Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 85–89 | Cite as

Engaging patients while addressing their privacy concerns: the experience of Project HealthDesign

  • Deven McGraw
  • Robert Belfort
  • Helen Pfister
  • Susan Ingargiola
Original Article

Abstract

Some patients and clinicians are using digital technologies to collect and share relevant health information with one another, but patient privacy concerns may serve as an obstacle to widespread adoption of such digital data-sharing models. This essay discusses the experience of Project HealthDesign research teams, all of which used technology to facilitate communication of health information between patients and clinical care teams, in successfully navigating patient privacy concerns. Their experience could be instructive to clinicians seeking to adopt digital models of patient engagement.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Deven McGraw
    • 1
  • Robert Belfort
    • 2
  • Helen Pfister
    • 2
  • Susan Ingargiola
    • 3
  1. 1.Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLPWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLPNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Manatt Health SolutionsNew YorkUSA

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