The coming fight over who controls digital health data

Spending for consumer digital healthcare companies is set to explode in the next few years; the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is currently reviewing the requirements for data sharing with the Department of Health and Human Services, and their initiatives will unlock a wave of data access never before seen in…

How to Lock Down Your Health and Fitness Data

Apps like FitBit and Apple Health collect some of the most sensitive data you have. Here’s how to control what they can see, and what they can do with it. file cabinets open files visible DOES THE END REALLY JUSTIFY THE MEANS THE MEANS IN ALL CASES Whether you’re a Fitbit user worried about Google’s…

Google Is Slurping Up Health Data—and It Looks Totally Legal

Tech giants can access all of your personal medical details under existing health privacy laws. The question is how else that data might get used. Last week, when Google gobbled up Fitbit in a $2.1 billion acquisition, the talk was mostly about what the company would do with all that wrist-jingling and power-walking data. It’s…

Google Health Data Project Under Scrutiny

Google is collecting the health data of millions of Americans in partnership with a big health care system. The project is raising questions about patient privacy. TRANSCRIPT DAVID GREENE, HOST: So what are tech companies doing with your data? Google is handling the medical records of millions of Americans as part of a big push…

Will Google get away with grabbing 50m Americans’ health records?

Google’s reputation has remained relatively unscathed despite behaviors similar to Facebook’s. This could be the tipping point Few things are certain in the American healthcare system – except for the paperwork. The tedious ritual of signing forms authorizing new providers to access our medical history is the result of a rarity for Americans: thanks to…

Google Denies It’s Misusing Health Data as HHS Starts Inquiry

Google’s top health and cloud executives said the company isn’t misusing health data from one of the biggest U.S. health-care providers, pushing back against news reports that have triggered criticism from lawmakers and prompted a federal inquiry. DOES THE END REALLY JUSTIFY THE MEANS IN ALL CASES Google employees only have access to patient information…

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry

Big tech giants have their eyes on the $3.5 trillion US healthcare industry. As healthcare costs keep rising for Americans, tech companies are betting they can have a part in fixing the broken pieces of the industry. Here’s how tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are building out their healthcare strategies. Visit BI Prime…