Hopeful and Concerned: Public Input on Building a Trustworthy Medical Information Commons

Patricia A. Deverka, Dierdre Gilmore, Jennifer Richmond, Zachary Smith, Rikki Mangrum, Barbara A. Koenig, Robert Cook-Deegan, Angela G. Villanueva, Mary A. Majumder, Amy L. McGuire

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A medical information commons (MIC) is a networked data environment utilized for research and clinical applications. At three deliberations across the U.S., we engaged 75 adults in two-day facilitated discussions on the ethical and social issues inherent to sharing data with an MIC. Deliberants made recommendations regarding opt-in consent, transparent data policies, public representation on MIC governing boards, and strict data security and privacy protection. Community engagement is critical to earning the public's trust.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-87
Number of pages18
JournalThe Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy

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