My comment: Should patients be given open access to data from implanted devices such as pacemakers and ICDs? In a world of personalized medicine patients can titrate therir activity and diet and medication use to physiologivc parameters. But who is to blame if it doesnt go well and there is patient harm? Doctors? Device manufacturers? Patients?
The U.S. has strict privacy laws guaranteeing people access to traditional health files. But implants and other new technologies—including smartphone apps and over-the-counter monitors—are testing the very definition of medical records..