Classification Standards for Health Information: Ethical and Practical Approaches

72 Washington & Lee Law Review Online 395 (2016)

12 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2016  

Craig Konnoth

University of Pennsylvania Law School

Date Written: May 31, 2016

Abstract

Secondary health information research requires vast quantities of data in order to make clinical and health delivery breakthroughs. Restrictive policies that limit the use of such information threaten to stymie this research. While the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the new Common Rule permits patients to provide broad consent for the use of their information for research, that policy offers insufficient flexibility. This Article suggests a flexible consenting system that allows patients to consent to a range of privacy risks. The details of the system will be fleshed out in future work.

Keywords: privacy, data, health, IRBs

Suggested Citation

Konnoth, Craig, Classification Standards for Health Information: Ethical and Practical Approaches (May 31, 2016). 72 Washington & Lee Law Review Online 395 (2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2787288

Craig Konnoth (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania Law School ( email )

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Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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