Voting is now open for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Panel Picker — part of the process by which the content of SXSW is determined each year. If you’d like to see some thought provoking consumer focused content in the still newish SXSW health track, please vote for a panel on the monetary worth of health data and how we can realize its value while protecting the privacy of individuals. Proposed speakers are FTC Commissioner Brill, Sally Okun from PatientsLikeMe, Adam Tanner from Harvard University, and me.
Personal health data is a hot commodity—both to people who want to improve healthcare and those looking to cash in. In this panel, a Consumer Reports editor asks the FTC Commissioner and leading experts in health IT, privacy research, the online patient community, and consumer advocacy to illuminate the concept of “good” and “bad” data-sharing. Hear their solutions for balancing individuals’ right to privacy with profound opportunities to serve the public good, advance science & innovation, and achieve a more effective health-care system. Takeaways include ideas for new regulations, systems, and best practices, plus actions we can all take to manage our valuable health data more responsibly.
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UPDATE as of October 2015: Our panel was selected to be part of SXSW–thanks for your votes, and see you in Austin!