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The Value of Our Health Data

Immediately upon joining Ciitizen as director of marketing and communications, I had a lot of homework to do. I understood the mission: to help sick patients, particularly those battling cancer, obtain and share their health data. I understood the point: the advance of precision medicine and modern care is dependent...

My Sister Tania

In April of 2014, my kid sister Tania went to the hospital complaining of pain in her breast. Her record shows that she described symptoms typically considered red flags for a tumor. She felt a hard mass in her left breast weeks before making this appointment. She claims the coloration...

The Birth of Ciitizenship

Believe it or not, our de-identified health data has probably been bought and sold several times without our knowledge. Yet, getting a personal copy for our own use is like pulling teeth. Our records seem to be readily available when a large research company writes the hospital a check, but...