The new HIPAA creates a web of liability, which is an upside for properly prepared healthcare organizations, so here are suggestions on how to ensure files containing protected health information are secure when moving them around.
Saying "we must not squander this opportunity" to leverage criteria in meaningful use Stage 3 as a means to reducing disparities, the Consumer Partnership for eHealth submitted its ideas to the Health IT Policy Committee.
Healthcare organizations need to plan for security in the transmission, storage, and use of potentially massive amounts and new kinds of data that devices such as Google Glass will create, and that includes educating patients that data thieves may be lurking behind free health applications.
Has mHealth reached its tipping point? Speakers at the World Congress on mHealth and Telehealth suggest that indeed it has, and that a new paradigm is emerging in which doctors will "do what they should on mobile, not what they can on mobile."
MedTech Media, a division of HIMSS Media, announced today the launch of mHealth News, a website serving the information needs of professionals who are advancing healthcare through the use of mobile platforms.
Agency recommends that manufacturers review cybersecurity practices to assure that safeguards prevent unauthorized access or modification that might compromise the hospital network connected to the device.
An Annals of Internal Medicine study found only about 10 percent of physicians meeting meaningful use standards in early 2012, leading the journal to call for more regulatory focus on standards to improve EHR usability.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), Tuesday kicked off the “Health Information Technologies” hearing series to discuss the critical role of technology in the health care industry and how federal regulations and taxes could impact patients, hinder innovation, and increase costs for consumers.