Wisconsin hospital reaches $2M settlement for MyChart pixels

Milwaukee-based Froedtert Health has agreed to pay a $2 million settlement after a patient-led lawsuit accused the health system of sharing patient data put into MyChart with Facebook, Milwaukee Business Journal reported Aug. 7. 

The lawsuit alleged that Froedtert Health installed pixels, dubbed Meta Pixel, onto its website and patient portal that "automatically transmits to Facebook every click, keystroke and intimate detail about their medical treatment," according to the publication.  

Although the health system admitted no wrongdoing and has denied the allegations, it agreed to the $2 million settlement. 

Under the settlement agreement, all persons, including employees, who logged into a MyChart patient portal between Feb. 1, 2017, and May 23, 2022, will receive a payout.

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