Harvard University is set to unveil a new health record bank (HRB) that will allow anyone to own and manage a secure digital copy of their health records. For those who sign up, they will be able to access their records and wellness information free of charge. The Data Privacy Lab in the Institute of Quantitative Social Science at Harvard will be the first academic organization to host an HRB for use by the general public nationwide.
MyDataCan is a trustworthy and secure system for storing, facilitating and received consumer-controlled access to medical data and other personal information. It can be customized through third-party applications and benefits from a multimillion-dollar investment by Harvard.
Dr. Latayna Sweeny is the brains behind the project. The well-known privacy expert, computer scientists and member of the HHS HIT Policy Committee developed MyDataCan to “demonstrate, develop and study how a real-world platform that stores and protects sensitive data and makes information available for aggregate analysis (with permission) can operate successfully.”
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