November 26, 2000

The Online Health Care Revolution


The Health Privacy Project

The Pew Internet & American Life Project worked closely with Georgetown University’s Health Privacy Project on this report. HPP Director Janlori Goldman and Senior Policy Analyst Zoe Hudson were very helpful in the drafting of several survey questionnaires and the analysis of the results. The sections of this report that deal with privacy issues were written with their assistance.

Our two projects will also issue a joint report in the coming months that will assess the implications for the Internet health community – both consumers and companies – of the health-privacy rules that will soon be issued by the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

The Health Privacy Project is located at:

The Institute for Health Care Research and Policy
2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 525
Washington, D.C. 20007