Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Protecting Patient Privacy in the Age of Big Data

Terry, Nicolas. "Protecting Patient Privacy in the Age of Big Data." Paper prepared for the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, September 2012.

From the report: "This essay discusses the threats to health privacy posed by “big data;” an ongoing revolution in data collection and processing. The essay takes the position that big data poses an exceptional group of problems for health care, its providers, researchers, and patients. Faced with increased privacy risks an exhaustive overhaul of HIPAA/HITECH is not proposed. Rather, this essay suggests an incremental approach, adopting aspects of the recent privacy proposals published by the White House and the Federal Trade Commission." Read more