A physician provides their patient with a medical device (like a CPAP or Glucose
Meter). The company that created the medical device wants to monitor the maintenance of the machine. All of the information collected by the device that is sent to the physician is covered under a business associate agreement. Can the company that created the medical device receive information about the maintenance/operation of the device so that they can alert the patient when a part needs to be replaced, etc.? How would that work? Would the device maker have to get the patient to opt in? Does it require a patient portal or a separate app for the patient?