January 2018 report about cybersecurity in healthcare: https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/prlclcybersecurity_in?w=12
How much longer are we going to put up with this invasion? Here's the list of the companies MENTIONED in the report. (I say "mentioned" because God only knows where else our healthcare information is going.)
Given what we know, it would be extremely naive to believe our information is being shared -not only between most companies involved in the healthcare industry, but also with their "partners." My health data belongs at my physician's office and insurance company PERIOD unless I sign a release for it to be shared elsewhere. PERIOD. My prescription information (and ONLY that) belongs at the LOCAL branch of my pharmacy. PERIOD. There's legislation pending to allow, I believe, opioid prescriptions, to be shared between the states. This isn't because they care about helping the small percentage of people pill-shopping across state lines - It's because they're looking for ANY excuse to data-mine. We need to cut this off at the knees.
ALL information-sharing needs to be OPT-IN. No sharing PERIOD without our consent and only to those parties for which we provide specific consent. Enough of this "we may share your information with our partners and other third parties" crap. Using third-parties, subcontractors, etc. is a way for them to get away with bad behavior - not unlike the way subcontracted military have nowhere near the accountability required of the "real" military.
The more sharing they do, the less secure the information becomes, necessitating even more security that WE ultimately pay for - in loss of privacy AND dollars. It's a never-ending spiral and a huge racket.
It's even more irritating that the same companies who fail to safeguard our data are repeatedly awarded multimillion-dollar contracts. This is beyond stupid!
I won't even get started on the mistakes and incorrect diagnoses in patient charts that are perpetuated by all this sharing.
Excuse the rant - and the long list (I started editing it, but gave up because it was too long. Decided it illustrated my point.) We need to stop giving these bloated, inept, and often corrupt companies our "lives." DEMAND opt-in information-sharing only, please!
406 Ventures 21st Century Oncology 3eTI 3i International 4SEC Group 500 Startups 7Safe 83North (formerly Greylock IL) A10 Networks Abbott ABCD Pediatrics Absolute Acalvio Technologies Accel Partners Accenture Access Venture Partners Accomplice Accuvant ActiveCanopy ACTIVECYBER Adams Street Partners Adara Ventures Adobe ADT Cybersecurity formerly DATASHIELD) AECOM Aesthetic Dentistry, New York, US Agari AGC Networks Agio AirWatch Airway Oxygen Akamai AlertEnterprise AlienVault AllClear ID Allegis Capital Alphaserve Technologies Alpine Security Alsop Louie Partners Alvarado Hospital Medical Center Amazon AME Cloud Ventures America One Technologies AmericaTech Amerigroup Amplify Partners Anomali Anthem AOL AppDynamics Appthority Arbor Networks ArcSight Area 1 Security Argus Cyber Security Aristos Ventures Arkansas Oral & Facial Surgery Center Armolon Armor Arrow Electronics Arsenal Venture Partners Arthur Ventures Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company) Arxan Ascent Venture Partners Ashley Madison Aspect Security Aspect Ventures AT&T Athens Orthopedic Clinic Atlas Venture Atos Atredis Partners Attivo Networks August Capital Augusta University Medical Center Aurionpro Auth0 Auxilio Avast Software Avata Intelligence (formerly Armorway) AV-Comparatives Avecto AVG Axiad IDS AXON Connected AxonAI (formerly AXON Ghost Sentinel) Axway BAE Systems Bain Capital Ventures Baltimore Angels Banner Health Barracuda Networks Barrier1 Systems Baseline Ventures Battelle Battery Ventures Bayer Bayshore Networks Beckton Dickinson Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) Bessemer Venture Partners BeyondTrust BIO-key International Bitfinex Bitglass BitSight Black Duck Software Black Sheep Capital BlackBerry BlackRidge Technology Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Fund BlackstoneOne Bloomberg Beta Blu Venture Investors Blue Coat Systems BlueCat BlueChilli Blueliv Blumberg Capital BlumShapiro BluVector Bomgar Bon Secours Health System Booz Allen Hamilton BostInno Box Bradford Networks Breach Intelligence BRM Capital Broadcom Bromium Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center BT Group Buckhead Investment Partners Built in LA Bupa Global ByteGrid CA Technologies Cain Capital California Correctional Health Care Services Calyptix Security Capital One Growth Ventures CapitalG (formerly Google Capital) Carbon Black CareMore Catbird Category 5 Consulting CDW CensorNet Center of Innovative Technology Central Ohio Urology Group Centrify Centripetal Networks CenturyLink Charles River Ventures Check Point Software Technologies Chertoff Group Chino Valley Medical Center Cicada Innovations Cimcor CIPHER CipherCloud CipherTrust Cisco Citi Ventures CITIC Telecom CPC Citrix Clear Venture Partners Clearwater Compliance Cleveland Medical Associates Cloud Harmonics Cloudera CloudLink CloudLock CME Ventures CNBC Coalfire Coaxis International Code Dx Cognosante Commonwealth Health Corporation Community Health Plan of Washington Community Mercy Health Partners Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT CSAIL) Conduent Confer Technologies Conjur ConnectWise Content Security Context Information Security Contextual Security Continental Core Capital Partners Core Security Corero Network Security CORL Technologies Cornell University Correlation Ventures Cowboy Ventures Cray Critical Informatics CRN Croghan Investments Crosscheck Networks Crosslink Capital CrowdStrike Crowe Horwath Crypta Labs Cryptzone CSC Digital Brand Services CSRA Cyber Rescue Alliance Cyber Toa CyberArk Cybereason Cyberinc Cyberlytic Cybersafe Solutions CyberSurance CyberWire CyberX Cybraics Cybric Cygilant (formerly EiQ Networks) Cylance Cylera CynergisTek Cytellix Cyveillance DAG Ventures Dailymotion Darktrace DataArt Dataguise DataMotion Datto DB Networks DearBytes Dell Deloitte Delta ID Delta Risk Delta-v Capital Demisto Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners Device Authority DeviceLock DFJ DFLabs Diamond Institute for Infertility and Menopause DigiCert Digital Defense Digital Guardian DLT Solutions DMC Investments DomainTools Dragos Draper Nexus Dropbox Druva Duo Security DXC Technology East Seattle Partners ebay EDB Investments EdgeWave Edgile Eight Roads Eileses Capital Elliott Management Emerald Compliance Solutions (Emerald Cybersecurity) Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield ENCODE Endgame Engineering Capital enSilo Envision Ventures EPIC Ventures Epsilon eSentire ESET e-Share (formerly nCrypted Cloud) ESXi Evergreen Coast Capital Evolution Equity Partners Exabeam Excellus Health Plan Exclusive Ventures EXELERYS Exostar ExtraHop Extreme Networks EY Facebook Fairhaven Capital Family Tree Health Clinic Farsight Security Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)Fenwick & West ff Venture Capital Fidelis Cybersecurity Fine Tec Fingerprint Cards FireBlade FireEye Fireglass FireMon First Round Capital FishNet Security Fishtech Labs Flashpoint Flint Capital Forbes Forcepoint ForeScout Foresite ForgeRock Fortinet Fortscale Forum Systems Foundation Capital Founders Circle Foundstone Fox Technologies F-Prime Capital Partners FriendFinder Networks FSE Group Future Com Future Fund G20 Ventures Gemalto Genacast Ventures General Catalyst General Dynamics Information Technology Geodesic Capital GeoLang Georgian Partners GGV Capital Giacom Gigamon GigaTrust Github Glasswall Solutions GlenRock Glilot Capital Globalscape GlobalSign Goldman Sachs Google Granite Hill Capital Partners Great Place to Work GreatHorn Green Visor Capital Greenfield Capital Partners GreyCastle Security Greycroft Partners Greylock Partners Grotech Ventures GuardiCore Guidance Software Gurucul GV (formerly Google Ventures) HackerOne Harrisburg Gastroenterology harvest.ai Hasso Plattner Ventures HCI Group Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance HealthNow Networks Heartland Payment Systems Help AG Heritage Valley Health System Herjavec Group Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Hexadite HID Global High Country Venture Highland Capital Partners Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center HonorTech Hoxton Ventures HumanFirewalls Hypori IA Ventures IBM iboss Icon Ventures ICONIQ Capital iCyber-Security ID Agent ID Experts IDG Ventures Ignition Partners IID Illusive Networks ImageWare Systems Immersive Imperva Imprivata Index Ventures Indiana Cancer Agency Industrial Control System-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC) Infoblox InfoGuard Informatica Information Management Resources (IMRI) Information Technology Partners Ingram Micro Innovation Endeavors In-Q-Tel (IQT) Insight Venture Partners InstantScale Ventures Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) Insurance Australia Group (IAG) Integrated Technical Solutions (ITS) Intel Internet2 Intersec Worldwide Interset intiGrow Intralinks Intrust IT IntSights Invincea Invoke Capital Invotas Ionic Security iSIGHT Partners i-Sprint Innovations iT-CUBE SYSTEMS ITEGRITI Ivanti iWelcome Ixia Jackson Square Ventures Jackson Square Ventures (formerly Sigma West) JMP Securities Johnson & Johnson JohnsTek JPMorgan Chase Jump Capital Juniper Networks K2 Intelligence K9 Ventures Kaiser Permanente Ventures Kaleida Health Kansas Heart Hospital Kaspersky Lab Keck Medicine of USC KHIPU Networks Khosla Ventures King's Daughters' Health (KDH) KKR Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers KPMG Kroll Kyrus Tech Lancope Lastline Left Bank Pediatric Clinic LEONI Leslie Ventures Level 3 Communications Level Nine Group Liaison Technologies Liberty Venture Partners Lidera Network Lieberman Software LIFARS LifeLock LightCyber Lightspeed Venture Partners LinkedIn Location Labs Lockheed Martin LogRhythm Logsign London Digital Security Centre Long River Ventures LookingGlass Cyber Solutions Lookout Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Covertix Lukas Hospital Macnica Ventures MainNerve Malformity Labs Malwarebytes Mandiant Maple Leaf Partners March Capital Partners Marin Healthcare District Matrix Partners Maxfield Capital Mayfield Clinic McAfee MCO Global Med Center Health MedCrypt Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants Medicare Meditology Services MedSec MedStar Health MegaPath Menlo Security Merck Meritech Capital Partners Methodist Hospital, Kentucky, US Metropolitan Urology Group Micro Focus Microsoft Mid-Michigan Physicians Imaging Center Milton Security Group Mimecast Mirin Capital Mirox Cyber Security & Technology MobileIron Mobileye Molina Healthcare Morphick Mosley Ventures Myspace Nasdaq National Health Service (NHS) Niara National Health-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) NC4 NCC Group NEC Networks & System Integration Corporation (NESIC) Neotec Nervana Systems Netcraft netForensics Netizen NETSCOUT Netskope NetWorks Group Netwrix New Enterprise Associates New Jersey Spine Center New York Life Insurance Newkirk Products NexDefense Nexthink NextView Ventures Nexusguard North Bridge Venture Partners Northern Light Venture Capital Northrop Grumman Norwest Venture Partners Novasano NowSecure NSS Labs NTT DOCOMO Ventures NTT Security NXTP Labs Objective Logistics ObserveIT OC Gasto Care Okta OMC Systems Omidyar Technology Ventures OpenSky OpenStack OPSWAT Optiv Opus Capital Oracle Orchard Holdings Group Osage Partners Osirium Ostendio Pacific Alliance Medical Center Paladion Palo Alto Networks PassiveTotal Patient Home Monitoring (PHM) Peachtree Neurological Clinic Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic Pelion Venture Partners Pepper Hamilton Petrillo Capital Pew Research Center Phantom PhishLabs PhishMe Pilot Growth Equity Pitango Venture Capital Plastic Surgery Associates, South Dakota Plurilock Polito Ponemon Institute Portage Partners Portland Seed Fund Post-Quantum Praetorian Premera Blue Cross Premier Healthcare Prevalent Networks PriorityOne Group Professional Dermatology Care Proficio Progress Distribution Promenade Software Promisec Proofpoint ProStar Solutions ProtectWise Protegrity Protenus PwC Pwnie Express QinetiQ Qriocity Qualcomm Ventures Qualys Quarles & Brady Rackspace Radiology Regional Center, Pennsylvania Radware Rally Ventures Rapid7 Raytheon Recorded Future Red Herring Redpoint Ventures RedSeal RedSocks Security Redspin Rein Capital Rembrandt Venture Partners Reveal Imaging Technologies Ridge Ventures Ridgewall Right Side Capital Management Risk Based Security RiskIQ RiskSense River City Media Riverwood Capital root9B RRE Ventures RSA Rsam Rubicon Labs Safeguard Scientifics SAINT Salesforce Ventures Samsung NEXT Ventures Sandvine SANS Institute Santander Bank SAP National Security Services Sapphire Ventures SAS SC Media SCADAfence Scale Venture Partners SDGblue Seagate Technology Seceon Seclore SecqureOne Secure Sense SecureAuth secureHIM Secureworks Security Innovation Security Iris Security Risk Advisors Securonix Sedara Senrio Sensato SentinelOne sep Sequoia Capital Sequretek Sera-Brynn ServiceNow SEWORKS Shape Security Shasta Ventures Siemens Venture Capital Siemplify Sierra Signal Networks Silent Circle Silicon Valley Bank Silver Lake Waterman SineWave Ventures Singtel Innov8 Sirius Computer Solutions Skybox Security Skycure Skyhigh Networks Skyriver IT Slack Smilegate Investment Smiths Medical Snapchat SnoopWall Social Capital SoftBank Ventures Soltra Solutionary SonicWall Sony Sophos Sound Ventures Spark Capital SpearTip SPHERE Technology Solutions Spikes Security Spirion Splunk Spring Lake Equity Partners Sqrrl SquarePeg Capital SS&C Technologies St. Jude Medical St. Mark's Surgery Center StackPath Starfish Ventures Startmate Stasmayer Stonesoft Strategic Cyber Ventures Sucuri Summit Partners Sun Mountain Capital Sutter Hill Ventures Swarth Group Swimlane Swivel Secure Sword & Shield Symantec Synack SyncDog Synchronoss Synopsys Systematic Group Systems Engineering T.J.Maxx Taia Global Talis Capital Tampa Bay Surgery Center Tangible Security Tanium Taobao TCP Venture Capital Team8 TechFlow TechOperators TEDCO Teldat Telstra Ventures TELUS Ventures Tempered Networks Tenable TenEleven Ventures Thales e-Security The Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) The Hague Security Delta (HSD) The Mako Group The Media Trust The Ottawa Hospital The Oxman Group The Perkins Fund The University of Kansas Health System The Westly Group The Women's Healthcare Group, Kansas, US WordPress Third Point Ventures Thomvest Ventures Threat Stack ThreatConnect ThreatMetrix ThreatTrack Security Thycotic Tiger Global Management TitanHQ Titus Regional Medical Center Toba Capital TokenOne Tola Capital TomorrowVentures Top Tier Capital Partners Topsec TopSpin Security Torrance Memorial Medical Center Toshiba TPG Growth TraceSecurity TrapX Security Trend Micro Trident Capital Trinity Ventures Tripwire Trusona Trusted-HIT TrustPoint Solutions Trustwave TSC Advantage T-Systems Tufin TV Rheinland Tyfone UAE Banks Federation Ubiquiti Networks UC Davis Health Ukraine Power Grid UniCare Union Bay Partners University of Cambridge Untangle UpGuard UpWest Labs Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford Urology Austin USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center UST Global v1.vc Valar Frontier Solutions Valley Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants Valor Capital Group Vantage Cybersecurity Group vArmour Varonis VASCO Vaultive Vector Capital Vectra Networks Vela Trading Technologies Venable Venafi Venrock Ventures Unlimited Vera Veracode Verity Health System Verity Medical Foundation (formerly San Jose Medical Group) Verizon VictorOps VigiTrust Vintage Investment Partners Viola Ventures (formerly Carmel Ventures) Virtu Virtue Security Services VirusTotal VisionQuest Eyecare VisiTrend VMware Vorstack Votiro Wandera Warburg Pincus Washington University School of Medicine West Corporation WhiteHat Security Wilson Consulting Group Windancer Technologies Wing WinMagic Wipro Ventures Wombat Security Technologies WorkplaceDynamics World Economic Forum Wortham Insurance Yahoo Zayo Zelkova Ventures Zenedge ZeroFOX Zerto Ziften Zimperium Zix Zoho ZoneFox Zscaler