Mining individually-identifiable information could constitute a breach if the analysis falls outside HIPAA's scope. What's not clear: whether using patient data to improve products, as opposed to health outcomes, is allowed under the law.
Tapping into EHR data for public health surveillance could streamline reporting, facilitating more complete and timely data collection and the use of eCQMs showed promise for improving clinical data analysis and reporting, according to the agency.
How a large health system and a small hospital are connecting patients online and meeting Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, plus the challenges they face -- like making sure docs see test results before patients.
From new devices to new concepts to continuing concerns, healthcare has embraced mobility and digital health like never before, with an eye toward a future that connects provider and patient regardless of location. MORE