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Nearly all hospital web sites share data with one or more third parties: Study

Posted On: Apr. 4, 2023 10:02 AM CST

Nearly all nonfederal acute care hospitals’ websites track and transfer data to a third party, potentially fueling the unwanted disclosures of patients’ sensitive health information and opening that hospital to legal liability, according to a recently published University of Pennsylvania analysis, reports Fierce Healthcare. The census of more than 3,700 hospital homepages found at least one third-party data transfer among 98.6% of the websites as well as at least one third-party cookie on 94.3%, researchers wrote in Health Affairs.