Bloomberg Law
Jan. 29, 2019, 10:46 AM

How Can Patients Make Money Off Their Medical Data?

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
Staff Correspondent

Building a way for people to sell their personal medical data would help researchers create a rich database that helps solve health problems. The big catch is if it’s even possible to build such a system, and who would buy into it.

Data can help researchers and companies get valuable insights when developing therapies for cancer patients, for example. And more people means richer data. One hurdle to creating an exchange system for people to willingly contribute information is how much those individual data are worth and how that value is determined.

“What health data is worth is something ...

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