Tag Archives: Data

Patient Data: Access, Privacy & Ownership

While patient data offers a trove of information that can be used for further research or population health studies from a government or policy perspective, a key concern still remains – do patients themselves know or approve of how of their health information is used?  At the HIMSS Australia Digital Health Summit on 21 November,… Read More »

Takeda eyes Alunbrig earlier lung cancer use as 2-year data trounce Pfizer’s Xalkori

Pfizer’s aging Xalkori is the drug to beat in ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer arena. And that’s just the arena Takeda is aiming for with earlier use of its own treatment Alunbrig. After 25 months of treatment, Alunbrig cut the risk of disease progression by 51% compared with Xalkori in ALK inhibitor-naïve NSCLC, as assessed by… Read More »

Your Health Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think – The Wall Street Journal

Illustration: Chiara Vercesi By Katherine Bindley Katherine Bindley The Wall Street Journal Biography @katiebindley katie.bindley@wsj.com Updated Nov. 22, 2019 1:15 pm ET We relinquish all kinds of data to tech companies in exchange for convenience. We hand over our location, our heart rates and even imprints of our eyeballs because we want to order an… Read More »

AAFP makes the case for upholding privacy with substance abuse data

Family physicians must balance treatment of patients with chronic pain against challenges faced by patients who have substance abuse issues. In both cases, patient privacy must be paramount to facilitate the free flow of information between patient and provider, the American Academy of Family Physicians recently told federal regulators. In a letter to Elinore McCance-Katz,… Read More »