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.

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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 threat environment evolves quickly, and the technology needs to keep up with the military health system’s needs,” said Erik Buice, Vice President of Civil and Health at Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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.

Nationwide Health Information Exchange on #FHIR

Healthcare Exchange Standards

Most use of FHIR today is as an API to an organizations health information (EHR). I have plenty of articles on how a Nationwide Health Information Exchange (HIE) could be built with the IHE XD* family of profiles. There are various challenges at the scale of a nationwide health information exchange: How do I find all the data holders for a given Patient? How do I get data and assure it is authentic?

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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. While the trove of data Amazon captured may not be as rich as those gathered by, say, Google or Apple, it’s still a pretty sweet deal, especially given that few […].

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.

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. Though the data goes back a couple of years, it’s still a worthwhile look at where data sharing trends are among hospitals.

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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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 […].

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? With the information in hand, eNcounter will configure itself so that it aligns with the unique FHIR implementation of its targeted host. Introducing DIMS.

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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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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. According to an announcement by the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC), organizations using the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY) are reducing needless healthcare spending in […].

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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

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

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.

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. HIPAA is “leaky” — it expressly allows covered entities and business associates to share data outside of HIPAA, including selling de-identified data, without patient consent.

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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.

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.

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 Three Democratic lawmakers are raising the alarm about a reported effort by the White House to work with technology companies in the development of a national coronavirus surveillance system.

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. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra

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.

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. The driving forces shaping health and health care around the world are re-shaping health care financing and delivery around the world, and especially considering the growing role of patients in self-care — in terms of financing, clinical decision making and care-flows.

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. Clinical Communication and Patient Experience Healthcare IT HIM Hospital - Health System Carly Medosch Chrissy Far Epic Health Information Blocking Judy Faulkner Patient Story Patients

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.

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 ).

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.

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.

Understanding the Difference Between Telemedicine Integration and Interoperability

GlobalMed

It sounds so efficient; you envision clinical data and PHI flowing between different facilities and systems. The data exchange you expected – and need – isn’t an option. This scenario has become the standard in today’s virtual health programs.

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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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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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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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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Algorithms v's Privacy : health information is being sold and turned into ‘risk scores’

Lloyd Price

Companies are starting to sell “risk scores” to doctors, insurers and hospitals to identify patients at risk of opioid addiction or overdose, without patient consent and with little regulation of the kinds of personal information used to create the scores. Health insurance giant Cigna and UnitedHealth's Optum are also using risk scores. No law prohibits collecting such data or using it in the exam room. The practice scares some health care safety advocates.

Solution to fragmented data is key to effective blockchain

Mobi Health News

Abel Kho, director of the Center for Health Information Partnerships at Northwestern University and co-founder of Health Data Link, says that addressing the fragmentation of data in healthcare is needed to make the most of blockchain technology