Open Data and Patient Privacy

By Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick
Twitter: @drnic1
Host of Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist – #TheIncrementalist

On this episode I spoke to Craig Joseph, MD (@CraigJoseph) Chief Medical Officer at Avaap. We talk about Open Notes which many people believe to be technology but is more a movement. We discuss the resistance and the challenge felt by some in the clinical profession with terminology that can seem insulting and in some cases difficult to comprehend. You can hear our thoughts on how to approach this and the importance of Patient Engagement which I have talked about many times on this blog and remind an avid supporter and quote Leonard Kish frequently.

Patient Engagement is the Blockbuster Drug of the Century

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We also discuss the big topic this month was the concern over the deal (Project Nightingale) that came to light between Ascension and Google. As I pointed out in Concerns with Patient Data Sharing – this was not really news, certainly not a secret and more of focus thanks to a media spotlight. Google did respond – late into the kerfuffle with one of their new Strategic Healthcare Hires – David Feinberg, MD posting this: Tools to help healthcare providers deliver better care. You can hear our thoughts on the issue of privacy of your data and why these deals are more common, and important to the future of healthcare than some realize.

About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.

This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.