Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

A good definition of blockchain is: “A blockchain , [1] [2] [3] originally block chain , [4] [5] is a continuously growing list of records , called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. [1] 1] [6] Each block typically contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, [6] a timestamp and transaction data. [7] 7] By design, a blockchain is inherently resistant to modification of the data.

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. CMS’s Survey and Certification Group published a memo sent to all state survey agency directors at the end of December regarding Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers. CMS has a communications problem.

HIE 60

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. CMS’s Survey and Certification Group published a memo sent to all state survey agency directors at the end of December regarding Texting of Patient Information among Healthcare Providers. CMS has a communications problem.

HIE 60