Electronic Health Records, Mental Health Care, and Privacy (TIPS 2017)

Large-scale adoption of effective digital health technologies will depend on coming up with appropriate social and technical infrastructure. At the core of this infrastructure is the need to balance privacy and security with transparency, openness, sharing, and the rights of individuals to own and make decisions about their own health and health data. In this session, leaders in privacy, access, and ethics discuss the biggest challenges and potential ways forward in building a future where effective technologies work for society and individuals. Part of panel Ethics & Privacy in the Era of Big Data.

This talk was part of the 2017 Technology in Psychiatry Summit, sponsored by the McLean Institute for Technology in Psychiatry on November 6-7, 2017, at the JB Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School.

Alisa Busch, MD, MS, is the chief medical information officer and director of Clinical Performance Measurement & Health Services Research at McLean Hospital, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Health Services Research Division for Partners Psychiatry and Mental Health. She is a psychiatrist and mental health services researcher who is nationally recognized for her work on measuring mental health care quality in systems of care.

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