Friday, November 18, 2011

New drug industry partnership with hospitals could jeopardize patient care | Alison Bass

A recently announced partnership between drug companies and 13 New York state hospitals to mine patient data for clinical trials brings such questions into sharp focus, raising troubling ethical and privacy concerns, according to several consumer and privacy advocates. As Businessweek reports, this project is just one of many new initiatives being created “as medical providers, software vendors, and health data businesses seek ways to profit from the flood of clinical data now being gathered electronically.”

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