February 7, 2023
Health IT
  • A bipartisan group of senators requested that three telehealth providers provide a list of all third-party platforms they’ve shared user information with over the past three years, along with details about what types of user information they shared. The letters – sent to Monument, Workit Health, and Cerebral – follow an investigation by STAT and The Markup which found dozens of telehealth companies sharing patient data with Facebook, Google, and other major advertising platforms. Senators Amy Klobuchar, Susan Collins, Maria Cantwell, and Cynthia Lummis warned the companies that sharing information could lead to patients being targeted by advertisements for services that “may be unnecessary or potentially harmful physically, psychologically, or emotionally.” (Article here)