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Is a good diagnosis possible without revealing your medical secrets?

New cryptographic techniques allow patients to get personalized health care yet never divulge their medical secrets to anyone—even their doctors.
Image of a doctor showing a patient something on a digital tablet.
Cryptography techniques could improve the privacy of the health information that patients share with their doctor.| iStock/BongkarnThanyakij

On this episode of Stanford Engineering’s The Future of Everything podcast, Stanford bioengineer Jan Liphardt talks about the challenge of getting good medical recommendations and diagnoses while guaranteeing that a patient’s health secrets remain private.

Computing on encrypted data is the way, he says. Tune in as health data expert Liphardt and host Russ Altman discuss the future of health privacy.

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