Shadow health records meet new data privacy laws

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Sun, February 24, 2019

Every American has official medical records, locked away in the computers and file cabinets of their doctors’ offices and hospitals, and protected by strict privacy laws. But most people don’t think about their other medical record—the informal “shadow” one they generate during everyday life. In a new article in the journal Science, a team of experts led by two University of Michigan researchers calls for attention to this shadow record. CBSSM's Kayte Spector-Bagdady is senior author.