Hospitals have partnered with several technology giants, including Microsoft, IBM, Google and Amazon and handed over valuable and identifiable patient information in data deals, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Digital health is having a moment as a healthcare subsector, reaping in billions in funding over the last several years, but its broad definition is bringing some confusion to its cause, according to a CNBC report.
Mayo Clinic, the Rochester, Minn.-based nonprofit healthcare organization, has launched the Clinical Data Analytics Platform that will use deidentified data and scientific literature to improve patient health.
Several major technology companies have come under scrutiny for being granted access to some patient health data to develop new technologies and tools, but Americans may be more open to sharing their information in the name of innovation for specific purposes.
Partners Healthcare, an integrated healthcare system founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, has launched a five-year, $100 million digital health initiative to provide a number of new services for patients and boost digital innovation.