How Privacy Impacts Personalized Medicine

We are standing on the edge of a new information age, and this new information age is going to clash with our existing understanding of concepts such as privacy and how we think about healthcare data and what should be done with it.” Jamie Heywood

PatientsLikeMe Chairman Jamie Heywood recently traveled to Zurich, Switzerland, to speak at the Personalized Medicine Symposium, sponsored by the Life Science Zurich Business Network. Tune in below for a video recap that features Jamie’s comments about rethinking the concept of privacy in order to personalize as well as democratize healthcare. “Humans are collectivists,” he argues. “We want to help each other. It’s intrinsic to human nature.”

Look for Jamie’s comments to begin around the 3:01 mark.

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