Who owns your health data?

Big topic for a short article but here’s the skinny… you receive a scan for some legitimate reason in the course of receiving health care. Scientists and companies use your images—stripped of all personally identifying information—in the development of artificial intelligence that is able to diagnose disease. These people and companies make gobs and gobs of money. Are you owed compensation because their commercial product could not have been developed without using “your” scans? This is somewhat different—it could be argued—than the famous case of Henrietta Lacks, whose live cells were used and commercialized. (By the way, she also got no money.) These are just scans. Ones and zeros, right? Here is a more complete report from NPR, with modern-day cases. Let InsightCity know what you think in this week’s FastPoll™.