Patient privacy rights advocate attacks plans to mine medical records

From Health IT News: Deborah Peel, founder and chairman of Patient Privacy Rights, takes exception to a plan by Mountain View, Calif. -based Perlegen Sciences, Inc. to collaborate with an undisclosed electronic medical records vendor to identify and develop genetic markers that predict how patients are likely to respond to specific medical treatments. The...

EMR vendor to share patient data with genetics research firm

Richard Pizzi of Healthcare IT News reports: Perlegen Sciences, Inc., a company exploring the clinical application of genetic research, plans to collaborate with an undisclosed electronic medical records vendor to identify and develop genetic markers that predict how patients are likely to respond to specific medical treatments. Under the terms of the agreement, Perlegen,...

Social media the answer to pushing PHRs, experts say

Diana Manos writes on Health IT News: If the federal government wants to get the word out on using personal health records, it should strongly consider social media. Promoting PHRs will take a whole host of online and other technological multimedia strategies, experts told the consumer empowerment workgroup of the American Health Information Community...

Medical notes sent to Buckingham Palace

Seen at EveningStar 24: AN NHS worker in Norfolk has become embroiled in a serious security breach after sending a patient’s medical records to Buckingham Palace by mistake. Highly confidential information was sent to the royal residence after the female member of staff typed in the wrong email address instead of sending it to...