A department in Oregon studied walkability as part of a 20-year bid to expand pedestrian transport, while an agency in North Carolina is using GIS to target prevention programs and Denver Public Health expands mobile and population health analytics tools.
With digitization and interconnected devices come HIPAA compliance costs and a web of security issues. Organizations should thus be devoting extra scrutiny to vendors and designing security architectures from the get-go, one cyber-security analyst suggests.
Humetrix expands its mobile health information hub to arm Apple and Android devices with access to various Blue Button accounts and, in so doing, moves patients closer to the center of their own health records.
A large percentage of the Americans that the Affordable Care Act aims to bring into the insurance pool access the Web primarily through their smartphones. For the ACA to achieve its potential, federal and state governments must reach those citizens where it's most convenient for the consumer.
Rick Kam collects a cadre of tactics from colleagues about the best ways to safeguard patient information from assessing risk to big data and controlling the cloud, to attacking your own leadership with phishing and social engineering campaigns.