As I am now working in the public hospital, the data of patient is the one of the most important thing that we need to concerns. Many consent form have been created for ask approval on sharing patient’s information or any data even sharing within the hospital.
I would say that share or not share depends on the purpose of using that data or information
1. Data sharing by patient request or relative request; this kind of requisition is very sensitive on data sharing. we have to make sure that we got approval from the owner of the data or information before sharing by getting consent from them. And, we have to beware that the shared data or information is only the approved one and approved recipient.
2. Data sharing for improving healthcare services within hospital or state. All of the patient’s information is valuable for improving hospital services or even the improving of the country’s healthcare system. This kind of data sharing can be done and might not be need consent from the owner of the data or information. But the important thing is all of patient identification or any data that can refer to the owner of the data must be blinded