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Hospitals In The US Are Using Credit Card Data To Predict People’s Health

Hospitals In The US Are Using Credit Card Data To Predict People’s Health

So, this sounds creepy: Some US hospitals are identifying high-risk patients by buying loads of consumer data (i.e. credit card purchases, store loyalty programs, etc.) and plugging it into algorithms so they can step in before the customer gets sick. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, it’s currently being used by Carolinas…