Your Medical Devices Are Not Keeping Your Health Data to Themselves

Your Medical Devices Are Not Keeping Your Health Data to Themselves By Derek Kravitz and Marshall Allen CPAP units, heart monitors, blood glucose meters and lifestyle apps generate information that can be used in ways patients don’t necessarily expect. It can be sold for advertising or even shared with insurers, who may use it to deny reimbursement. Medical devices are gathering more and more data from their users, whether it’s their heart rates, sleep patterns or the number of steps taken in a day. Insurers and medical device makers say…

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