Article: Open health: what is it and why should you care?

Open Health

Open health: what is it and why should you care?

“Open health” captures a broad set of information technologies that will change the way we approach health and health care. It encompasses “ehealth” (the storage and provision of personal medical information online) but also includes the release of health information to the public at large. It’s the health side of “open data” policies being pursued by countries all over the world.

The capacity for anyone to access large amounts of health information is likely to have far-reaching effects.

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