Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Patient-Controlled Image-Sharing Network Could Better Protect Privacy

From the article: "A new scientific study validates the workability of a digital medical-imaging sharing system controlled by patients, not providers.

The study looked at an open-source prototype of the Patient Controlled Access-key REgistry (PCARE), according to an abstract published online Aug. 11 by the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

The authors note that the current image-sharing method of patients hand-carrying CDs puts a burden on patients, while digital sharing networks coordinated by medical organizations challenge patient privacy." Read more

See also
Ge, Yaorong, et al. "Patient-controlled sharing of medical imaging data across unaffiliated healthcare organizations." Am Med Inform Assoc published online August 11, 2012.