HIPAA hinders healthcare big data collection, report says

The Bipartisan Policy Center report says HIPAA “may inhibit information sharing unnecessarily”

Big Data has become an important tool in the decision-making process in many industries —including the legal industry — for good reason. Numbers-based decision-making gives businesses another way to vault ahead of the competition, spotting trends and identifying problems before they become more readily apparent to the general public.

So why, then, are some healthcare companies slow to dive into Big Data’s warm embrace? According to one study, it’s because Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy rules impede the use of Big Data to improve patient care.

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Zach Warren

Zach Warren is Assistant Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, where he oversees online content submissions and administers InsideCounsel's enewsletters. Zach specializes in new media and multimedia...

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