Technology Companies are Best Positioned to Offer Health Record Trusts

Shirley Gaw
HealthSec '10 Position Paper(2010)
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The current health system lacks assurances to patients of data retention and privacy control. We argue that this is due to discrepancies in how health data is reported and consumed and contrast this with how financial credit data is reported and consumed. To address these health system gaps in protection of medical data, we would like to evangelize the implementation of health record trusts. Finally, we argue that Personal Health Records (PHRs) are the closest to offering the main features of health record trusts.