Quality (32) Information privacy and quality of care

16 June, 2021

Dear HIFA, I would be interested in the group's opinions on information privacy and quality of care. For example during the pandemic, data privacy was often prioritized over epidemic control. A paper I wrote on the subject is here https://apcss.org/urgent-policies-required-to-grant-public-access-to-pro... . Would less data privacy and more 'information for all' have helped to both improve quality of care and control the epidemic?

Thank you, Sebastian

HIFA profile: Sebastian Kevany is a former consultant with the World Health Organisation (WHO), Ireland & USA. Professional interests: Global health security and diplomacy. He is a member of the Catalyst Group for the WHO/HIFA project on Learning for quality health systems. https://www.hifa.org/projects/learning-quality-health-services Email: sk AT diplomatichealth.com