More on Practice Fusion

Was looking again at Practice Fusion and heard from a colleague who told me to look closer at the license agreement. I did look closer and found the following ;

5. De-Identified Information. In consideration of our provision of the Services, you hereby transfer and assign to us all right, title and interest in and to all De-Identified Information that we make from Your Health Information pursuant to Section 4.1.4. You agree that we may use, disclose, market, license and sell such De-Identified Information for any purpose without restriction, and that you have no interest in such information, or in the proceeds of any sale, license, or other commercialization thereof. You acknowledge that the rights conferred by this section are the principal consideration for the provision of the Services, without which we would not enter into this Agreement.

6. Providing Physician Data to Payers. Without limiting the provisions of Section 5, you agree that we may provide De-Identified Information concerning your practice to any medical group, independent practice association of physicians, health plan or other organization with which you have a contract to provide medical services, or to whose members or enrollees you provide medical services. Such information may identify you, but will not identify any individual to whom you provide services. Such information may include (without limitation) aggregate data concerning your patients, diagnoses, procedures, order and the like.

So, they can sell your data? Hmmm, not sure I can live with that. What do you think?

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2 thoughts on “More on Practice Fusion

  1. Sam Riley April 14, 2010 / 7:37 pm

    Adrian – Emdeon, the largest claims clearinghouse in the world (formerly owned by WedMD) has sold de-identified data and has for over a decade. And your company, Brown and Toland sends the majority of its patient claims through Emdeon.

    Can you (Brown and Toland) live with your business partner selling your de-identified patient data?

  2. K. Patel April 8, 2011 / 11:35 am

    Absolutely not. this is bullshit. I understand EHR vendor rights, but guess what, my patients, their data. Either you give me a slice of whats being made, or don’t sell my data. Practice Fusion will be sued sometime soon i am sure.

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