Healthcare Records Outlive Us. It’s Time to Decide What Happens to the Data Once We’re Gone
August 8, 2017
(Australian Broadcasting Co) – Death is inevitable. The creation of healthcare records about every complaint and ailment we seek treatment for is also a near-certainty. Data about patients is a vital cog in the provision of efficient health services. Our study explores what happens to those healthcare records after you die. We focus on New Zealand’s legal situation and practices, but the issue is truly a global one.