Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media , July 11, 2013
- Online searches through health-related websites may leak users' search information to third parties.
- Note that among five of the 13 sites with tracking elements, social media-related tracking elements were embedded that shared a user's data with a social media site whether or not the user was logged into a given social media site, and regardless of whether user chose to interact with the social media feature.
System allows sharing of latest information on patients' test results, treatments and meds
Scott Mace, for HealthLeaders Media , July 9, 2013
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media , July 9, 2013
The 10-point plan, issued by the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT, seeks to resolve problems highlighted in the Institute of Medicine's November, 2011 report, Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, by allowing electronic health record system users to report on problems using the Common Formats protocol, under development by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Last week, Microsoft announced Bing Health and Fitness, an app that tracks diet, health and exercise, according to an official Microsoft website, Bing Blogs. The app syncs to Microsoft HealthVault, which brings in data from other health trackers such as blood glucose monitors, electronic scales, and activity and medical monitors. Bing Health and Fitness is a part of the Windows 8.1 Preview, a pre-release of Windows 8.1, the OS that runs on all Windows devices including computers, tablets and phones.