Tech and health care need their own 'Hippocratic oath' - STAT

Tech and health care need their own 'Hippocratic oath' - STAT

If tech is to be successful in health care, physicians need to be incorporated into the leadership structure, even if it means slowing down the process. Here’s a clause for the new Oath, “Identifiable patient data cannot be leaked to insurance companies, employers or other interested parties without the specific consent of the patient.” For the record, HealtheConnections and the entire SHIN-NY enterprise in New York guards patient data at the highest level and resists offers to open the treasure chest. Tech likes to disrupt industries. The health care industry, while in need of improvement, will be very resistant to disruption, partly to protect entrenched interests, yes, but also to protect patients and patient care. Thank you, Dr. Green for sharing this article.



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