To adapt to our increasingly just-in-time lives the Canadian health-care system is on an upward trajectory toward digitization. This necessary modernization of health care means better patient outcomes as well as improved insight into future health-care decisions.
Despite the personal and system-wide benefits of a more digital health-care system, what cannot be ignored is that your health information has value to you, but also to people wishing to take advantage or use the information inappropriately.
The fact remains that Canadians may also be unwittingly sharing their health information. Whether it’s apps that are used, mailing lists that are joined, or online surveys, what’s really being tracked is personal health information that tells unscrupulous users information you may not want them to know. If the fine print in the privacy agreement isn’t read and understood, it’s hard to know where your information goes and how it’s used. “Every time you give a little bit away you’re putting yourself at risk.”
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