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.

Health Data Myths and Reality – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 24

Healthcare IT Today

For the 24th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re talking about the health data myths and realities. The collection of health data is happening everywhere. In this episode we dive into the myths and realities associated with health data.

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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.

Sicker Consumers Are More Willing to Share Health Data

Health Populi

People dealing with chronic conditions are keener to share personally-generated data than people that don’t have a chronic disease, Deloitte’s 2018 Survey of U.S> > Health Care Consumers learned.

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.

Anthem Testing Blockchain Tech As Backbone Of Patient Health Data Access Controls

Healthcare IT Today

However, efforts underway at health insurance giant Anthem seem likely to bear fruit. According to an item in FierceHealthcare, the giant health insurer has big plans for blockchain, […].

How Health Data Analytics Can Promote Payer-Provider Partnership

Healthcare IT Today

As healthcare makes the transition to value-based care, use of data analytics has become an essential tool for both payers and providers. This article explores progress so far and opportunities for payer and provider partnership on data-driven care initiatives.

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.

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 […].

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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What NHS tells us about health IT

Morning eHealth

More on Klobuchar, Murkowski’s health data bill — Cerner Millennium won’t initially have all veterans’ data

Health IT Start Up: Akiri

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Imagine you could safely wield your medical data the same way you can use an ATM card at any store or cash machine anywhere, anytime. Editorial Akiri American Medical Association health IT startup Health2047

Nudging Patients to Use EHRs: Moving Toward a Tipping Point for Consumer Health IT

Health Populi

patients were offered online access to their health records by providers or insurers, and one-half of them accessed the EHR at least once in the last year. So why don’t patients use online health records yet? Half of U.S.

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.

Google May Have Given Up On The EHR Market, But Definitely Not Health IT

Healthcare IT Today

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Health IT Leaders choose MU, Consumerism and Cloud as Top Stories of Past Decade

Healthcare IT Today

We also saw the rise of patient portals, a movement towards value-based care, the implementation of a new billing code system and an explosion of health data. It’s hard to […].

Protecting Health Data Outside of HIPAA: Will the Protecting Personal Health Data Act Tame the Wild West ?


In the previous post of our series we described the “ Wild West of Unprotected Health Data.”. Will the cavalry arrive to protect the vast quantities of your personal health data that are broadly unprotected from sharing and use by third parties?


The Most Important Trends For Health in Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Report Aren’t About Health Care

Health Populi

The health care section of Mary Meeker’s 334-page annual report, Internet Trends 2019 , comprises 24 of those pages (270 through 293). For health care, the application of FHIR standards helps mobilize data for better health, turbocharging this trend.

The Single Market for Healthcare in Europe: Learnings for the U.S.

Health Populi

When I’m in the UK later this week, I’ll address the challenge for the UK, Brexit and the National Health Service. Two key issues are in my work-radar this trip: digital health cross-border, and health innovation funding.

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.

Accenture publishes final patient-generated health data report for ONC

Mobi Health News

In January, Accenture completed its two-year contract with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to create a white paper to advise the industry about implementing patient-generated health data

What #CES2019 5 Tech Trends to Watch Mean for Health/Care

Health Populi

As #CES2019 kicks off in Las Vegas with today’s first Media Day, the Consumer Technology Association presented its forecast on the 5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2019 — and they all play into health, wellness, and medical care. Digital Health Tech Empowers Patients.

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.

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.

Health Data Outside HIPAA: The Wild West of Unprotected Personal Data


“…the average patient will, in his or her lifetime, generate about 2,750 times more data related to social and environmental influences than to clinical factors” — McKinsey analysis. Read the rest of our article on The Health Care Blog.


Despite Use of Health IT Tools, U.S. Primary Care Physicians Struggle With Care Coordination

Healthcare IT Today

The survey, which reached out to primary care physicians around the world, found that despite having powerful health IT tools at the ready, U.S.-based based PCPs are still finding it difficult to coordinate care with other […].

Health IT Roundup—University of Michigan launches health data study using Apple Watch


The University of Michigan has launched a three-year health data study including data from Apple Watches; Cleveland Clinic opens a new center to advance the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare; plus more health IT headlines

Loneliness, Public Policy and AI – Lessons From the UK For the US

Health Populi

There’s a shortage of medical providers in the United Kingdom, a nation where healthcare is guaranteed to all Britons via the most beloved institution in the nation : The National Health Service. The NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary in July this year.

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.


New Series on THCB — The Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma: Privacy? Sharing? Both?


She was a wise girl who was aware that there was great value in health data. Goldilocks learned that there are risks of TOO LITTLE health data being shared: That she and her care providers would not have the best information for clinical decision making.

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.

Amazon Web Services Offers Subscription Access To Third-Party Data

Healthcare IT Today

Amazon Web Services has announced the launch of a new service designed to allow its customers – including healthcare organizations – to find, subscribe to and use third-party data.

Do You Trust Google with Patient Data? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 25

Healthcare IT Today

For the 25th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, and we’re asking the question “Do You Trust Google with Patient Data?” Here are the questions discussed: * Is Ascension Sharing Health Data with Google Legal?

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.

Healthcare Assumptions You Should Bank On – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 20

Healthcare IT Today

For the 20th episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re talking about Healthcare Assumptions You Should Bank On. We often talk to people are just entering the health IT space. It turns out that there are a lot of things in healthcare that are pretty unique.

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 […].

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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With Microsoft’s Help, Walgreens Is Dropping Retail Urgent Care In Favor Of “Health Corners”

Healthcare IT Today

Microsoft is working with Walgreens to pilot-test a new type of healthcare service, which it calls “health corners,” bringing a new and more technology-focused form of healthcare to its retail locations.

Most Health Consumers Expect Technology To Play a Larger Role As Tech-Angst & Privacy Concerns Grow

Health Populi

As technology continues to re-shape consumers’ experiences and expectations with health/care, retail, travel and work, peoples’ concerns about data privacy are also growing as observed by a 2020 consumer trends forecast from GlobalWebIndex, Connecting the dots.