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Physician Practice Roundup—Technology companies selling doctors information about patients

Nov 01, 2018 - FierceHealthcare
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Doctors that want more information about their patients—from whether they buy healthy food to whether they own a dog—now have that type of dataavailable.

A small but fast-growing number of technology companies are selling healthcare providers detailed analyses of their patients, according to a report in Politico. The information can include patients' criminal records, online purchasing histories, retail loyalty programs and voter registration data.

While the information may drive...