Quality (50) Information privacy and quality of care (5)

24 June, 2021

Dear Siamola, thank you for this [*see note below]. In a theoretical crisis outbreak scenario, would you still hold this view? For example, if there was an Ebola outbreak, would you still prioritize data privacy over infection control? Thanks, 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

[*Note from HIFA moderator (Neil PW): Sebastian refers to Siamola Murundo, Kenya, who wrote 'Dear Sebastian, I have read your message and interests [https://www.hifa.org/dgroups-rss/quality-32-information-privacy-and-qual... and I am interested to have a discussion on the subject matter. Very important. Privacy is essential, as it reduces other challenging and death contributing factors like stress and stigma. To bring people together there is still a need for data privacy.]