Designing technology to restore privacy Telemedicine - making palliative care 1 day ago   19:20

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Deborah Peel, MD talks about the "biggest data breach you've never heard of," the privacy data breach. Privacy is basic for healing and trust in health care. Dr. Peel describes how HIPAA does protect individuals' data but subsequent implementation stripped out consent. Without a chain of custody for health data, it is hard to track who is using it and how. It is valuable information, and is sold legally, millions of times a day, without our knowledge.

Deborah C. Peel, MD is the world's leading advocate for patients' rights to control the use of personal health information in electronic systems. She is also a practicing physician and Freudian psychoanalyst. She became an expert and privacy warrior to stop patients from being harmed. The lack of health privacy causes millions of US citizens to avoid early diagnosis and treatment for cancer, depression, and STDs every year.

Her passion is informing the public about privacy-enhancing technologies and the major fixes needed in law and policy, so they can join the battle to restore our civil and human rights to health privacy.

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Very highly improbable. Doctor. Making these locations publicly known will make it even worse.

The only way is to pay me to say the solution. lol. You can't afford me.
David Thompson
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Telemedicine - making palliative care Designing technology to restore privacy 1 day ago   11:35

Trina Diner knows more people die in hospital than die at home, and that is not always preferred.

Her engaging talk addresses technology and telemedicine, in an honest, compassionate and thoughtful manner.

Is this a frontier we should explore more?... Trina's talk gives us all a baseline to think about.

Trina obtained her masters in Management Science from the University of Waterloo and is the current Manager of Palliative Care and Telemedicine, at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

As a pioneer focused on “change for the better” using technology, Trina passionately works with the terminally ill to help provide better quality medical care.

She has been recognized as a hands-on expert in her field, as medicine and technology work together to the benefit and comfort of all patients regardless of age or situation.

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