Medical practices have special requirements under the Privacy Act, but the security and privacy systems some providers currently have in place may be inadequate.
Non-use of data may be an even bigger problem that its misuse.
Political and community leaders must act now to preserve the American middle class and adapt the US economy for the 21st century.
Most people know they can donate their organs after they pass away. But what about their medical data? For National Donor Day, we suggest countries create national databases of data donors.
Data-privacy advocates may have won the care.data battle, but it looks like they're about to lose the war.
There are advantages, too.
Looking at historical health-care records can reveal how misunderstanding of a medical condition first came to develop and why it may not be being treated properly.