Privacy with medical records is making the news today in more ways than one. This is a good video with Dr. Deborah Peel and EPIC Marc Rotenberg President on privacy. A while back I made a post about HIPAA needing to be removed from the HHS silo so the laws and rules could be cross referenced in other places as we have more entities in healthcare today than ever. Sometimes these are companies who have never been exposed to healthcare and the rules that enter into new lines of business. Also read my commentary on how all privacy laws will absolutely fail without identifying who is selling data and what kind. The solution here is to require a license and as a bonus I say excise tax the billions they make in profits selling data. It is an epidemic. Why companies and banks can just have a free hand like the wild west selling data when we require real estate agents to be licensed to sell homes, doctors and nurses to be licensed and so on is beyond me.
Privacy Relative to Tracking Apps and Data Mining Legislation Will Fail If There is No Regulation Path Created–License and Excise Tax Data Miners & Sellers Otherwise It’s “Laws With No Balls”
There’s tons of profits out there when you look at Walgreen in 2010 making short of $800 million selling data only
Time to Take HIPAA Out of the Healthcare Silo–Needs to Be Integrated In Overall Privacy Laws Healthcare Information Is All Over The Place And Privacy Efforts Will Fail Without Real Algorithmic Levels of Regulation
You answer, would it have helped to have HIPAA rules included as a cross reference for the IRS with their latest woes?
IRS Facing Lawsuit Over HIPAA Violations Considered a Data Breach of Ten Million Records With Unauthorized Seizure
Here’s a bonus video that will help open your eyes as well about algorithms taking over the world. I have included this as so much of the data selling and moving is all done programmatically and who gets to play “God” if you will and say who moves what information and money where? This also applies in healthcare with our data…data selling and privacy has crossed the line from utility to menace as well. Time to license and tax the data sellers so we know who they are and what they are selling.
This is also a great related video and wake up and see how far the queries and models are going as companies model for profit.
Health Insurers and Others Trying to Track Junk Food Consumers Purchase–Attack of the Killer Algorithms for Corporate Profits
As I keep saying, licensing is step one so we know who they are and what kind of data they are selling and to who. Some are really liking this idea of late in the Health IT business. BD
Time Has Come to License and Tax the Data Sellers of the Web, Companies, Banks, Social Networks..Any One Making a Profit-Latest Microsoft/Google Privacy War Helping the Cause –Consumers Deserve to Know What Is Being Sold and To Who in a Searchable Format