HHS Reinforces Warnings to Hospital Systems and Telehealth Providers about Privacy and Security Risks from Online Tracking Technologies

Published: 09/05/2023

  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published joint letters that were sent in July 2023 to approximately 130 hospital systems and telehealth providers emphasizing risks and concerns about the use of online tracking technologies, such as the Meta/Facebook pixel and Google Analytics. See the StayAlert! Notice published on July 21, 2023 for a detailed review of those letters.

OCR also highlighted these conce

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