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    Testimony to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics

    Testimony to the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics Workgroup on National Health Information Infrastructure and the Workgroup on Health Statistics for the 21st CenturyBy Lee Rainie Director — Pew Internet & American Life ProjectJanuary 11, 2001 Good morning. It is an honor to be here commenting on this critically important initiative of the […]

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    Online Health Seekers Would Like the Right to Sue if their Privacy is Violated

    81% say they think they should be able to sue WASHINGTON–A survey of those who seek medical and health information online reveals that 81% would like to have the right to sue a medical company that gave away or sold information in violation of its privacy promises. The study was conducted by the Pew Internet […]

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    Study Shows That Internet Searches are Affecting Users’ Health-care Decisions

    Washington (Noon, November 26, 2000) ­ Half the people who have used the Internet to get health and medical information say this information has improved the way they take care of themselves and many report that online information has directly affected their decisions about how to treat illness and deal with their doctors, according to […]