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AT&T teams with Tenn. on medical info exchange

AT&T is partnering with Tennessee to provide the country’s first statewide system to electronically exchange patient medical information, the telecommunications company said Monday. The system is designed to securely transmit detailed patient information between medical professionals. It will allow doctors to access medical histories, prescribe medicines over the Internet and transfer images like X-rays,...

Privacy group aims for model state law in 2009

A multi-state collaborative seeking ways to align its health information privacy rules to make it easier to share data across health information exchanges is aiming for a demonstration law that states could use as a model in 2009. The target for the Harmonizing State Privacy Law Collaborative (HSPLC) this year is to develop a...

Google plan for medical info raises privacy issues

Thousands of patients at the Cleveland Clinic will be able to turn to Google to access their medical records online everything from their prescriptions to diagnoses in a pilot program announced Thursday that worries some privacy advocates. …But critics worry that the risk of sensitive medical information falling into the wrong hands such as...

Google to Store Patients' Health Records

Google Inc. will begin storing the medical records of a few thousand people as it tests a long-awaited health service that’s likely to raise more concerns about the volume of sensitive information entrusted to the Internet search leader. The pilot project to be announced Thursday will involve 1,500 to 10,000 patients at the Cleveland...

More Designing for Privacy: Microsoft HealthVault

Similar to my recent probes and interactions with the designers of the social networking site Moli, I recently enjoyed the opportunity to discuss privacy-related design issues with the product manager for Microsoft’s HealthVault platform. HealthVault is Microsoft’s attempt to provide an online platform where personal electronic health records can be stored, managed, and shared...