Workplace Wellness Programs Prompt Health Privacy Concerns

Individuals participating in employer-sponsored wellness programs frequently are giving their employers access to their health data, via fitness trackers, under the assumption that they are doing so with HIPAA protections in place. But privacy experts worry that wellness data will be used against employees.

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Data Sharing Benefits Outweigh Risks for Clinical Trial Participants

Despite mistrust in pharmaceutical companies and recent high-profile data breaches at hospitals and insurance companies, people who have participated in clinical trials overwhelmingly support the sharing of their data, a new study finds.

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Senate Committee Introduces Legislation to Fight Opioid Abuse

The Opioid Response Act of 2018 calls for boosting funding to state-based substance abuse registries and other data sharing tools to reduce prescription opioid abuse.

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Facebook, Hospitals Explored Data Sharing Project

Facebook recently hit the pause button on a secret data-sharing plan with top hospitals in light of reports that 87 million Facebook users’ data was compromised by political research firm Cambridge Analytica.

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