Health information, by its very nature, is personal.
sharing personal health data more freely with patients, health care providers and researchers raises thorny privacy issues.
strong believer in privacy, but he personally believes that the benefits outweigh the risks — and whether to share data or not should be an individual's choice
people will increasingly want access to their medical data and will share it, especially younger people reared on social networks and smartphones.
"This is what the next generation, which lives on data, is going to want,http://nyti.ms/1ywqFDw
NYTimes: The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Data
There is evidence that letting patients see their medical files helps them take better care of themselves, but the medical establishment still resists sharing the data.