Mark Chanko’s family sued NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and one of its doctors for allowing a TV crew to film his death without permission. A lower court had thrown the case out, but the New York Court of Appeals revived it

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Ransomware that locks up patient data in hospitals is disrupting medical care, and the problem is set to get worse

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Sometimes, before I interview new patients, while I’m waiting for them to be transported from the emergency department to the medical floor, I play a game…

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President Obama remarked “I would like to think that if somebody does a test on me or my genes, that that’s mine.” Lots of people would make that same assumption – it seems sensible that we would each “own” our genetic information. But the legal reality is quite different

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Consumers with iPhones can click to contribute their genetic information to medical studies

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The Wellcome Trust recently commissioned Ipsos MORI to look into what people think about commercial organisations having access to health data from patient records. Here Natalie Banner, from the Wellcome Trust’s policy team, explains the key findings from the research, and what we have learned about creating a system that people can trust…

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Just because a health app has a privacy policy doesn’t mean the data will remain private, an analysis of mobile tools for diabetes suggests

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In an unusual move, a leading genetic testing company is putting genetic information from the people it has tested into the public domain, a move the company says could make a large trove of data available to researchers looking for genes linked to various diseases

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