In it, Hodge discusses the rapid, numerous exchanges of electronic health data, which are far removed from the paper-based disclosures of health information through the doctor-patient relationship and contribute to heightened individual concerns about the privacy of identifiable health data.
"Technology responsibly guided by law offers the promise of privacy for all identifiable health data," Hodge wrote. "Absent adequate legal protections, however, the future of health data as a commodity may end just as Wall Street has in the last several years: with a crash."
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Through scholarly and applied work, Hodge delves into multiple areas of public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. He teaches Health Law, Ethics, and Policy, Public Health Law and Ethics, and Global Health Law and Policy at the College of Law.