When Microsoft launched its HealthVault PHR (Patient Health Record) system, a strange bedfellow turned up at the hotel. The Patient Privacy Rights organization and its leader Dr. Deborah C. Peel had been warning against electronic health records for years, but suddenly the organization was cozy with Microsoft, and promoting HealthVault. The video was sponsored by Healthcare IT Transition Group, an industry thinktank that found the relationship interesting, to say the least.

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