Whose Data Is It Anyway? | The Health Care Blog

Wow, electronic medical record vendors claim ownership of all of the data entered into their systems. It’s like if everything you wrote in Microsoft Word was owned by Microsoft [1]. I have heard of some of the big EMR companies creating ‘exchanges’ where they aggregate data from various hospitals for research. At the time, I thought that was strange and curious how they were able to do it with HIPAA. This is how.

  1. Google claimed similar ownership over data and files when it launched Google Drive. People were not happy at the time, but nobody talks about it anymore.  ↩