Google Now Scrubbing Private Medical Records From Search Results

Bloomberg, June 22, 2017
by Mark Bergen

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly decided to scrub an entire category of online content -- pe...

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Ideation Challenge: Good Questions Meet Big Data
Harvard Catalyst and the Crowd Innovation Laboratory, Harvard Business School

Deadline: July 13, 2017

Ideation Challenge: Good Questions Meet Big Data - Up to $10,000 in Prize


DEADLINE: 11:59pm on Jul...

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Call for Papers: Data-driven Health Care Conference
Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics, South Korea

Deadline: June 15, 2017

1.   Conference Descriptio


The Ewha Institute for Biomedical Law & Ethics (EIBLE) is...

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BBC News / BBC Radio 4, May 25, 2017
by Harry Kretchmer

[...] The company, which uses customers' saliva samples to predict their genetic ethnicity and f...

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The Malware Attacking the U.K.’s National Health Service Could’ve Been Stopped

Slate, May 12, 2017
by Josephine Wolff

The ransomware attacks spreading across the computer systems of the British National Health Ser...

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Review of Human Subjects Research Regulation: Perspectives on the Future

American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 16, Issue 12 (2016)
by Erin Phinney Johnson

From the review


Overall, the editors present an intriguing look at the concerns currently facing h...

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Social Media Use in Research Recruitment

Petrie-Flom Center / Harvard Catalyst, September 21, 2016
by Luke Gelinas (Petrie-Flom/Harvard Catalyst Fellow in Clinical Research Ethics)

>Cross-posted at the Petrie-Flom Center's blog ;Bill of Health


Imagine this scenario: you a...

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Professor offers basics of bioethics and the law in 90 minutes

Harvard Gazette, September 20, 2016
by Deborah Blackwell, reviewing lecture by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

On September 13, 2016, Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen delivered a lecture at the Harvar...

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PFC Spotlight: Student Fellow Alumnus Neel Shah

Petrie-Flom Center, September 8, 2016

>Dr. Neel Shah was a Student Fellow for the 2007-2008 academic year, while in his third year at Harva...

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Big Data Neglects Populations Most in Need of Medical and Public Health Research and Interventions

Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper, No. 16-26, August 18, 2016
by Sarah E. Malanga, Jonathan D. Loe, Christopher T. Robertson (Academic Fellow alumnus), and Kenneth S. Ramos

Originally presented as a paper at the 2016 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference: Big Data, Health L...

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Correlations and Research Results

EMR & EHR, May 26, 2016
by Andy Oram

Andy Oram, an editor specializing in open source, software engineering, and health IT, attended...

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When Big Data Isn’t Big Enough

Ampersand, May 20, 2016
by Elise Davis

Elise Davis of PRIM&R attended the Petrie-Flom Center's 2016 Annual Conference on "Big Data,...

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Health Law Workshop: Robert Cook-Deegan

Monday, April 18, 2016 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Health Law Workshops
Hauser Hall 105
Harvard Law School, 1575 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

>Robert Cook-Deegan is a research professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke Unive... Read More

Consensus Statement on Electronic Health Predictive Analytics: A Guiding Framework

eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes), 2016, Vol. 4, Issue 1
by I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) et al.



Context: The recent explosion in available electronic health record (EHR) data is mot...

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Symposium on “Ethical Risk Assessment in Biomedical Big Data”

Organised by the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, in association with the Brocher Foundation., March 14-15, 2016
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

>Please register via the event website




In biomedical research, the analysis of large d...

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Untangling the Web — Patients, Doctors, and the Internet

New England Journal of Medicine, March 2010
by Pamela Hartzband and Jerome Groopman

Describes changes in the doctor-patient relationship that have arisen in the Internet age.

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Big Data, Patents, and the Future of Medicine

Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming , September 13, 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow Alumnus)



Big data has tremendous potential to improve health care. Unfortunately, intellectu...

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Black Box Medicine

Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 28, No. 2 Spring 2015
by W. Nicholson Price II (Academic Fellow alumnus)

Petrie-Flom Academic Fellow alumnus ;Nicholson Price, now an Assistant Professor at the&nbs...

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Review of Human subjects research regulation: perspectives on the future

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Vol. 36, Issue 2, April 2015
by Lydia Stewart Ferreira (Visiting Scholar)

Petrie-Flom Visiting Scholar ;Lydia Stewart Ferreira, currently Adjunct Professor at t...

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Predicting the sick through personal trails of health data

News Works, April 14, 2015
by Todd Bookman, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

[...] "I think there is a lot of interest in the area right now, and it is a great coming together o...

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NOW ONLINE: I. Glenn Cohen Discusses Modern Fertility Technologies and Benefits

Chronicle (WCVB/ABC Boston), April 13, 2015
by Shayna Seymour, interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

>Show Abstract: ;The birds and the bees are still important – but today's couples eager... Read More

ReSourcing Big Data

Harvard Catalyst, March 2015

March 23: Symposiu




Joseph B. Martin Conference Cente
r Harvard Medical Schoo

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Innovator in Residence
Department of Health and Human Services

Deadline: April 01, 2015

A rapidly growing public health startup, ORGANIZE, is seeking to hire a forward-thinking, entreprene...

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Emerging Issues and New Frontiers for FDA Regulation

Monday, October 20, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Washington, DC

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law...

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FDA Regulation of Mobile Health Technologies

NEJM, July 24, 2014
by Nathan G. Cortez, J.D., I. Glenn Cohen, J.D., and Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Petrie-Flom Faculty Director I. Glenn Cohen has published a new co-authored article in the New Engla...

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Hated the Facebook experiment? You’ll hate what’s next for health care.

Vox, July 16, 2014
by Adriana McIntyre interviewing I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article


Facebook isn't the only company that wants to capitalize on information colle...

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Call for Papers: Winter 2015 The SciTech Lawyer
American Bar Association

Deadline: August 01, 2014

This is a call for authors for the ;Winter 2015 The SciTech Lawyer, focusing on current developm...

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Using Big Data To Transform Care

Health Affairs, July 9, 2014, 9:00am - 12:30pm
by Featuring I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

The application of big data to transform health care delivery, health research, and health policy is...

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Petrie-Flom Seeks Research Assistant
Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School

Deadline: August 15, 2014

The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law and Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, seeks a part-time res...

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Privacy Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services

Issued on August 14, 2002, the HIPAA Privacy Rule regulates the use and disclosure of Protected Heal...

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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 Security Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services

Issued on February 20, 2003, the HIPAA Security Rule focuses specifically on electronic protected he...

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The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (PSQIA)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The PSQIA establishes a voluntary reporting system to enhance the data available to assess and resol...

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Grand Bargains for Big Data: The Emerging Law of Health Information

72 Maryland Law Review 682 (2013)
by Frank Pasquale

In this article, Professor Pasquale argues that in exchange for subsidizing systems designed to prot...

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Electronic Health Records and Medical Liability

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Lectures and Panels

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 promises to trigger an explosion in the use...

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