Health Privacy in a Techno-Social World: A Cyber-Patient's Bill of Rights

35 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2009 Last revised: 28 Feb 2014

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Patricia Sánchez Abril

University of Miami - Department of Business Law

Anita Cava

University of Miami - Department of Business Law

Abstract

Online social networking phenomenon has radically changed social interactions by allowing individuals to communicate and express themselves through information-rich digital identities. This model is currently being harnessed to manage healthcare interactions. An individual might create a profile that includes her medical information, history, test results, and future appointments. This would lend efficiency to the pursuit of quality healthcare but is replete with unresolved legal issues. This paper proposes a normative framework of rights and responsibilities of cyber-patients.

Suggested Citation

Abril, Patricia and Cava, Anita, Health Privacy in a Techno-Social World: A Cyber-Patient's Bill of Rights. Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Vol. 6, p. 244, 2008 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1392308

Patricia Abril (Contact Author)

University of Miami - Department of Business Law ( email )

United States

Anita Cava

University of Miami - Department of Business Law ( email )

United States

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