Patients: Take back your health information. Here’s how.

KevinMD

Have you ever wondered why your personal health information essentially belongs to your health care provider or institution? I mean: why do they keep your information under lock and key, and you have to sign a release to get it? Tech Health IT Hospital-Based Medicine Primary CareAfter all, it’s your blood that they just pulled out and tested, it’s your body […]. Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.

Apple’s health strategy: Democratizing health information

Mobi Health News

A chat with Apple VP of Health Dr. Sumbul Desai

Partnership will see Amazon Alexa provide access to NHS-verified health information

Mobi Health News

The tech giant's partnership with the NHS was first announced last year.

Addressing Patient Health Information In-Security at HIMSS 2018

Health Populi

And it’s in personal health information: a medical record is valued 8 to 10 times the price of a credit card on the black market. Accenture studied the impact of medical and personal information theft, estimating an impact on one in 13 patients between 2015 and 2019.

“Seeing Is Not Believing:” Consumers Concerned About the Accuracy of Online Health Information

Health Populi

“Seeing is not believing” when it comes to people seeing health information on social networks. Four in five people seeking healthcare information online in social media are concerned about the accuracy of that information served up.

Apple is developing custom health information tracking chips

Mobi Health News

The custom sensor would measure information from the body beyond heart rate, report says

AHIMA Partners with Area9 Lyceum To Offer Adaptive Learning Features In Health Information Management (HIM) Academic Programs

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is partnering with adaptive learning systems leader Area9 Lyceum to add an adaptive learning component to health information management (HIM) academic programs. Editorial American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Area9 Lyceum health information management lrik Juul Christensen Wylecia Wiggs Harris

NHS partners with Amazon to provide health information through Alexa

FierceHealthIT

s National Health Service has partnered with tech giant Amazon to enable patients to access verified health information using Alexa devices. The U.K.’s The NHS touts the initiative as particularly helpful for those who cannot access the internet

HHS Proposes New Rules to Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today proposed new rules to support seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information.

Health Information Technology: 7 Issues To Consider

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. There are many uses of information technology in healthcare. The article Health Information Technology: 7 Issues To Consider appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

Anthem launching new app offering personalized health information, texting with doctors

FierceHealthIT

Health insurer Anthem has launched a new mobile app that enables its 40 million members to get quicker access to personalized health information and text with a doctor for follow-up advice for less than the cost of a copay

HHS Extends Comment Period For Proposed Rules To Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The article HHS Extends Comment Period For Proposed Rules To Improve the Interoperability of Electronic Health Information appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

#SPM2018 speakers @_AngelaKennedy and daughter Grace: “Personal Health Information is Saving Grace”

Society for Participatory Medicine

17 in Boston, attached to the prestigious Connected Health conference. Due to a lack of and incorrect personal health information, Grace was being treated for conditions she did not have.

Apple’s health strategy: Democratizing health information

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

HHS Announces Next Steps In Advancing Interoperability of Health Information

Electronic Health Reporter

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Health information executives beg for help on cyber

Morning eHealth

White House opioid summit Thursday — Cassidy introduces PDMP bill

Privacy experts skeptical of Facebook’s moves to protect sensitive health information

FierceHealthIT

Facebook announced changes to its platform that it says will give users more privacy when discussing health conditions or sharing health information in closed groups. Privacy experts and patient advocates say these changes do not go far enough to protect users’ personal health information and ensure that the data will not be collected or used

Health IT and Vegas: Made for Each Other

Digital Health

I was in Las Vegas at HIMSS this last week, which, for the uninitiated, is a veritable orgy of health information technology (HIT). Someone from HIMSS leadership told me that over 42,000 people had shown up and they were expecting closer to 45,000.

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

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The article New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. By David Dallago, former chairman, McKinley County Commission.

Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: Making Electronic Health Information Available to Patients and Providers

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. On Tuesday, March 26, the Senate health committee will hold a hearing on implementation of the electronic health information provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act.

InterSystems Selected as Primary Technology Partner for Nation’s Longest Standing Public-Private Health Information Network

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The network will implement InterSystems HealthShare suite of connected health solutions to help deliver the initial enhancements.

The Importance of a Nursing Data Framework To Achieve Consistent Quality In Health Information Exchange

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The article The Importance of a Nursing Data Framework To Achieve Consistent Quality In Health Information Exchange appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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. Congress hasn’t taken up the issue of intrusive big data collection in health care. The practice scares some health care safety advocates.

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Healthcare Guys

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps. This reputation also killed many residents’ spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region.

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Healthcare Guys

For many years Northwest New Mexico’s Gallup ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths.This reputation also killed many resident’s spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region.

Provider, Software Company Tussle Over Rights To Critical Data

Healthcare IT Today

In what may be the nightmare scenario for most health IT leaders, a post-acute care provider has entered into a legal battle with a former vendor over access to its patient data. Post Acute Medical LLC post-acute care Protected Health Information

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Healthcare Guys

This byline focuses on the efforts of David Conejo, CEO, RMCHCS Hospital who spoke on the Health IT Expo Data Integration Panel, May 31 at 2:30 pm.). This reputation also killed many resident’s spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness, and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Native American youth have the highest rates of alcoholism of any racial group in the country, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Health information exchanges prepare for patient displacement as Hurricane Michael gains steam

FierceHealthIT

As Hurricane Michael descended on the Florida panhandle Wednesday morning, HIEs in surrounding states were preparing to activate an emergency data sharing infrastructure to ensure clinicians have updated medical information on displaced patients

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New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps

Healthcare Guys

McKinley County, New Mexico, is the namesake of the assassinated 25 U.S. President William McKinley. Many locals, particularly those Native Americans of Navajo decent living on reservations, have also been the victim of assassination, but in character in addition to physical attacks

Senators accuse HHS, OMB of censoring LGBT health information on websites

FierceHealthIT

The Trump Administration’s removal of LGBT health information from HHS websites has drawn fire from a group of Democratic U.S. senators led by Dianne Feinstein, Tammy Baldwin and Patty Murray

New Mexico Hospital Battles Addiction with Health Information Technology Apps – Electronic Health Reporter

Healthcare Guys

For many years Northwest New Mexico’s Gallup ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths.This reputation also killed many resident’s spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Native American youth have the highest rates of alcoholism of any racial group in the country, according to the National Institutes of Health. High Information Tech in High Gear.

Harnessing Early Adopters in Health IT

Mobile Health Matters

Part of the thrill of working in health IT comes from bringing something more than just a cool widget to market. And, as part of the development process, we seek to partner with health systems to address their specific challenges.

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.

7 Steps For Providers To Comply with HIPAA Regulations

VSee

Who Must Comply With HIPAA If you’re not familiar with HIPAA it stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Tips & Techniques health information privacy HIPAA business associate hipaa compliance securitySpecial thanks today for our guest post on HIPAA compliance by Alex Mitchell — cybersecurity enthusiast, WordPress guru, and data-safety tools tester with over 10 years experience.

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ONC Report on Health Information Blocking: A Solid Double, But NOT a Home Run

E-CareManagement

Last Friday ONC (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) released a long-awaited Report On Health Information Blocking. It’s not a home run: the report misses the opportunity to describe a comprehensive approach to combat information blocking.

ONC’s Donald Rucker: Access to health information will make patients better healthcare consumers

FierceHealthIT

"If there's one thing American's are good at, it's shopping," ONC National Coordinator Donald Rucker told a HIMSS18 crowd during a fireside chat on Tuesday evening. But that hasn't been the case with healthcare, in part because consumers haven't had the data to make sound purchasing decisions

Why It's Time to Embrace Telemedicine

eVisit

What’s this new thing called Telemedicine? For starters, it’s not new! I t’s more than 40 years old and was developed as a way to use improvements in communication technology to bring quality medical diagnoses and care to individuals in remote parts of the world.

What the Hell Is Going On with Healthcare Interoperability?

Electronic Health Reporter

This content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed its annual year-end report to Congress at the start of 2019.

Pay people for their data – yes, or no?

Society for Participatory Medicine

Ciitizen (health data coop). Humantiv (health data coop). My31/Hu-manity (health data coop). Some stories revealing the creep factor in digital health data capture and sale: Google gobbling DeepMind’s health app might be the trust shock we need – TechCrunch.