Most US Hospital Websites Track and Share Visitor Data with Third Parties, Researchers Find

A staggering percentage of US hospitals track visitor data and transmit it to third parties, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered. After selecting a representative sample of 100 non-federal US hospitals, researchers found that 96 percent of analyzed websites employed tracking technologies and shared collected data with third parties. Health privacy has long been a serious concern, understandably so, given the wealth of sensitive data embedded in medical records. If misu
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