» Privacy Where the World Finds Bioethics Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:53:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Who Owns A Human Genome? Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:02:29 +0000 0 Computers ‘judge personality better than friends Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:50:19 +0000 0 Of Course 23andMe’s Plan Has Been to Sell Your Genetic Data All Along Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:29:40 +0000 0 Case Study:The Obligations to Report Statutory Sexual Abuse Disclosed in a Research Study Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:22:35 +0000 0 Thousands Of People Oblivious To Fact That Anyone On The Internet Can Access Their Computers Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:18:45 +0000 0 Insurance giants creating massive database of patient records Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:14:52 +0000 0 Big Data Peeps At Your Medical Records To Find Drug Problems Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:57:34 +0000 0 NSA’s ‘MonsterMind’ Could Automate Cyberwar Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:40:56 +0000 0 Google Seeks Human Guinea Pigs for Health Project Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:01:39 +0000 0 Police Won’t Use Nude Photos of Va. Teen as Evidence in Sexting Case, Attorney Says Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:35:22 +0000 0 Facebook responds to criticism of its experiment on users Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:15:26 +0000 0 Big brother is a health care provider Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:38:03 +0000 Read More »]]> 0 Health by the numbers Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:06:23 +0000 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

How are you? How are you feeling? These used to be straightforward greetings with simple answers. “I’m fine.” I’m doing well.” “I had been feeling ill but am much better now.” Or even “I keep struggling with diet and exercise.”

However, in the age of accountability, our society has become less comfortable with fuzzy statements and prefers to quantify everything possible, irrespective of whether it’s meaningful. The same question today may elicit responses of “My cholesterol is at 265.” “My sugar is at 210.” “BP is 96 over 75.” Or even “I can’t talk right now, I still have 4,000 steps to go.”

Health has moved from describing a state of being to listing a collection of numbers.…

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Minnesota to resume storing newborn blood samples Tue, 13 May 2014 15:00:56 +0000 0 Lessons for the Future of Primary Care from Robin Cook’s Cell Thu, 01 May 2014 07:28:23 +0000 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

I just finished reading the popular fiction novel Cell by Robin Cook. This medical thriller revolves around George Wilson, a radiology resident who finds people dying suddenly after receiving diagnoses of terminal illnesses including his fiancé and next-door-neighbor. The catch is that all of these people were beta testers for a new mobile app called iDoc. A technology company developed this program to be a personal primary care physician. iDoc can answer all of your health questions, monitor your vital signs, and even give you a dose of insulin through an implantable reservoir.…

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Would you share your DNA info to advance medicine? Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:46:06 +0000 0 French School Carries out DNA Dragnet in Rape Case Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:42:59 +0000 0 PatientsLikeMe Launches “Data for Good” Campaign to Encourage Health Data Sharing to Advance Medicine Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:14:36 +0000 0 Yahoo updates methodology in new transparency report Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:50:36 +0000 0 British spy agency collected images of Yahoo webcam chats Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:56:32 +0000 0 Take Two Aspirin and Let Me Tell You What I Think About the Affordable Care Act Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:39:42 +0000 by Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD

I recently saw a subspecialist for a medical procedure.  I had never met this physician before so as he sat down to review what was going on in the monitor in front of him, the first thing he asked me was what I did for a living.  I promptly informed him that I was a bioethics professor at Loyola University Chicago.  This immediately piqued his interest.  He asked me what this entailed, and I told him that I taught graduate and medical students, did ethics consultations, did my own research and writing, gave presentations, etc. …

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Did AOL CEO Tim Armstrong Violate HIPAA? Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:38:02 +0000 0 The Year in Bioethics That Was Wed, 01 Jan 2014 21:05:33 +0000 by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Happy New Year. The ending of one year and the beginning of another is often a time for reflection, for reviewing the year that has passed and for making plans/predictions for the year to come. 2013 was the first full year of the re-launch of the editor’s blog as well.

Ten bloggers in addition to myself worked for us this year and we are thankful for their contributions: Maurice Bernstein, Arthur Caplan, Jennifer Chevinsky, Nanette Elster, Ellen Fox, Jessica Jerome, David Magnus, Steven Miles, Kayhan Parsi, and Thaddeus Pope.…

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New public attitudes about access to medical information, bio tissue for research Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:59:42 +0000 0 Many Would Give Private Info to Health Insurers to Save Money Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:32:59 +0000 0 Pot-Smoking Quadriplegic’s Firing Shows Haze Over Rules Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:37:15 +0000 0 Lawsuit: Cops forced man to undergo enemas, colonoscopy on invalid warrant Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:16:46 +0000 0 Getting Your Microbes Analyzed Raises Big Privacy Issues Mon, 04 Nov 2013 19:14:37 +0000 0 EU Parliament says other countries spy, but not as much as the UK or US Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:05:20 +0000 0 Firefox Plug-In Shows Who Is Tracking You Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:59:10 +0000 0 Is your doctor spying on your tweets? Social media raises medical privacy questions Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:20:54 +0000 0 Brazil’s Rousseff: NSA spying violated human rights Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:34:44 +0000 0 Why Misconduct Trumps Patient–Therapist Confidentiality and Ways to Avoid the Disclosure Dilemma Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:56:43 +0000 0 Google Glass in the operating room at Ohio State University Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:51:46 +0000 0 CVS thinks $50 is enough reward for giving up healthcare privacy Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:52:33 +0000 0 NYC stop-and-frisk policy violates civil rights, judge rules; outside monitor appointed Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:25:04 +0000 0 The biggest threat to the genomic revolution? Spying scandals Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:36:41 +0000 0 License plate scanners collecting data on millions of U.S. drivers: ACLU report Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:56:04 +0000 0 How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:51:31 +0000 0 Who’s Watching When You Look For Health Information Online? Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:56:04 +0000 0 Stop Worrying About Privacy, Start Caring About Identity Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:41:49 +0000 0 NSA surveillance played little role in foiling terror plots, experts say Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:23:10 +0000 0 Data Aggregation and the Medical Marketplace Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:47:37 +0000 Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Big brother is watching you. And calling you. And selling your medical information to a pharmaceutical corporation.

In the modern age of information as commodity, drugmakers buy database that tell them how much of what drug each doctor prescribes, which patients fill those prescriptions, and whether renewals are filled. They know your medical conditions, test results, insurance data, age, ethnicity, and income level.

Several companies have developed with the express purpose of tracking patients and their medical habits.…

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California DNA law is broader than program upheld by Supreme Court Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:53:05 +0000 0 Justices Allow Police to Take DNA Samples After Arrests Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:22:51 +0000 0 Pills Tracked From Doctor to Patient to Aid Drug Marketing Mon, 20 May 2013 18:05:42 +0000 0 Judge extends order halting campus drug tests Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:25:00 +0000 0 Harvard Professors Call Ethics of Email Search Into Question Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:18:20 +0000 0 If your genome is public, so are you, researchers find Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:19:45 +0000 0 TSA to drop X-ray airport scanners by June because of privacy concerns; other scanners staying Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:13:14 +0000 0