Peel pushes for 'informed consent' over every element of patient data

Neil Versel writes:

Depending on your point of view, Dr. Deborah Peel and her Patient Privacy Rights Foundation either continue to rail against the national push for EHRs or take further steps to hold policymakers honest. (We’re not going to go as far as ZDNet Healthcare’s Dana Blankenhorn, who recently called Peel a “Luddite” whose organization’s goal “appears to be keeping healthcare in the paper-based dark ages.”)

The latest from Patient Privacy Rights is a white paper making “The Case for Informed Consent” to give patients more complete control over their personal health information. In the paper, Peel dismisses arguments that it’s too technically difficult and too expensive to design health IT systems that offer patients granular control over what elements of their records healthcare organizations can share.

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