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Facebook Is Receiving Sensitive Medical Information from Hospital Websites

An investigative article finds that the websites of 33 of Newsweek’s top 100 US hospitals send Facebook the IP address of people who schedule an appointment online, potentially violating HIPAA in sharing personally identifiable health information with third parties without patient consent.

Epic Announces Plan to Join TEFCA, Champion Next Step in Evolution Toward Universal Interoperability

Epic will apply later this year to join the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement health information exchange network as an inaugural Qualified Health Information Network.

Digital Health to Acquire VSee Labs and IDoc Telehealth Solutions with New Entity Valued at Approximately $110 Million

SPAC Digital Health Acquisition Corp. will acquire telehealth software vendor VSee Labs and neurocritical and intensive care-focused telemedicine vendor IDoc Telehealth Solutions for $110 million.

Flexpa sows $8.5M seed for health data sharing

Health data-sharing startup Flexpa, which has focused its services on payers, app developers, and patients, raises $8.5 million in seed funding.

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  1. Unfortunately, I can't disagree with anything you wrote. It is important that they get this right for so many reasons,…

  2. Going out on a limb here. Wouldn't Oracle's (apparent) interoperability strategy, have a better chance of success, than the VA's?…

  3. Dr Jayne is noticing one of the more egregious but trivial instance of bad behavior by allegedly non-profit organizations. I…

  4. To expand on this a bit. The Vista data are unique to Vista, there are 16(?) different VISN (grouped systems)…

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