Bill Would Regulate Handling Of Consumer-Generated Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

Call it a HIPAA reboot for the wearables age. A pair of senators have filed a bill which would impose new regulations on how companies manage data generated by consumer technologies such as health apps, wearables and direct-to-consumer genetic tests.

Physicians Increasingly Interested In Use of Patient-Generated Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

A new report from Stanford Medicine suggests that after years of holding it at arms’ length, physicians are becoming more comfortable with the use of patient-generated health data.

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Can Facebook Place Itself At The Center of Health Data Collection?

Healthcare IT Today

This is the tale of a quiet effort by Facebook to take over (more of) our lives, in this case by sliding laterally into the healthcare business and collecting data on our medical habits.

Group To Offer Health Data Access To Android Phone Users

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, Apple has been making a number of public moves focused on getting its customers to pull their health data onto their iPhone. Using Apple’s Health app, consumers can have their health data downloaded automatically from any institution with which it has partnered.

HIEs Must Shift From Health Data Sharing To Curating And Analyzing Data

Healthcare IT Today

The thing is, the job they’ve learned to do – serving as an exchange point for any and all data coming their way – may already be outmoded, according to Claudia […].

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Alphabet’s Buyout of Fitbit Sets It Up To Rule The Consumer Health Data Business

Healthcare IT Today

The agreement positions it to become the top vendor in the maturing market for patient-generated health data. More specifically, it offers the Big Tech giant access to massive datasets drawn from more than […].

In Survey, Many Healthcare Execs Unfamiliar With New Health Data Access And Sharing Rules

Healthcare IT Today

A new survey concludes that many health IT executives are not too familiar with new federal regulations which, among other things, require that patients have more access to their health records and forbid providers from hampering health data sharing across networks.

Big Tech: Most Consumers Dead-Set Against Sharing Healthcare Data With Tech Companies

Healthcare IT Today

Lately, big tech organizations have become very interested in getting their hands on large volumes of consumer health data. While getting the data in the door and integrated is challenge enough, the bigger one might eventually be finding the money to pay consumers for their records.

Know When to Hold ’em: The Legal Considerations for Healthcare Information Technology Data Retention and Purging

Healthcare IT Today

Healthcare organizations considering a purge of their archived data soon realize that errors […]. The following is a guest blog post by Justin Campbell, Vice President, Strategy, at Galen Healthcare Solutions.

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Hospitals Under Siege By Tech Vendors Hunting Health Data

Healthcare IT Today

Patient data has always been in demand, particularly among pharmas and medical research organizations that need it to do their daily business.

HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) To Investigate Google

Healthcare IT Today

The HHS Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether Google met HIPAA requirements when it pulled together millions of patient records when working with the Ascension health system.

Humana Opens The Door To Massive Influx Of Patient-Generated Data

Healthcare IT Today

Here’s a deal that could have a greater impact than it might appear upon first glance. Humana has cut a deal with a vendor allowing members to share data from a very wide range of devices and apps with its wellness division.

NHS Patient Data Could Generate Billions For UK, But Is It OK To Go Down That Road?

Healthcare IT Today

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the idea of governments selling off patient healthcare data. In her recent piece, EY global health sciences […].

Core Principles for Application Decommissioning and Data Archiving

Healthcare IT Today

While we’ve been writing about EMR data archiving since back in 2009 and then again in 2013 and 2014 to name a few, the topic has never been more important than it is today.

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Kno2 On Demand Record Retrieval from Carequality and CommonWell for Free

Healthcare IT Today

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Advertising Spend Increases at Hospitals Where a Breach Has Occurred

Healthcare IT Today

As we all know, massive data breaches have become far too common in recent times. Administration C-Suite Leadership EMR-EHR Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Security and Privacy Harvard T.H.

Big Tech: Apple’s Mastery Of Consumer Design Could Offer Unique Healthcare Advantages

Healthcare IT Today

I opened the box, plugged it into the wall and dove into it with a passion. By today’s standards, its 33 MHz processor, 4 MB of RAM and 250 MB hard drive seems laughable, […].

Michigan HIE Group Creates Shared Environment For Modeling Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

The thing is, few HIEs go the extra mile to make it happen, in many cases because they just don’t have the resources to tackle the problem. If you’re running an HIE, you’re always hoping to see your participants step up their interoperability game.

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The Bigger the Better: Getting Data for Health Care Analytics at Wolters Kluwer

Healthcare IT Today

News comes over the transom on a daily basis about Johns Hopkins or the Mayo Clinic or some other health care institution using modern analytics and machine learning. But a basic tenet of machine learning holds that you need lots and lots of data to derive valid and trustworthy insights.

2020 Could Be The Year Wearables Find Their Place In Healthcare

Healthcare IT Today

After many years as a black sheep of the healthcare family, the wearable is coming into its own. This has been signaled in no uncertain terms by Google, a kingmaker if there ever was one, which recently acquired wearables giant Fitbit for $2.1 billion.

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Retention of Audit Trails and Other Metadata are Critical to Limit Risk When Retiring Legacy Healthcare Systems

Healthcare IT Today

Successful healthcare data archiving with minimal risk requires preservation of the legal medical record (as defined by the organization), data sets such as contextual audit trails, referenced data in ancillary systems, data change and version history, and even database metadata.

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Epic’s Struggle Highlights Issues In Sharing Patient Information Datasets

Healthcare IT Today

In recent times, Epic has expanded its vision from being merely an EHR vendor to offering access to a gigantic patient health dataset culled from a broad range of providers.

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CMS To Run Pilot Giving Providers Access To Medicare Claims Data

Healthcare IT Today

In another step in fleshing out its interoperability efforts, CMS has announced plans to launch a pilot program giving clinicians access to claims data. Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT IT Blue Button 2.0

Cerner Partners With Duke To Create Data Sharing Network For Clinical Research

Healthcare IT Today

Earlier this month, I wrote a blog item laying out some of the problems Epic is facing in getting its clients to share de-identified patient data among themselves. In sum, I concluded that while it might have the right idea, getting providers to pony up their data is no picnic.

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Healthcare Sensor Innovations Moving Closer To Mainstream

Healthcare IT Today

It’s been at least a decade since I first started hearing about the great things that would someday come out of the integration of sensors into the healthcare technology set. Now, it could be that some of that promise is on the verge of being realized.

It’s Time for Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities to Break Down Patient Data Silos

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Sean Vandeweerd, Sr. Product Manager, PointClickCare Technologies Inc. Our healthcare system is approaching a critical time in which an aging population will bring baby boomers into hospitals and post-acute care facilities in record numbers.

In Shrewd Move, Amazon Quietly Captures Huge Store Of UK Health Information

Healthcare IT Today

Amazon has quietly struck a data-sharing deal with England’s National Health Service giving it free access to a range of health data from British consumers.

Brigham and Women’s Primary Practice Pilots New Mobile App to Drive Patient Engagement & Collaborative Care

Consumer eHealth Engagement

Twine Health Mobile App Engages Patients with Chronic Conditions The story about the health decline of our citizens is being told everywhere. In the December 2014 PwC Health Research Institute (HRI) Report, two relevant health directions are described.

5 Digital Health Predictions for 2018 by Lloyd Price

Lloyd Price

The acquisition will effectivey be a "trojan horse" unlocking access to data, clinical technology, mobile technology, paying clients and research. App Orchard, for its part, lets developers use a FHIR-based API to access an Epic development sandbox.

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What Are Digital Health Services & Technologies?

Waracle

Increased proliferation of mobile and web-based technologies such as wearables, smartphones and apps, are not only changing the way we interact and communicate, they’re actively transforming the way we track and monitor our health and well-being. Digital health services and technologies comprise a wide range of categories including personalised medicine, telehealth, telemedicine, wearables, health information technology and mobile health (mHealth).

What Are Digital Health Services & Technologies?

Waracle

Increased proliferation of mobile and web-based technologies such as wearables, smartphones and apps, are not only changing the way we interact and communicate, they’re actively transforming the way we track and monitor our health and well-being. Digital health services and technologies comprise a wide range of categories including personalised medicine, telehealth, telemedicine, wearables, health information technology and mobile health (mHealth). Digital Health