Monday, May 23, 2011

Online data access: at the bank and at the clinic

In addition to providing life-saving therapy, ICDs also collect and store comprehensive patient, device and physiological data that can indicate progression of the patient’s heart disease. Data collected by the ICD is automatically transmitted to a proprietary network and made available to physicians via the Internet, thus giving them efficient access to make informed decisions when and where needed.

However, ICD and pacemaker patients have no access to this trove of personal medical data.

Take a look at this conversation between a banker and her customer:
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Now, what makes it OK in the context of Health Care? Think about it.

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