NHS plan to share GP patient data postponed – but will new measures address concerns?

The latest NHS data sharing scheme looked set to repeat past mistakes – but the latest postponement provides hope.

Eerke Boiten, Professor of Cybersecurity, School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University • conversation
July 27, 2021 ~8 min

A button that tells your boss you're unhappy: why mental health wearables could be bad news at work

Wearables already monitor our physical health – is it time for them to track our mental health too?

Natalie Bisal, PhD Researcher, Centre for Intelligent Healthcare, Coventry University • conversation
Feb. 8, 2021 ~8 min

What is HIPAA? 5 questions answered about the medical privacy law that protects Trump's test results and yours

A health law expert explains what the regulation does and doesn't protect.

Margaret Riley, Professor of Law, Public Health Sciences, and Public Policy, University of Virginia • conversation
Oct. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Video: What the huge COVID-19 testing undercount in the US means

A recent report by the CDC estimated that the true number of COVID-19 cases in the US could be six to 24 times more than the number of confirmed cases. A public health scholar explains the implications.

Melissa Hawkins, Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University • conversation
Aug. 5, 2020 ~6 min

What the huge COVID-19 testing undercount in the US means

A recent report by the CDC estimated that the true number of COVID-19 cases in the US could be six to 24 times more than the number of confirmed cases. A public health scholar explains the implications.

Melissa Hawkins, Professor of Public Health, Director of Public Health Scholars Program, American University • conversation
Aug. 5, 2020 ~6 min

Coronavirus: researchers no longer need consent to access your medical records

The UK government has quietly relaxed a confidentiality law that protects patient health data. Here's why that matters.

Simon Kolstoe, Senior Lecturer in Evidence Based Healthcare and University Ethics Advisor, University of Portsmouth • conversation
May 31, 2020 ~7 min

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