Why Big Tech wants to access your medical records

No surprise that this is happening.

And no surprise why people feel less inclined to share with their doctors any true information about their medical status (think VA).

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Alma
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Alma

Can’t scape big tech and big pharma, they work in conjunction to control the little people.

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Invent a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.

Dr. Eowyn
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So much for our medical privacy, mandated by law — HIPAA: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

William
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William

HIPAA was supposed to safeguard personal medical data but it was really all for show and it is a paperwork nightmare for providers. Where I worked we went from paper records to a digital Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and transcribing the paper record into the EMR was immensely time-consuming. It was also unpaid for me as I was a fee-for-service clinician, I only was paid for meeting with clients. Whenever we needed to talk to another provider about a client, the client had to sign a release of information (ROI). And they were event-specific so every time we talked to… Read more »

William
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William

Hmm, Xealth. Seattle-based. The name evokes images of a cold indifferent AI mastercomputer. It’s used to “grow businesses”. Not exactly warm and fuzzy. When I was a kid our doctor used to come to the house, carrying his bag. But things have changed

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Yea, that was back when people used to universally trusted their doctors . . . . today–not so much!

Arche N.
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Arche N.

According to a posting on TheStreet.com, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google’s Project Nightingale teamed with hospital giant Ascension to secretly gather medical records on millions of patients across the country (in some 21 states, IIRC). Fait accompli.

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Arche . . . This is exactly the kind of news that should have people scared spitless. It is an outrage that our privacy is being trampled right and left!

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

DCG . . . This article is fabulous. I find it rather frightening, and I certainly agree, the fact that today’s storage of our medical records which allows other’s to delve into our personal information. I rather doubt that the “encryption” being used will actually help to keep our private information private on a long term basis.

TrailDust
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That is dark. I wouldn’t trust any of them on any level. Amazon and Apple have earned our distrust.

Reuben G.
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Reuben G.

I go to walk in clinic and pay cash and give as little info as possible.