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From Politico:

"Two Democratic senators are concerned that Amazon’s virtual care platform is 'harvesting' patient health data.

"In a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy … Sens. Peter Welch of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts point to recent reporting in the Washington Post that Amazon Clinic requires patients to sign a form that gives the company 'complete' access to their consumer health information.

"By signing, customers authorize Amazon to share their data and acknowledge that it’s not protected by HIPAA, the federal health privacy law … The senators want Amazon to provide a sample contract with any third-party providers that give care to Amazon Clinic enrollees, disclose what data it shares and if and how it’s used to sell Amazon products or services."

KC's View:

I think most of us would agree that, in the words of the Welch-Warren letter, "Amazon Clinic customers deserve to fully understand why Amazon is collecting their health care data and what the company is doing with it."

The whole issue of health privacy is one that I suspect that we'll all be grappling with.  I've been interested in this new commercial that Apple has been running: