Fight for your health data rights
In this Forbes article, you'll learn about:
- How is health data being collected
" With the wealth of data companies can aggregate from their consumer bases, they can conduct research into both health and marketing phenomena. They can build consumer profiles using users’ health data the same way they might with their internet search history. "
- Health data regulations and protection
" While HIPAA is an important component of patient privacy, I think it’s also a piece of the current healthcare infrastructure that makes consumer health data ownership a challenge. What’s more, health information transmitted via a third-party app often loses its HIPAA protection. "
- What's needed from business leadership
" For business leaders who want to start making a difference, make sure that data gathering is not automatic. For any kind of data collection, there should be an explicit opt-in, and you should describe what you are collecting, getting people to agree to specific items as opposed to collecting all data. "