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The Resource Our bodies, our data : how companies make billions selling our medical records, Adam Tanner

Our bodies, our data : how companies make billions selling our medical records, Adam Tanner

Label
Our bodies, our data : how companies make billions selling our medical records
Title
Our bodies, our data
Title remainder
how companies make billions selling our medical records
Statement of responsibility
Adam Tanner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Hidden from consumers, patient medical data has become a multibillion-dollar worldwide trade between our health-care providers, drug companies, and a complex web of middlemen. This great medical-data bazaar sells copies of our prescriptions, hospital records, insurance claims, blood-test results, and more, stripped of names but still containing identifiers such as year of birth, gender, and doctor. As computing grows ever more sophisticated, patient dossiers are increasingly vulnerable to re-identification, which could make them a target for identity thieves or hackers. Paradoxically, comprehensive electronic files for patient treatment-a key reason medical data exists in the first place-remain an elusive goal. Even today, patients and their doctors rarely have easy access to full records that could improve care. In the evolution of medical data, the instinct for profit has outstripped patient needs. This book reveals the previously hidden story of how such a system evolved internationally. ... This investigative narrative seeks to spark debate on how we can best balance the promise big data offers to advance medicine and improve lives, while preserving the rights and interests of every patient. We, the patients, deserve a say in this discussion. After all, it's our data.--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tanner, Adam
Dewey number
610.285
Index
index present
LC call number
R858
LC item number
.T34 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 B-555
  • WX 175
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical records
  • Confidential communications
  • Data mining
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Confidentiality
  • Data Mining
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • MEDICAL
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • Medical informatics
  • Confidential communications
  • Data mining
Label
Our bodies, our data : how companies make billions selling our medical records, Adam Tanner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What the pharmacy knows -- Data bonanza for pharmacies and middlemen -- The covert alliance -- Patient power -- The dossier on your doctor -- Supreme Court battle -- Studying patients over time -- Fighting for patients -- How safe is "anonymized"? -- Korean War over patient data -- The patient's data Tower of Babel -- Twenty-first-century advances -- Intimate, anonymized, and for sale -- At the bottom of Niagara
Control code
ocn946104059
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780807033340
Lccn
2016016233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780807033340
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807033340
  • (OCoLC)946104059
Label
Our bodies, our data : how companies make billions selling our medical records, Adam Tanner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What the pharmacy knows -- Data bonanza for pharmacies and middlemen -- The covert alliance -- Patient power -- The dossier on your doctor -- Supreme Court battle -- Studying patients over time -- Fighting for patients -- How safe is "anonymized"? -- Korean War over patient data -- The patient's data Tower of Babel -- Twenty-first-century advances -- Intimate, anonymized, and for sale -- At the bottom of Niagara
Control code
ocn946104059
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9780807033340
Lccn
2016016233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780807033340
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807033340
  • (OCoLC)946104059

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