Comments to the FTC on Patient-generated Health Data

Daniel Castro June 9, 2014
June 9, 2014

The Center for Data Innovation, an affiliated research center of ITIF, argued in comments filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today that given the wealth of public benefits that may be possible from the use and analysis of patient-generated health data, policymakers should be cautious about imposing broad, unnecessary regulations on the data applications or information generated. Instead, they should work to close the specific gaps in current law that have arisen due to the rise of patient-generated health data, while also identifying opportunities to promote data sharing and utilization for the public good.