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States Selling, Sharing Risky Personal Health Data
Health Data Management

Nearly all states collect hospital discharge data with 33 states selling or sharing de-identified information–not covered under HIPAA.

That raises concerns that the hospitals are turning over data potentially vulnerable to re-identification, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

De-identified information is generally defined under the HIPAA Privacy Rule as information that does not identify an individual and for which there is no reasonable basis to believe an individual can be identified from it.