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
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.
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