An App to Cause Privacy Concerns
November 30, 2018
(Managed Care Magazine) – Technology mines patients’ electronic medical records and directs them to Amazon to shop for medical devices. HIPPA, enacted in 1996, wasn’t constructed to deal with this. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) today reports on a new development in health care in which doctors, using an app within electronic medical records, can direct patients to Amazon to buy such things as slings and blood pressure cuffs.