Becker's Healthcare September 29, 2023
Giles Bruce

The American Hospital Association is asking Congress to urge HHS to “immediately” rescind a rule restricting the use of third-party tracking technologies by hospitals and health systems.

HHS’ Office of Civil Rights released the rule in December after several hospitals and health systems were found to be sharing patient information with Big Tech companies via the consumer tracking tools. OCR and the Federal Trade Commission later sent letters to 66 hospitals and health systems warning them about use of the so-called pixel technology.

“This rule is flawed as a matter of law and harmful as a matter of policy,” AHA Executive Vice President Stacey Hughes wrote in the Sept. 28 letter to U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R.-La., ranking member of...

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Topics: Congress / White House, Govt Agencies, Health System / Hospital, Healthcare System, HHS, HITECH, Patient / Consumer, Privacy / Security, Provider
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