Data privacy – getting the balance right
This article was originally published in Scrip
One of the cornerstones of President Obama’s healthcare reform plans is a commitment to comparative effectiveness research (CER). “Comparative effectiveness research provides information on the relative strengths and weakness of various medical interventions. Such research will give clinicians and patients valid information to make decisions that will improve the performance of the US health care system,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).