Eric Swirsky, JD, MA
Learn how technology will help improve the governance of health care.
We don’t know necessarily how much things are going to be improved or not. For me as an atheist, I looking at both areas, not just for how things are going to be improved but also where there’s the potential for harm. I think we need to look at the benefits and the burdens equally and when it comes to electronic health records, I feel that there’s a lot of looking at the benefits without a deep enough inquiry into the burdens.
Some of the burdens that have come out, either in policy or in research have been related to privacy and confidentiality. There are a host of other issues that are implicated by the use of electronic health records and some of them are not explored as much of others and some of them are completely ignored.