Who’s Buying Your Medical Records
Bloomberg News made records requests to each of the 20 most-populous states for lists of who's buying their hospital-discharge data. Twelve states supplied the data. Public and private corporations were the most frequent multi-state health profiles buyers. Below are the top purchasers of medical data in 2011, ranked by number of states that purchasers bought from. Rollover the purchasing organization’s name for more information.
*Due to mixed records, some totals also include Washington State purchases in 2012 and California purchases in 2009-2010.
SOURCES: Individual state records, Bloomberg research, theDataMap.org