How Can Patients Make Money Off Their Medical Data?

"“Not everything works better when we put dollar (or in the case of data, cent) figures on it,” Neil M. Richards, a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis, said in a Jan. 25 email.

“Rather than making sure that data brokers pay as they go or provide micro-payments to people whose data they use at some market rate that is likely under-compensatory, we should make sure data brokers can be trusted to act in the public interest,” said Richards, who focuses on genomic science and the law and ethics of human information management."