Tag Archives: privacy

Beyond the exam room: How data privacy builds patient trust

The provider-patient trust relationship is the cornerstone of any healthcare practice. But it doesn’t stop there. Patients entrust their lives and their intensely personal information not only to their physician, but also to an entire healthcare ecosystem: insurance providers, healthcare organizations, hospitals, specialists, labs and other third parties largely undetected to the patient but integral… Read More »

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 »