The Patient, Data Protection and Changing Healthcare Models

Healthcare is changing. This volume explores patient autonomy and data protection laws in light of developments in modern healthcare systems, particularly ICT in healthcare and personalised medicine. A must-read for every professional active in the field of data protection law, health law, policy development or IT-driven innovation.
Author(s):
Griet Verhenneman
Series:
KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law Series
Volume:
12
book | published | 1st edition
March 2021 | xii + 405 pp.

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Healthcare is changing. It is moving to a paperless environment and becoming a team-based, interdisciplinary and patient-centred profession. Modern healthcare models reflect our data-driven economy, and adopt value-driven strategies, evidence-based medicine, new technology, decision support and automated decision-making.
Amidst these changes are the patients, and their right to data protection, privacy and autonomy.
The question arises of how to match phenomena that characterise the predominant ethos in modern healthcare systems, such as e-health and personalised medicine, to patient autonomy and data protection laws. That matching exercise is essential. The successful adoption of ICT in healthcare depends, at least partly, on how the public's concerns about data protection and confidentiality are addressed.

Three backbone principles of European data protection law are considered to be bottlenecks for the implementation of modern healthcare systems: informed consent, anonymisation and purpose limitation. This book assesses the adequacy of these principles and considers them in the context of technological and societal evolutions. A must-read for every professional active in the field of data protection law, health law, policy development or IT-driven innovation.

GRIET VERHENNEMAN is a legal expert on e-health with an academic background. Today Griet is Data Protection Officer at the University Hospitals KU Leuven (UZ Leuven). Previously, she worked as a legal researcher at the Centre for IT and IP Law KU Leuven (CiTiP) and participated in several interdisciplinary projects. Griet continues her collaboration with the Centre as a Research Fellow. In her position of Data Protection Officer, Griet brings data protection into practice. Through her work as an academic, Griet continues to assess, discuss and disseminate about the legal implications of ICT-driven evolutions in the field of health and medicine.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents (p. 0)

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Introduction (p. 1)

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PART 1. CHANGING HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

Chapter I. Societal and Technological Changes (p. 7)

Chapter II. Personalised Healthcare (p. 39)

PART 2. THE PATIENT’S RIGHT TO DATA PROTECTION. UNDERSTANDING THE LEGAL CONTEXT

Chapter I. Understanding the Legal Roots (p. 45)

Chapter II. Understanding the Concepts (p. 87)

Chapter III. Understanding the Subject of Protection (p. 97)

Interim Conclusions (p. 123)

PART 3. PROTECTIVE AND EMPOWERING MECHANISMS IN EUROPEAN. AN ASSESSMENT OF INFORMED CONSENT, ANONYMISATION AND PURPOSE LIMITATION

Chapter I. Informed Consent, a Means to Empower the Patient? (p. 127)

Chapter II. The Obligation for Data Minimisation through Anonymisation (p. 207)

Chapter III. Protecting the Patient through Purpose Limitation (p. 241)

PART 4. CONCLUDING REMARKS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE

Concluding Remarks and Recommendations for the Future (p. 339)

List of abbreviations (p. 365)

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Bibliography (p. 369)

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KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law Series

The KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law Series brings together the results of research activities of the Centre for IT & IP Law.

The central research themes of the series concern the legal and ethical aspects of information technology, innovation and intellectual property.

Each book in the series focuses on the essential developments in the current legal framework, necessitated by the rapid evolution of technology in various fields, such as government, media, health care, informatics, digital economy, banking, transport and culture. The research is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach, constantly cross-fertilising legal, technical, economic, ethical and socio-cultural perspectives.

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De KU Leuven Center for IT & IP Law Series verzamelt de resultaten van de onderzoeksactiviteiten van het Centrum voor IT & IP-recht.

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Elk boek in de reeks belicht de belangrijke ontwikkelingen in het bestaande juridische kader die noodzakelijk zijn omwille van de snelle technologische evolutie in verschillende sectoren zoals de overheid, de media, de gezondheidszorg, informatica, de digitale economie, banken, transport en cultuur.

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