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Unpatients—why patients should own their medical data

Nature Biotechnology volume 33, pages 921924 (2015) | Download Citation

For the benefits of digital medicine to be fully realized, we need not only to find a shared home for personal health data but also to give individuals the right to own them.

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Acknowledgements

Special thanks to J. Robinson, N. DiNiro and D. Maizenberg, members of the UnPatient team, for assistance; US National Institutes of Health grant NIH/NCATS 8 UL1 TR001114 for supporting E.J.T.; M. Miller for preparation; and J. Hightower for assistance with graphics.

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  1. Leonard J. Kish is at Unpatient.org, Denver, Colorado, USA.

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  2. Eric J. Topol is at The Scripps Research Institute, and Scripps Health, La Jolla, California, USA.

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