The New Health Information Exchange from Cloudticity: NLP, Catalogs, and Standards

Healthcare IT Today

Rapid exchange of patient data is crucial not only for coordinating care, but for research and public health.

Reinforcing Readiness and Saving Lives via Integrated Health Information Technologies

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The military health system currently struggles with ways to collect and communicate health information from warfighters on the ground, whether in theater or in garrison. “The ability to electronically capture health data will be of vital importance.

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Small Wonder Providers Don’t Like Sharing Patient Data For Free. It’s Becoming Their Whole Business.

Healthcare IT Today

During the decade or so in which I’ve been following data interoperability, the cleverest people in the healthcare and technology industries have come together to make disparate systems work together effectively.

Insurance & HIPAA Privacy? MITRE-Harris Poll Shows Dark Side of Insurance Privacy Practices

Telebehavioral Health Institute

MITRE-Harris Poll Examines Dark Side of Insurance Privacy Here’s a chilling thought: health insurance companies and employers routinely search through private and public sources for consumer-generated health data related to their spending and streaming habits.

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Health Consumers Value Sharing and Downloading Health Data, But Privacy Concerns Remain

Health Populi

are growing their health IT muscles and literacy, accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic. adults 18 and over to determine peoples’ perspectives on personal health information in light of their pandemic era experiences. People in the U.S.

HHS' final interoperability rules standardize APIs for patient health data access through apps

Mobi Health News

CMS-regulated payers will begin supporting HL7 FHIR APIs next year, allowing third-party developers to include claims data and other patient health information in their apps

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AHIMA19 Celebrated Innovation and Global Impact At the Annual Conference

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Wylecia Wiggs Harris, CEO, American Health Information Management Association. At the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference, leaders in health information management (HIM) shared innovations in healthcare and addressed issues affecting patient access to their health records including the privacy, accuracy and interoperability of that information.

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.

Are We At the End of the Healthcare Interoperability Tunnel?

Healthcare IT Today

In a recent message I got from EHNAC, they had this great image at the start of their email: Then, they had this line below it which really caught my attention: Interoperability has been an important topic in healthcare for over a decade. Are we there yet? Are we closer than we were? Absolutely.

Health Data Unbound Virtual Conference

E-CareManagement

While there have been many events on interoperability and data sharing, what’s unique here is our focus on the BUSINESS rationale for health data sharing. • This shift creates a business imperative to share information, not to hoard it.

From Testing to Immunization, Accurate and Consistent Patient Identification is Critical for Managing COVID-19

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Andy Aroditis, CEO, NextGate. The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to accelerate across the United States, with record-breaking infection rates and a tragically high death count.

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More Hospitals Achieving Interoperability Goals

Healthcare IT Today

New research from the ONC has found that a meaningful percentage of hospitals are engaged in data sharing, with a growing number making patient health information available from outside sources.

Dynamic Integration: Reducing Costs And Enabling Virtual Health Data Interoperability

GlobalMed

With FHIR-enabled integration powered by DIMS, data collected during a virtual care encounter is no longer siloed between healthcare delivery ecosystems. Did it incorporate additional FHIR resources that allow it to ingest and share new categories of data that it couldn’t before?

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Healthcare Interoperability Expanded Significantly In 2019 with More than 19 Billion Secure Health Data Transactions Nationwide

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Healthcare interoperability and enhanced information sharing continued to improve healthcare quality, safety and cost for U.S. The nationwide health information network processed 19.15 The article Healthcare Interoperability Expanded Significantly In 2019 with More than 19 Billion Secure Health Data Transactions Nationwide appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

New York State HIE Is Lowering Healthcare Costs By As Much As $200 Million

Healthcare IT Today

A New York HIE has concluded that it’s having the impact supporters of data sharing have always hoped for – generating a substantial level of healthcare savings.

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FTC Settlement with Fertility Tracking App Maker Flo Health Over Data Disclosure Allegations

Healthcare IT Today

The company behind period and fertility-tracking app Flo Health has settled with the FTC over allegations that it engaged in inappropriate sharing of user data.

Health Data Outside HIPAA: Simply Extending HIPAA Would Be a #FAIL

E-CareManagement

In the latest post in our series — “The Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma: Sharing? In summary: HIPAA’s rules were not designed to address privacy risks introduced by widespread personal information collection and use in the modern digital ecosystem.

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Collection, use of consumer data puts sensitive health information at risk, groups say

FierceHealthIT

The information that consumers share online, including sensitive health data, is being collected, shared with third parties and sold, often without consumers’ awareness, and that is putting consumers’ privacy and data at risk, according to many federal lawmakers and consumer groups

Google, U of Chicago Medical Center Sued Over Alleged Sharing Of Identifiable Patient Records

Healthcare IT Today

The University of Chicago, its medical center and Google have been hit with a lawsuit contending that the hospital shared hundreds of thousands of patient records with the tech giant which included identifiable data. The suit was filed on behalf of Matt Dinerstein, who stayed at the University of Chicago Medical Center twice in June […].

Michigan HIE Group Creates Shared Environment For Modeling Interoperability

Healthcare IT Today

Ambulatory Analytics/Big Data Clinical EMR-EHR Health IT Company Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT Health Data Interoperability Health Data Sharing Healthcare Interoperability HIE Interoperabilility Institute Interoperability Land Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services MiHINIf you’re running an HIE, you’re always hoping to see your participants step up their interoperability game.

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New HL7 FHIR Accelerator Project Aims to Improve Interoperability of Social Determinants of Health Data

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Health Level Seven International (HL7), the global authority for interoperability in health information technology, and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the only medical society devoted solely to primary care, are pleased to announce that the Gravity Project is now part of the HL7 FHIR Accelerator Program. Illegal copying is prohibited.

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Pay people for their data – yes, or no?

Society for Participatory Medicine

SPM members Casey Quinlan (yes, yours truly) and Jan Oldenburg were part of a trinity of folks debating the idea of paying people for the data they contribute to the digital economy, in healthcare and in all other sectors. On Twitter and Facebook, use the hashtag #fypmdata – * You Pay Me (for my) Data. LInks related to issues raised during the debate: Dr. Latanya Sweeney , data scientist and data privacy thought leader extraordinaire. Data Commons Cooperative.

AHIMA Recommendations During COVID-19

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Release of patient information during COVID-19 What insiders have long known has become clear during the COVID-19 pandemic: health data is […]. Editorial AHIMA American Health Information Management Association COVID-19 Julie Pursley Dooling Release of patient information during COVID-19 Telehealth during COVID-19

Health Data Privacy Shouldn’t Mean “Stuff your health information in your mattress” [Quote]

E-CareManagement

Our focus has been to figure out how to accommodate the 5% of patients that get their peace of mind knowing that they have absolute control of every piece of their data. Our focus really should be on the 95% that get their peace of mind knowing that when they show up in the ER, all of their data will be there. The post Health Data Privacy Shouldn’t Mean “Stuff your health information in your mattress” [Quote] appeared first on e-CareManagement blog.

Democrats voice privacy concerns about reported Kushner-led effort to collect health data

FierceHealthIT

The lawmakers today sent a letter to White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner demanding answers about "opaque" partnerships with private companies to potentially collect Americans' health information

Industry Voices—The dawn of a new day: Consumer-directed access to health data is finally here

FierceHealthIT

Providing individual access to your own health information has never been a partisan issue, write former Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt and U.S.

AHIMA Presents 2019 AHIMA Triumph Awards to Members

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) recognized recipients of the 2019 AHIMA Triumph Awards at the Appreciation Celebration at Chicago’s Navy Pier during the AHIMA19: Health Data and Information Conference. This honor is presented to members who have demonstrated excellence in their dedication and service to the health information management profession.

Despite Greater Digital Health Engagement, Americans Have Worse Health and Financial Outcomes Than Other Nations’ Health Citizens

Health Populi

The idea of health care consumerism isn’t just an American discussion, Deloitte points out in its 2019 global survey of healthcare consumers report, A consumer-centered future of health. 85% of these patients believe health care costs in general are “too high.”

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. According to a piece appearing in STAT News, Google’s “Project Nightingale” initiative focuses on analyzing personal health information in an effort to find ways to personalize the […].

Biomedical Knowledge Must Be Mobilized to Save Lives, Not Privatized in the “Last Mile”

Society for Participatory Medicine

Last week, Facebook’s unprecedented stock price collapse triggered by concerns over personal data privacy, as well as same-day commentary regarding GlaxoSmithKline’s investment in 23andMe to gain access to its customers’ genomic data, reignited a national dialogue vis-à-vis our rights to our data, especially our health data. Three years ago, our nation’s first National Coordinator for Health IT foresaw an impending “gold rush” for valuable personal health data.

Does Your Hospital Support Data Blocking?

Healthcare IT Today

We’re working on a full article about this, but most of you have probably seen that Judy Faulkner and her company, Epic, have asked their customers to send a letter to HHS asking for them to stop the health data blocking rule that’s about to be finalized.

How many tries does it take to flip a physician?

Society for Participatory Medicine

First, we had finally compiled enough outcomes data to compare the long term effects of many different tests and treatments. Aided by academic centers assessing data and books by respected authors such as policy expert Shannon Brownlee ( Overtreatment , 2007) and physician Gilbert Welch of Dartmouth ( Overdiagnosis , 2011) awareness grew, not just among physicians, but in the public mind. . ( chapter two of three ).

THCB picks up post by Josh Rubin – “We The Patients” is a winner!

Society for Participatory Medicine

From SPM Lifetime Member Josh Rubin : Fellow S4PMers, I am elated to report that on Monday, August 20, 2018, The Health Care Blog (THCB) re-posted my S4PM guest blog post titled, “ Biomedical Knowledge Must Be Mobilized to Save Lives, Not Privatized in the ‘Last Mile’ “ This post on THCB may be found here.

Personalized Medicine: Consumer Concerns About Coverage, Affordability and Privacy

Health Populi

” When the concept of therapies tailored to individual patients is explained, most people like the idea of diagnostic tools that can identify biological markers and marry to personal medical records data to help determine medical treatments that best fit them. Cost, coverage, and privacy — together, this triple-threat is baked into the contemporary American health care consumer landscape.

Surprising Number of Healthcare Employees Have No Cybersecurity Training

Healthcare IT Today

This week, the news broke that a data breach at the neurology department at Massachusetts General Hospital had exposed private health information on nearly 10,000 people. According to a story appearing in the Boston Globe, an authorized third party got to data stored in software used by MGH researchers.

Slide Presentation: Patient Data Sharing–NOT Hoarding–is the New Normal

E-CareManagement

Looking in the rear view mirror, many healthcare providers have viewed patient data as “their asset”, something to be controlled–not shared. We’ll also take a view out the windshield, explaining why generous data sharing is a highly leveraged clinical and business strategy.

Trend 9: More Empowered Consumers Have Access to their Electronic Health Data

Hinduja Global Solutions

Trend 9: More Empowered Consumers Have Access to their Electronic Health Data. With this blog, we describe how the marketplace in 2019 has changed in line with the insight from, Ryan Howells, Principal, Leavitt Partners, who predicted how the healthcare industry has mastered the collection of data. This article was published in Internet Health Management. There’s no argument that the healthcare industry has mastered the collection of data.

Adrian Gropper and the HIE of One – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Adrian Gropper MD has been a medical device and medical software entrepreneur and advocates for patient control of health data. Adrian has also devised a mechanism to enable patient control of health data, which he calls The HIE of One Trustee. It uses public blockchain, standards and open source software to enable patient-controlled independent health records that can last a lifetime. Health Care Law and Consulting.

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Adrian Gropper and the HIE of One – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Adrian Gropper MD has been a medical device and medical software entrepreneur and advocates for patient control of health data. Adrian has also devised a mechanism to enable patient control of health data, which he calls The HIE of One Trustee. It uses public blockchain, standards and open source software to enable patient-controlled independent health records that can last a lifetime. David Harlow The Harlow Group LLC Health Care Law and Consulting.

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Adrian Gropper and the HIE of One – Harlow on Healthcare

Health Blawg

Adrian Gropper MD has been a medical device and medical software entrepreneur and advocates for patient control of health data. Adrian has also devised a mechanism to enable patient control of health data, which he calls The HIE of One Trustee. It uses public blockchain, standards and open source software to enable patient-controlled independent health records that can last a lifetime. After that, you can listen on demand (See podcast information below.)

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