Blockchain use case: Electronic health records
AMIA supports new NIH data exchange policy
Lack of Progress on Interoperability Frustrates House Members
Subcommittee chairman says he is "extremely disappointed"
- by Joyce Frieden, News Editor, MedPage Today December 11, 2018
Feds, Philips Warn of Security Flaw in HealthSuite mHealth App
The Philips HealthSuite Health Android app, which enables users to track mHealth data from the company's digital health devices and coordinate with care providers, may be susceptible to hacking, according to federal and company officials.
Can’t hack? You can buy the tools on the dark web instead
Research expected to help cull outcomes in claims and EHR data
HIT Think Embracing machine intelligence in the enterprise
Major investment secured for mental health app
Special Report: Medical Devices
64% of execs worry about losing their jobs throughout a new EHR rollout
FDA approves opioid use disorder app for outpatient treatment
HIT Think How to implement a successful care transition improvement plan
- We had one patient admitted to the hospital with a stroke. The speech therapist did an evaluation and said that the patient had dysphagia. They made diet recommendations and suggested safe swallow strategies, but they were not communicated or documented, or listed upon discharge. The patient was subsequently re-admitted.
- In another instance, a patient with COPD, who was new to oxygen, was going home. The patient got home, and his oxygen had not been delivered. He didn’t know who was supposed to be delivering it, what time they were bringing it or other details. No coordination had been done on the patient’s behalf. The patient was readmitted.
With eICU, physicians in Australia monitor patients in Atlanta
December 13, 2018
Senior News Writer
American Medical Association
HHS Asks Whether, How HIPAA Privacy Rule Should Change
The rule lets providers use and disclose the minimum amount of personal health information needed to treat patients, receive payment, and conduct certain other functions. The RFI asks whether some portions of the rule should be modified.
The British are axing the fax. Will Canada follow suit?
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: The Role of Asymmetric Information on Drug Availability and Abuse
American Journal of Health Economics
Many smaller providers regretting EHR switches
Germany: Studies show lack of patient engagement in digital health adoption
Threats and benefits of cloud-based storage systems: Penn Medicine’s CISO shares insights
Question: What are your thoughts on cloud-based storage systems?
Dan Costantino: In general, from a security perspective, moving to cloud-based storage really does depend on two different things. The first is how early in the adoption or migration process a security team becomes involved. This significantly drives the decision between whether it's a good idea, from a security perspective, or a potential risky move for an organization to make. If you know the security team is involved very early on, there's some merit to the migration and probably a reasonable level of security that will come with it. Too often security teams get involved or pulled in after a migration has already taken place or the decision has been made. We're fortunate here compared to most of our peers in medicine because we have made zero cloud migrations without full security involvement up front. I think that's rare to happen these days, so we're one of the fortunate organizations.
Process to set electronic transaction standards is 'broken,' says MGMA
ONC focused on privacy and usability in new app-based healthcare ecosystem
National Coordinator for HIT gives country C- grade on interoperability
HIT Think Why there are no good alternatives to holding data hostage
Biometric Technology for Patient Identity: 4 Things to Know
Northwell Health launches an iris recognition technology with the hope of enhancing the patient experience.
Allscripts to net $525M after selling off Netsmart stake
European perspective: How hospitals should be approaching GDPR compliance
Health IT remains top sector for industry investment, survey says
- Healthcare IT: 34 percent
- Care management: 31 percent
- Home health services: 23 percent
- Retail-centric medical groups: 22 percent
- Primary care physician medical groups: 21 percent
VA Rolls Out APIs to Improve Interoperability, EHR Data Access
VA is rolling out standards-based APIs to improve interoperability, EHR data access, and health IT innovation.
Report: 30 Percent of Healthcare Databases Exposed Online
MD Anderson using NLP to automate radiology reporting
Rural critical access hospitals benefit from telemedicine in EDs
Feds fine hospital that didn’t cut data access to former employee
HIT Think Two takeaways from RSNA that will shape enterprise imaging
U.S. Healthcare Spending Slowed to 3.9% in 2017
Newly released data from CMS found that national healthcare spending totalled $3.5 trillion in 2017 but grew at a rate almost 1% slower than it did in 2016, due in part to reduced hospital and retail prescription drug spending.
This patient's medical record said she'd given birth twice — in fact, she'd never been pregnant
- Morgan Gleason is a college student with a rare autoimmune disease.
- Two years ago, she found a mistake in her record. It said she had had two children, and that one of them died. Gleason had never been pregnant.
- A Johns Hopkins study estimates that more than 250,000 people in the U.S. die every year from medical errors.