Archive for May 10th, 2007

More on Medical Banking Project

May 10, 2007

In the, more details are discussed about combining the banking industry to enable personal health records.  The article notes that “Banks know security” but also “Some privacy advocates, however, are concerned that banks could share that information with affiliates and other third parties, creating a nightmare scenario.” Dr. Deborah Peel of Patient Privacy Rights is quoted along these lines, but also notes that her group supports a proposed bill which would allow medical banking but with two significant security features: the patient would decide who could see it and the information could not be sold without their permission.

If these controls are put in place and enforced, it could a viable solution.

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