Tag Archives: Data

Health plans use third-party data, but privacy issues emerge

To better target their members with customized messages, health plans are combining their claims data with non-health data, acquired through various third-party vendors. The practice is helping health plans zero in on which patients need attention and helping health plans to address their healthcare needs, say industry experts. But some people think the practice is… Read More »

Oregon may give individuals control over health data

Proposed legislation in Oregon would ban the unauthorized sale of de-identified healthcare data and enable individuals to have control over their information. Passage of The Health Information Property Act in Oregon would be a fundamental shift in intellectual property law, says Michael DePalma, founder, co-president and chief operating officer at Hu-manity.co, a data privacy firm… Read More »

Creating an Infrastructure of Health Data to Support Amazon’s Leap into Healthcare

By CLAUDIA WILLIAMS  Amazon has transformed the way we read books, shop online, host websites, do cloud computing, and watch TV. Can they apply their successes in all these other areas to healthcare? Just last week, Amazon announced Comprehend Medical, machine learning software that digitizes and processes medical records. “The process of developing clinical trials… Read More »