Thursday, June 26, 2014

Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her - Businessweek

Benevolent + creepy?...

"You may soon get a call from your doctor if you’ve let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores.

That’s because some hospitals are starting to use detailed consumer data to create profiles on current and potential patients to identify those most likely to get sick, so the hospitals can intervene before they do."
Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her - Businessweek
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