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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

FierceHealthIT

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

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

Health IT Roundup—UConn Health data breach impacts 300K patient records; Cedars-Sinai pilots Amazon Alexa in patient rooms

FierceHealthIT

UConn Health reports a data breach resulting from a phishing attack; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is piloting the use of Amazon Alexa in 100 patient rooms; and more health IT headlines

Health IT Roundup—Apps share sensitive health data with Facebook; Stanford issues ethical guidelines for digital health

FierceHealthIT

million healthcare records were exposed in 2018, which more than doubles 2017, a report finds; health and fitness apps have been sharing sensitive health data with Facebook and more health IT headlines

The Smartphone Is the Consumer’s Personal Health Platform – Implications from Deloitte’s 2018 Survey

Health Populi

I’ve mined the US data of this global survey to divine insights for health/care. I discussed that important public health/economic challenge here in Health Populi from a RAND report.]. I’ll dive more deeply into the Weber Shandwick data tomorrow.

Patients, Health Consumers, People, Citizens: Who Are We In America?

Health Populi

“Patients as Consumers” is the theme of the Health Affairs issue for March 2019. Health care consumerism is a central focus in my work, and so it’s no surprise that I’ve consumed every bit of this publication. [In

Calling Out Health Equity on Martin Luther King Day 2019

Health Populi

The price that this nation must pay for the continued oppression and exploitation of the Negro or any other minority group is the price of its own destruction. The clock of destiny is tickling out, and we must act now before it is too late.”

Apple’s new health data download feature: nice start, but little use for sick people

Society for Participatory Medicine

The health IT sphere is abuzz with Apple’s groundbreaking announcement yesterday of the new ability, in the beta version of iOS 11.3, You can read Apple’s announcement or search for it on Google.

Health IT Roundup—Amazon gets health data with PillPack purchase; HIPAA criminal charges on the rise

FierceHealthIT

Beyond an online pharmacy, Amazon's acquisition of PillPack offers up a trove of new data, which comes with new compliance concerns. Plus, HIPAA criminal prosecutions are on the rise and Cerner settles another lawsuit tied to overtime pay

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Health IT Roundup—Google, Fitbit launch health data partnership; VA-Cerner deal stymied by Florida doctor and more

FierceHealthIT

Google and Fitbit are launching a new partnership to feed wearable data into EHRs; telehealth companies including American Well announced several new acquisitions; the VA-Cerner deal is being held up by a mysterious physician who has the ear of President Trump; plus more news of note from the health IT industry

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Disruption Is Healthcare’s New Normal

Health Populi

asked by François de Brantes, Executive Director of the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute. health care industry wonks (including me) have used the “d” word in conversation, presentation, and prognostication. Reaction Data asked.

The Cost of Prescription Drugs, Doctors and Patient Access – A View from HIMSS19

Health Populi

This one transaction generates a lot of data points, which individually have a lot of importance for the individual patient. The vast majority of doctors polled by OptimizeRx say they have a role to play in discussing health care costs with patients.

How Digital Health Can Stimulate Economic Development

Health Populi

It’s National Health IT Week in the US, so I’m kicking off the week with this post focused on how digital health can bolster economic development. The policy’s acronym fully spelled-out was the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009.

The Digital Health Consumer According to Rock Health

Health Populi

Looking for health information online is just part of being a normal, mainstream health consumer, according to the third Rock Health Digital Health Consumer Adoption Survey published this week. adults were online health information hunters.

The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 2) — Google, Lyft, Uber, IBM

Phoenix Health Systems

In a recent survey of its 1500 members, the Healthcare Executives Group reported that these moves are making many traditional healthcare leaders nervous, noting that 32 percent of respondents anticipate that “disrupting current business models” will greatly impact healthcare in 2019. Let’s take a look at their latest initiatives: Google: The AI / Data Analytics Commercialization Initiative. At the moment, it’s arguably too soon to predict.

What the Pew Data on Americans’ Views on Technology Means for Healthcare

Health Populi

This data point is part of a larger consumer survey on Americans’ attitudes about the growing role of technology in society, particularly with respect to political and social impacts. Trust underpins health engagement.

The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 1) — Amazon and Apple

Phoenix Health Systems

For the first time “external market disruption” appeared among the Healthcare Executives Group’s top ten concerns in its annual research survey of members. In early 2018 Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced the formation of an independent health care company aimed at improving healthcare and reducing its costs for their 1.2 It is expected that more medical facilities will connect to Apple’s new Health Records app in coming months.

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The 2019 Invasion of Disruptors in Healthcare (Part 1) — Amazon and Apple

Phoenix Health Systems

For the first time “external market disruption” appeared among the Healthcare Executives Group’s top ten concerns in its annual research survey of members. In early 2018 Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase announced the formation of an independent health care company aimed at improving healthcare and reducing its costs for their 1.2 It is expected that more medical facilities will connect to Apple’s new Health Records app in coming months.

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

CMS.gov

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients. GDP, making it more difficult with each passing year for CMS to ensure healthcare to not only its beneficiaries of today, but generations of beneficiaries in the future. It is the system that has become the centerpiece of policy debates, and it is the system that has become more about sustaining itself than serving patients. We are evaluating the data we have and how best to apply it to our mission.

Health IT Instrumental in Revitalizing Mental Health, Preventive Care for New Mexico Hospital

Healthcare Guys

Health IT Instrumental in Revitalizing Mental Health, Preventive Care for New Mexico Hospital. Posted By Mary Butler on Aug 23, 2018.

Health IT Roundup—Another Nuance attack involves 45,000 records; Can’t-miss sessions at HIMSS18

FierceHealthIT

Plus, news about another cyberattack against Nuance, UCSF's partnership with Samsung and why big pharma wants your health data HIMSS18 is finally here and we've got a rundown of eight sessions you don't want to miss, plus a review of the four keynote speakers.

Don't miss the 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit

Medicine and Technology

Register for the 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit : Accelerating the Blue Button Movement The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) invites you to join us in Washington D.C. on September 16 to learn about and be part of public and private sector led advancements to equip and empower patients to better manage their health in a digital era. The 2013 Consumer Health IT Summit will bring together Federal leaders including: Todd Park, U.S.

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

Society for Participatory Medicine

Three years ago, our nation’s first National Coordinator for Health IT foresaw an impending “gold rush” for valuable personal health data. Billion to Amass More Health Data” proved him right and fueled this national dialogue.

#PGHD: Buzzword to Business

Chilmark Research

This week, I read an article from February that provided an overview of the health IT infrastructure required for population health management (PHM). As Cora recently reported, progress remains fuzzy in this market, and it seems like little has changed.

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Three Big Questions for Stage 3 & Patient Engagement

Chilmark Research

But that doesn’t mean there’s a year to put off thinking about it. In a few short weeks, the Health IT Policy Committee (HITPC) is set to deliver an official recommendation on the topic of Stage 3’s patient engagement requirements to the ONC.

Follow #HDpalooza on Twitter from the Health Datapalooza

Medicine and Technology

This Mon and Tues (June 3 and 4), you can expect a lot of tweets using the hashtag #HDpalooza from the Health Datapalooza. Health Datapalooza IV (HDP IV) is the fourth annual national conference born from government efforts to liberate health data. The conference is a forum that features the newest and most innovative and effective uses of health data by companies, startups, academics, government agencies and individuals.

Industry Organizations Praise Senate Passage of VA Mission Act

Healthcare Informatics

Senate on Wednesday passed, by a vote of 92-5, a major Veterans Affairs (VA) reform bill that includes health IT-related provisions to improve health data exchange between VA healthcare providers and community care providers The U.S.

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.

ONC officials are all-in on giving patients their data

FierceHealthIT

Senior officials at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT offered full-throated support for new CMS initiatives geared towards getting patients their health data. Officials said the notion that health data is too complex is "nonsense" and represented a "paternalistic" attitude by providers

Podcast: Telehealth for Parkinson’s care

Meaningful HIT News

In fact, Health Data Management just published a story I wrote about, in part, the launch of the Alliance for Connected Care. This group, headed by three former senators and including CVS Caremark, Walgreens, Verizon Communications, WellPoint, Welch Allyn, Cardinal Health and telehealth companies HealthSpot, Teladoc, Doctor on Demand, MDLive and GE-Intel Care Innovations, is advocating for regulatory changes to expand remote care.

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.

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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.

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Apple’s Health Records App: A Ripple or a Roar?

The cHealth Blog

To quote Yogi Berra, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” ” Or so it seems. Apple’s Health Records App. I dare say, no one does it better. In 2012, Google shut down Google Health after just three years due to “lack of widespread adoption.”