On August 16, the FTC approved a Final Order resolving its complaint against cloud-based electronic health records company Practice Fusion regarding charges of misleading consumers by soliciting reviews for doctors without adequately disclosing that the reviews would be publicly posted on the internet. The settlement prohibits Practice Fusion from making deceptive statements regarding the extent to which it uses, maintains, and protects the privacy or confidentiality of the information it collects, and requires disclosure and consent prior to making information publicly available. Additionally, the settlement prohibits Practice Fusion from publicly displaying the reviews it collected during the time period covered by the complaint.
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