Tech Giants Granted Access From Hospitals To View Medical Records

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Hospitals are granting tech giants access to millions of medical records.

Hospitals are granting tech giants access to millions of medical records, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Microsoft Corp., International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), and Amazon.com Inc. are a few of the names that have been given access to patient information in deals that allow them to view millions of health records from hospitals.

The health-care sector is currently valued at $3 trillion and tech giants have been eager to break-in. Hospitals have emerged as massive data brokers taking bids from trillion-dollar technology companies for access to their data.

Microsoft recently reached a deal with Providence that gave it access to data from over 20 million patients annually. IBM reached a deal with Brigham and Women's Hospital, which allows the hospital to share data upon request.

Hospitals are granting tech giants access to millions of medical records.

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