Hospitals Give Tech Giants Access to Detailed Medical Records


Did you think that the HIPAA legislation protects your medical information? Actually, it provides legal access to up to 800,000 parties.

(From The Wall Street Journal)

The scope of data sharing in these and other recently reported agreements reveals a powerful new role that hospitals play—as brokers to technology companies racing into the $3 trillion health-care sector. Rapid digitization of health records and privacy laws enabling companies to swap patient data have positioned hospitals as a primary arbiter of how such sensitive data is shared.

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