How Technology Is Introducing New Twists Into Health Privacy Protections
The Wall Street Journal: Heart Gadgets Test Privacy-Law Limits
The U.S. has strict privacy laws guaranteeing people access to traditional health files. But implants and other new technologies—including smartphone apps and over-the-counter monitors—are testing the very definition of medical records. Medtronic says federal rules prohibit giving Ms. Hubbard's data to anyone but her doctor and hospital (Marcus and Weaver, 11/28).