Top buyers of Publicly Available State Health Databases
Above are the top 10 multi-state purchasers for 2011.
Public and private corporations top the most frequent multi-state buyers.
Jordan Robertson at Bloomberg News made records requests to 20 states for lists of who's buying publicly available health data sold by the state. Twelve states supplied data. For more, see his Bloomberg article, also available on Businessweek.
Washington State appears in all the top entries. Patients names can be matched to Washington State data (more...)
The personal data elements being bought and sold vary by state (more...)
Hundreds of organizations purchase state health databases (more...)
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