Friday, February 1, 2013

Sharing healthcare data

John Wilbanks makes an eloquent case for why medical privacy rules, created more than 70 years ago, are now standing in the way of innovation. This blog previously explored the tension between privacy and innovation (see for example this or this) and it's great to see the emergence of a well crafted argument that recognizes the risks of not addressing this tension.

In his talk, John says:
I'm proposing … that we reach into our bodies and we grab the genotype, and we reach into the medical system and we grab our records, and we use it to build something together.
See the full talk here: