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Patient Privacy Concerns May Complicate Amazon Health-Care Initiative

Publisher: Bloomberg BNA's Health IT Law & Industry Report
February 2, 2018

Eric Fader was quoted in an article, "Patient Privacy Concerns May Complicate Amazon Health-Care Initiative," published in Bloomberg BNA's Health IT Law & Industry Report. Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have announced that they are working together to change how health-care services are provided to their combined 1 million U.S. employees. The initiative will likely involve forming a new company to provide or arrange for health-insurance coverage for the three companies' employees, Fader said. HIPAA privacy and security rules will restrict how the initiative is structured but should not prevent implementation, according to the article. "The biggest impact of this alliance will probably be as a model for similar initiatives by combinations of other large companies, and it's possible that we'll see Amazon add some new technological spin to what's being offered," Fader told Bloomberg BNA.


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