Healthcare companies have increasingly offered cash promotions and discounts to users who provide their Fitbit data. But could this be used by insurers rather than to improve customer health?
1. In what types of negative ways could this data be used, according to the article?
2. What issues in Congress could promote the negative use of the data?
3. What types of pilot programs have already been combined with FitBits?
4. Do privacy issues and wearable demand for data worry you? Discuss the implications.
Chiu, E. (2017). Could you get health coverage denied because of a Fitbit? International Business Times, Feb. 18 (Retrievable online at http://www.rawstory.com/2017/02/could-you-get-health-coverage-denied-because-of-a-fitbit/)