New Ways To Manage Health Data
Michael S. Gerber writes in the Washington Post:
You already bank online and use computer software to do your taxes. So why don’t you trust technology to help you manage your health? Microsoft, Google and more than 100 Web sites offering personal health records know the answer, but they’re betting they can quell your fears about posting your most private information online and get you to sign on soon.[…]
But other experts say the benefits of online PHRs far outweigh the risks. University of North Carolina researcher Gary Marchioni, who has studied online PHRs, says fears about the risks on secure sites are overblown.
“I think [people’s assessment] depends on their level of paranoia,” he said. “It still sort of boils down to how much trust you have in the world.”[…]
Full story – Washington Post