Becker's Healthcare April 15, 2024
Naomi Diaz

EHR vendor Epic Systems told customers in a notice that it is cutting off data access to a startup called Particle Health, alleging that the company has been misusing patient data, CNBC reported April 12.

In a notice sent to customers April 11, Epic said that Particle was using patient data in an “unauthorized and unethical” manner unrelated to medical treatment. According to the article, this move impedes Particle’s access to its systems, which contain more than 300 million patient records.

Particle serves as a middleman, facilitating data access between Epic and organizations like hospitals and clinics.

CNBC reported that patient data, protected by HIPAA, requires consent for third-party access. Epic’s EHR can be accessed through Carequality, facilitating more...

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