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What Will 2013 Bring in Privacy/Insurance Issues? (Part II)

Posted in 2013 Issues, Cloud Computing, Insurance

Last week we looked at three issues we believe will be prominent in 2013: consequences of Hurricane Sandy, cyber terrorism and federal legislation.  In Part II of our analysis, we look at an additional issue we expect to be important in 2013: The Cloud.    One commentator described the cloud’s development path as entering its “teenage” years in 2013.  This seems about right. … Continue Reading

Privacy of Pharmaceutical Records Challenged

Posted in Breach Notification Laws, Cloud Computing, Coverage, Cyber Breach, Health Records Privacy, HIPPA, Insurance, Privacy, Privacy Legislation, Reinsurance

When a pharmacy fills a prescription, it records the drug, dosage, prescribing physician, age and gender of the patient.  The pharmacy sells this information to “data miners” who compile reports about the physician’s prescription habits.  The data miners then sell their research to pharmaceutical companies, who use the data for target marketing to doctors most likely to… Continue Reading