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Category Archives: Secondary Use of Data

San Francisco-based EHR vendor Practice Fusion has just announced the launch of a large health database called “Insight.” This service is free, and access is available to anyone who signs up for a free account. Dubbed “the nation’s largest real-time healthcare database,” Insight provides analysis of data collected by over 112,000 active clinicians who’s daily…

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This week, JAMA Internal Medicine published interesting original research by Dr. David Grande et al entitled “Public Preferences About Secondary Use of Electronic Health Information” (subscription required). The researchers used conjoint analysis to determine the patients’ preferences in regards to sharing personal health information in several different scenarios. The scenarios elicited preferences pertaining to sharing…

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