The political argument against health IT

Dana Blankenhorn writes:

Lots of people want to limit healthcare automation, judging from talkbacks here at ZDNet Healthcare.

Their rallying cry is privacy. A group called Patient Privacy Rights, headed by Texas psychologist Deborah Peel (right) and lobbyist Ben Barnes, is their advocate.

Their mission statement does not say they’re against automation. Just the opposite. They just want informed consent for every release of records.

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