Using COVID-19 Patient Data for Research: Sizing Up Risks

April 13, 2020 Mayuri Kumar

In the effort to develop COVID-19 medical insights, some healthcare and technology firms are reportedly partnering to collect coronavirus patient information to assist government and academic researchers. But such efforts are raising significant security and privacy concerns.

Among such collaborations is an effort being spearheaded by a San Francisco-based data aggregator, Datavant, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reports that several other companies, including health IT providers Allscripts Healthcare Solutions and Change Healthcare, are part of that effort.

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