Patient consent and 'granular' privacy control ties
In Part 2 of a 2-part series, Joseph Conn reports:
The online culture is changing, shifting toward affording individuals more control over their personal information, as evidenced by the rollout last week of revisions to the privacy and security policies and technological framework by Facebook, a popular personal media site.
Privacy and IT industry experts interviewed for this story say the fine-grained levels of personal control incorporated by Facebook demonstrate a “proof of concept” that a similar, so-called “granular” consent-management system could provide a template for personalized privacy protection in the healthcare industry.
For now, though, both policymakers at HHS and members of Congress are wrestling with a number of national health information privacy issues, including, but not limited to, those involving patient consent management.
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