Media Post: Google to analyze millions of healthcare records, demonstrates intentions for Fitbit data

by | Nov 13, 2019

HealthChampion’s CEO, Terrence M. Ryan, shared his thoughts on Google’s partnership with Ascension in a recent MediaPost article. Here’s what Terry had to say:

Terry Ryan, CEO and founder of HealthChampion, a health data management platform that already pulls in information from wearables, apps, medical devices, healthcare providers, said the “P” in the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) stands for portability, not privacy. The startup helps consumers access and control their health data.

Ryan, in a conversation with Search Marketing Daily, said he believes Google will allow those who wear the devices to opt-out of allowing Google to use the data Fitbit collects and not share it with third-party vendors.

HealthChampion has agreements with 16 major companies that feed data from more than 1,200 devices to its production app that consumers can download. The consumer decides which types of data will be used and which devices can access their health data. The consumers identify who — and which organization — can see the data.

Ryan said the company is now signing its first set of business subscriptions with health care providers such as a hospital and doctors group.

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