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Should Employers Know You’re on Birth Control? Wellness Data Raises Concerns

September 8, 2016

(Dallas Morning News) – It may be time to take a step back and reevaluate how U.S. companies are using big-data gathered in employee wellness and other healthcare analytics programs, researchers from Houston say. Employers have more frequently been contracting with analytics firms that use data to encourage healthy behaviors and to project future health care costs in employer-sponsored health plans. But ethics and health policy researchers question the impact on  employee privacy.

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