Patient information dumped on the side of the road in Brisbane recently has raised the issue of how hospitals and clinics manage their old paper records.
I joined a Facebook group about organ donation. Within two days an Indian man offered to sell me his kidney.
When we think about Google and health, we usually think about patients searching online for health information. But you may be surprised to hear that doctors Google you.
Promises made by researchers to participants to elicit the truth may not be worth the paper their written on if the courts can bulldoze though them.
The law should allow greater communication between health professionals, families and carers even if this impacts on patients’ rights of confidentiality.