacy

Big Data and Dark Data for Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

There's a growing trend in health care for providers and payors to look beyond traditional medical claims at the data that captures what we're doing i...

Will Trade Data for Food

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 07.21.2014 | Technology
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Trading data in the dark for third parties' profit -- without cutting us into the value created in the Big Data mash-up. That's a very expensive lunch indeed.

I Live in a State that Respects Women. And Sadly, that's Unique.

Melissa Goodman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Melissa Goodman

I live and work in the magical land of California, which last year, had the notable distinction of being the only state in the nation to buck this ugly trend, stand up for women and actually expand a woman's access to abortion.

Medical Privacy for Royalty and the Rest of Us

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 02.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

We are not all royalty, but we do deserve medical privacy. I have seen both sides and continue to be amazed how much more careful we need to be.

Death by HIPAA

Jane Yakowitz Bambauer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Jane Yakowitz Bambauer

Vioxx, the drug once prescribed for arthritis, was sold for over five years before its manufacturer, Merck, withdrew it from the market in 2004. Thoug...

Who's Seen Your Health Records? Proposed Rule Offers More Privacy

Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - Patients could obtain a list of everyone who has accessed their electronic medical record under a rule proposed on Tuesday by the Depa...

Electronic Health Records Dramatically Increase Corporate Risk

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Kerschberg

Effectively controlling the impact of demands over electronic health records is no longer a luxury. Rather, it is a business imperative that is no less than critical.

Health Noir: $10 Million Ransom Demand for Data - and Stranger Crimes Are Coming

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Organized crime -- or even disorganized crime -- has no place in the world of healthcare.