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Lyndon_Henry
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Re: Sharing wearable device data with healthcare providers
Lyndon_Henry   1/6/2017 3:15:05 PM
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Tomsg writes "I think the whole area of privacy rights of an individual are not well defined in this area yet."

Pertinent to this discussion is an informative article that appeared in Computerworld about 3 weeks ago: Privacy protections for wearable devices are weak, study says.

The subhead kind of summarizes the issue: "Wearables are collecting a huge amount of personal information, but regulations are lax, privacy groups say" ...

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tomsg
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Re: Sharing wearable device data with healthcare providers
tomsg   7/17/2016 9:39:41 AM
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I think the whole area of privacy rights of an individual are not well defined in this area yet. I am certain there will be changes as the law evolves.

Lyndon_Henry
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Sharing wearable device data with healthcare providers
Lyndon_Henry   7/15/2016 10:19:19 PM
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In her Information Week article, Jessica Davis writes

Wearables and other health and fitness devices used by patients represent another area of growth for EHR and healthcare applications. Indeed, healthcare CIOs interviewed by InformationWeek have also said that data collection by fitness and other healthcare devices is a significant emerging trend for IT healthcare.

Connecting these devices with patient electronic health records could allow doctors and other medical providers to access health data including heart rate, glucose level, and cholesterol levels. Using the information gathered, doctors will have the most recent and relevant information about the patient in order to prepare electronic prescriptions based on the information gathered.

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Apple has also partnered with the Mayo Clinic and other hospitals to access patient health information.



 

What's not clear is whether, or to what extent, this "partnering" with clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare providers to access patient information from wearable devices has been fully cleared with the patients themselves. Seems like some important privacy issues might be lurking here ...

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tomsg
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tomsg   7/7/2016 2:57:46 PM
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All this data is being collected to improve healthcare. I am sure there is a cost to obtaining this data. I wonder if the actual benefitsjustify this cost? Maybe we are just hopeing the effort will be worth it.



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