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Information on consumer spending can provide a more complete picture than the glimpse doctors get during an office visit or through lab results 1

Private hospitals are beginning to use data brokers to get credit card info about what’s been bought, when and where, as well as the living situation in generalabout their patients.

The reasoning is that they’ll use the data to assess the likelihood that patients will come in on an emergency or if they should reach out to prevent long-term illnesses.

This surely won’t get out of hand.

Sources

  1. Businessweek (14 trackers)