hosts a popular website. The New York-based company reportedly uses hospital
data to counsel had 110 million monthly corporations and insurers on trends in health
markets, not for advertising, said spokeswoman Kate Hahn. Advertising brought
in 83 percent of WebMD's $469.9 million in sales last year.
WebMD Health Corp. purchases statewide
personal hospital discharge data
from at least 8 states: AZ, CA, IL, MD, NJ, NY, PA, TN, and WA
[Source, June 2013]
The purchased data does not contain the person's name, but it is possible to match some people by name
The Personal Genome Project is an example of an online website that allows
you to share your medical and genomic information
with the public, once you are registered and qualified. Public profiles do not bear
the person's name, but people can often be re-identified by the fields of information
commonly found there (date or birth, gender, 5-digit ZIP).