Public ownership of patient data


If you were to read this title what would it mean to you?

Does it mean that the public owns my own patient data? That the public decides what is my data? That the public has access to my data? How much of my data and for what reasons?

Well, it all depends on your perspective – or the perspective of the government – or the perspective of the doctor, clinic, or hospital who collected your data.

And is that “collector” an electronic database owner? Or is it all on paper?

That should get you to thinking for a minute or two… I’ll come back with more.

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About Tisha Clinkenbeard

Born and raised in a rural Texas town, went off to college in the big city and now I'm living in a rural town and working in the big city. I have a loving, supportive husband, fellow adventurer and love of my life as well as 4 kiddos and 2 dogs. We love traveling, adventures and spending time together. My goal is to share what I find Round & About through the lens of my camera, in the news of healthcare and out in the world, with YOU! View all posts by Tisha Clinkenbeard

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