Protecting privacy while gathering health data

by jeeg 11. August 2014 19:50
  As health care goes digital, data is an increasingly valuable commodity. Correctly crunched, the massive amount of patient health information now online could lead to big improvements in medicine. But few agree on a way to acquire, see, share and use the data that satisfies everyone ... [More]

Google invites geneticists to upload DNA data to cloud

by jeeg 26. March 2014 20:38
  Googling a person is about to take on a completely new meaning. The Mountain View search giant recently invited geneticists to upload information to the company's cloud infrastructure. Google also provided scientists with instructions on how to import, process, store and, of course, ... [More]

NHS postpones plan to share patient records

by jeeg 19. February 2014 16:31
A plan to share NHS patient records with academics, medical charities and drug companies has been postponed for six months in an attempt to convince the public that privacy fears are unfounded. The giant data base, seen as a likely fillip to Britain’s bioscience industry, was to have been l... [More]

Why UK citizen's should opt out of the Government's new patient database

by jeeg 31. January 2014 21:38
We have until March to opt out of the care.data initiative. The ‘theoretical risk’ that we might be re-identified fr om our personal data once it is made available to third parties is a compelling reason to opt-out. However, this is not the only reason. Care.data is part of a major... [More]
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