How this Bay Area telemedicine startup is bringing second opinions to patients from Boise to Beijing
Founded in 2011 by CEO Hope Lewis, the rapidly growing San Mateo-based telemedicine startup gives patients a HIPAA-compliant, online platform that connects them to a network of 10,000 physicians at academic medical centers spanning the globe. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

How this Bay Area telemedicine startup is bringing second opinions to patients from Boise to Beijing
Founded in 2011 by CEO Hope Lewis, the rapidly growing San Mateo-based telemedicine startup gives patients a HIPAA-compliant, online platform that connects them to a network of 10,000 physicians at academic medical centers spanning the globe. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

How Internal Automation In Healthcare Is Helping Staff And Patients
Times change, the cloud got secure, and software-makers targeting the healthcare industry got HIPAA compliant. As a result, smaller healthcare providers have been able to automate paper and manual small scale processes far more easily. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nigel Davies, Contributor Source Type: news

At CDS 2019: DNTLworks and MouthWatch Join Forces To “Roll-Out” a Fully-Equipped Mobile Teledentistry Cart
TeleDent MobilOp ™ Makes Teledentistry More Portable and FlexibleCentennial CO and Metuchen, NJ – February 8th, 2019 – DNTLworks Equipment Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of portable, mobile, and self-contained dental systems and MouthWatch LLC,a leader in intraoral imaging, digital case presentation and teledentistry solutions, will be introducing a fully-equipped mobile teledentistry cart during the 2019 Chicago Midwinter Meeting at MouthWatch Booth #4243.According DNTLworks Owner Steve Knight, “TeleDent MobileOp™ is the perfect addition to our line of self-contained denta...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Could Your IoT Device Put Patients at Risk?
The Internet of Things is driving incredible innovation in healthcare. “Almost any new innovative medical device is currently designed as a part of broader interconnected system,” Rami Muleys, head of application security business development at Positive Technologies, told MD+DI. “The main value of IoT is the convergence between different systems and the ability to exchange data between every device – from an insulin pump to a hospital bed.” Healthcare is consequently “a constantly changing landscape, especially sinc...
Source: MDDI - February 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Las Vegas Mass Shooting Hospital Response Case Study
United States Fire Administration - The Nevada Hospital Association released a case study on the medical response to the Las Vegas, Nevada, Harvest Festival shooting. The purpose of this case study is to provide hospitals and public health agencies points of discussion to further their emergency management and mass casualty planning. A Day Like No Other: A Case Study of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting covers an incredible amount of detail on several topics, reviewing triage, staffing, safety and security, communications, surge plans, mortuary care, and mental health and wellness. Any hospital or EMS agency writing or reworking...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Terrorism & Active Shooter Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

HIMSS TV at HIMSS19 will feature innovation leaders, HIPAA sitcom maker, Surescripts CEO and more
Complete with an  interview desk, roving reporters, and discussions with industry luminaries, innovators and top executives, HIMSS TV will be available livecasted and on-demand. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

HHS: Administrative Simplification: Modification of the Requirements for the Use of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) D.0 Standard
Notice of proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to adopt a modification to the requirements for retail pharmacy tranactions related to Schedule II drugs. This change to the Telecommunication Standard Implementation Guide, Version D, Release 0 (Version D.0), August 2007, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs will require covered entities to use the Quantity Prescribed field in order to clearly distinguish whether a prescription is a partial fill, or a refill. Comments on this proposed rule are due by April 1, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 31, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Virtual behavioral care platform Forefront Telecare closes Series A round, hires new CEO
The  funding, an undisclosed sum, will be used for growing the company's  telepsychiatry network and developing HIPAA-compliant telehealth platforms.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

RWE: The Missing Link
This article is from our latest'Trends in Real-World Evidence'magazine.  Download for free.Data linkage challenges Linking data is not an easy process; not only does it require the right technological tools and knowhow, it raises a range of concerns, from patient anonymity and data ownership, to how to transcend geographical barriers.Anonymizing data is a fundamental challenge, says Nigel Hughes, Scientific Director at Janssen Clinical Innovation – Patient Data for Research. “Data linkage requires, via an underlying consent model, linking different data together – with the patient being the common l...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicola Davies Source Type: news

HHS: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Announces the Following Advisory Committee Meeting
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) on February 6-7, 2019 in Washington D.C. The agenda includes reviewing the December 2018 meeting proceedings which addressed Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) updates, drafting recommendations for the Secretary of Health and Human Services, discussing health data policy topics, and more. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 27, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS, OCR: Request for Information on Modifying HIPAA Rules to Improve Coordinated Care
Notice of proposed rule from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking comments on potential modifications to HIPPA Rules to promote information sharing for care coordination and value-based healthcare. Comments will be due by February 12, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 14, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS, OCR: Request for Information on Modifying HIPAA Rules to Improve Coordinated Care
Prepublication notice of proposed rule from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking comments on potential modifications to HIPPA Rules to promote information sharing for care coordination and value-based healthcare. Comments will be due 60 days after official publication of the notice in the Federal Register, which is scheduled for December 14, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 12, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

As blockchain proves its worth for healthcare, regulatory questions remain
Attorneys offer their perspective on the privacy and compliance issues faced by the technology and how it squares, or not, with laws such as HIPAA and GDPR. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 11, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

LED Medical Diagnostics ’ Subsidiary Apteryx, Inc. Announces FDA Approval of New 3D Module for Its XVWeb Cloud Imaging Service
XVWeb 3D Expands Software-as-a-Service Functionality to Include 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Data Sets Vancouver, BC – December 6, 2018 –LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. ( " LED Medical " or " the Company " ) subsidiary Apteryx, Inc. ( “Apteryx”) today announced their XVWeb 3D imaging service has received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration. XVWeb 3D is uniquely designed to provide additional functionality to its XVWeb service platform by providing dental professionals with a wide variety of visualizatio n and diagnostic capabilities for CBCT DI...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tis the Season to … Spit?!
Guess what one of the most popular gifts purchased was during the 2017 holiday season?  Direct-to-consumer genetic tests. Yes, apparently a lot of spitting happened around that time or at least required it for discovering something about one’s health and ancestry.  These kits have been featured on celebrity shows, the news, and one particular brand was even on Oprah’s list of Favorite Things. Most likely it will continue to be a popular item this holiday season particularly with discounted prices and appealing (and rather aggressive) advertising directed at those wanting to know more about themse...
Source: Dragonfly - December 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health genetics genomics Source Type: news

Amazon's newest machine learning product makes sense of unstructured medical text
Amazon Comprehend Medical is a HIPAA-eligible service able to automatically identify and process patient diagnoses, symptoms, medical test details, treatments and other relevant medical information. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Promises (and Problems) of Real World Data
By David Kronfeld, Head of Real World Data Innovation, Medidata Solutions Medtech is just starting to access the rich well of real-world data (RWD), which offers some incredible opportunities to build more successful and useful devices. RWD technology can be employed to improve patient recruitment, efficiently deploy a sales team, identify unmet needs in regions, and to tell a value story. But there is a problem with medical device companies’ expectations of RWD. Data aren’t magic—they are a digital representation of what actually happens in a real care setting—and there is no such thing as complete...
Source: Mass Device - November 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Sponsored Content Medidata Solutions Source Type: news

A'Critical Eye' on Patient Confidentiality in Eye Care A'Critical Eye' on Patient Confidentiality in Eye Care
A clinician stumbles on clinic employees curiously discussing a patient's presentation with unauthorized information obtained from the chart. Does your office need a HIPAA review, too?Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Three female tech entrepreneurs get real – from self-doubt to breast cancer
Three female tech entrepreneurs shared their entrepreneurial journeys Monday evening, from dealing with self-doubt to running a business during breast cancer treatment. The local entrepreneurs who spoke as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week:  Dr. Kim Gandy is CEO and founder of Play-it Health, which developed an adherence platform with incentives for transplant patients and those with chronic conditions. Linda Van Horn is CEO and founder of iShare Medical, wh ich provides secure, HIPAA-compliant… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Three female tech entrepreneurs get real – from self-doubt to breast cancer
Three female tech entrepreneurs shared their entrepreneurial journeys Monday evening, from dealing with self-doubt to running a business during breast cancer treatment. The local entrepreneurs who spoke as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week:  Dr. Kim Gandy is CEO and founder of Play-it Health, which developed an adherence platform with incentives for transplant patients and those with chronic conditions. Linda Van Horn is CEO and founder of iShare Medical, wh ich provides secure, HIPAA-compliant… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Amazon adds to its list of HIPAA-eligible machine learning tools
Amazon Translate, Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Transcribe will now be HIPAA eligible.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Blue Spark wins CE Mark for wearable, wireless TempTraq monitor
Medtech developer Blue Spark Technologies said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for the TempTraq bluetooth wearable temperature monitor. The TempTraq system is a disposable, wearable continuous temperature monitoring patch that wirelessly delivers temperature readings, the Cleveland-based company said. The system includes the ability to set alerts, which are sent to mobile devices, when patients reach user-set temperatures. Blue Spark said it also provides the TempTraq Connect HIPAA-compliant service which allows the TempTraq system to be integrated directly into hospital central monitoring systems and e...
Source: Mass Device - November 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance bluesparktechnologies Source Type: news

MouthWatch Redefining Teledentistry During GNYDM 2018
Company Will Be Demonstrating its Upgraded TeleDent ™ Platform and Announcing the Winners of the First Annual “Tellie” Awards Metuchen, NJ – October 23, 2018 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, will be redefining teledentistry during the Greater New York Dental Meeting.First, with the GNYDM debut of its newly-enhanced TeleDent all-in-one teledentistry platform and also by announcing the winners of the first annual Teledentistry Innovation Awards – A.K.A. “The Tellies.” Mo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Executive Institute (XI) Convenes in Hershey, Pennsylvania
EMS leaders convened in “Chocolatetown USA”—also known as the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania—on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, for the Page, Wolfberg and Wirth (PWW) Media XI Leadership Conference at the Hershey Lodge. The Executive Institute (XI) is a one-day interactive workshop with sessions tailored for EMS industry executives, chiefs, top-level managers, owners and leaders interested in high-level views and discussions about reimbursement, compliance, privacy, leadership and human resource management. Well-known industry leader, Mike Taigman, kicked off the morning with an eye-opening keynote. Taig...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 27, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

abc360 Conference Offers Treasure Trove of New Information
The Page, Wolfberg and Wirth (PWW) abc360 Conference kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, offering a robust audience a treasure trove of new information on several key EMS administrative areas. Up first were the reimbursement, compliance and privacy updates from PWW partners Doug Wolfberg, Steve Wirth and Ryan Stark, which was packed with the latest about what’s going on with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cost data collection requirements, Medicare appeals, and some interesting air ambulance news. “We aim to not only inform attendees about the latest in...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - October 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

abc360 Conference Offers Treasure Trove of New Information
The Page, Wolfberg and Wirth (PWW) abc360 Conference kicked off on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, offering a robust audience a treasure trove of new information on several key EMS administrative areas. Up first were the reimbursement, compliance and privacy updates from PWW partners Doug Wolfberg, Steve Wirth and Ryan Stark, which was packed with the latest about what’s going on with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cost data collection requirements, Medicare appeals, and some interesting air ambulance news. “We aim to not only inform attendees about the latest in...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - October 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT P Tags: Exclusive Articles Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

HIPAA lets providers text patients, but is it secure?
As texting between patients and providers becomes more common, it ’s imperative that providers consider the right platform to use and other security features to protect patient data. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Doc ApprovED: Chatting with Your Team (Even HIPAA Approves)
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - October 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Doc ApprovED Source Type: news

“ Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles ” Guest Essay
One of the more popular courses we at the NNLM offer is called “Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles“.  This nation-wide course “explains the role big data plays in clinical patient outcomes, explains current/potential roles in which librarians are supporting big data initiatives, and illustrates the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective”.  The assignments in the course build over the nine weeks until the participants can use them as the basis for a final essay.  The essays are really wonderful thought-pieces both about how librarians can enter the big data w...
Source: Dragonfly - September 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science big data EHR Patricia Brennan Source Type: news

BlueIQ Increases Team Huddle Effectiveness By Providing Key Appointment and Scheduling Data for Review and Action
September 2018, Bountiful Utah - BlueIQ, developers of the practice analytics platform that gathers data from multiple sources, announced the release of Insights, a new graphical display of scheduling data specifically designed for team huddles, helping dental teams drive production by focusing on key appointments.Insights provides dental teams with a simple display of the day ’s schedule to review key metrics and specific appointments that need attention in order to preserve or boost production. When the team meets regularly, BlueIQ’s Insights helps every member understand what appointments need additional att...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical Could Help Usher in a New Era for Medtech
More than a decade ago Amazon recognized that it needed mass-cloud computing power, but didn't believe there was a third party service available to meet their needs, so they built their own cloud computing infrastructure. The online retailer also realized early on that this problem that it had solved for itself was the same problem that people and organizations all over the world were also facing, so they created the Amazon Web Services (AWS) subsidiary. Santa Barbara, CA-based InTouch Health is following Amazon's example in an effort to offer medical device companies an ability to connect to their products after they've b...
Source: MDDI - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical taps InTouch Health to develop platform-connected IoT
Telehealth developer InTouch Health said today it inked a multi-year licensing service agreement with Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) to deepen the robotic surgery giant’s Internet of Medical Things network connecting its da Vinci systems. Santa Barbara-based InTouch Health said that its proprietary IoMT network is intended to allow healthcare companies to connect their surgical systems globally to allow for real-time data exchange, improved clinical insights, collaborative efforts between disparate locations and service and maintenance monitoring. “Hospital firewalls and security requirement...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Robotics Software / IT Surgical InTouch Health Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Healthcare ridesharing startup Circulation acquired by NEMT broker Logisticare
Atlanta-based Logisticare will fold Circulation's HIPAA-compliant software platform into its offerings. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Circulation acquired by NEMT broker Logisticare for $46 million
Atlanta-based Logisticare will fold Circulation's HIPAA-compliant software platform into its offerings. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 18, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How equipment and security software work together to make sure your business meets HIPAA compliance
The healthcare industry has some of the most stringent standards in terms of data-related regulatory compliance.   HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) applies to 18 different aspects of individual health information that could potentially be used to identify someone. HIPAA privacy rules apply to both written and visual information. Privacy rules are only one aspect of HIPAA. Whil e the entire act revolves around patient privacy, it’s not only organizations within the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Brad Cash Source Type: news

Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Features Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance in Partner Story
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.,-- Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms, featured Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance in a Partner Story outlining how the company is using technology to push healthcare forward. The article highlights how Angel MedFlight's development team created an iPad medical charting application, MedLog2, and soon saw a need to explore and expand storage solutions for its digital content. After not finding a canned solution, the team opted to build their own solution and integrate Salesforce and Amazon Web Services. "In the aviation he...
Source: JEMS Operations - September 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance (press release) Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Features Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance in Partner Story
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.,-- Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms, featured Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance in a Partner Story outlining how the company is using technology to push healthcare forward. The article highlights how Angel MedFlight's development team created an iPad medical charting application, MedLog2, and soon saw a need to explore and expand storage solutions for its digital content. After not finding a canned solution, the team opted to build their own solution and integrate Salesforce and Amazon Web Services. "In the aviation he...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance (press release) Tags: Operations Industry News Press Releases Source Type: news

No, a Wellness Device Can ’t Save Your Life (not Directly, Anyway)
It’s no surprise that a large number of wellness devices are being developed to allow today’s tech-savvy patient-consumers to take charge of their own health. Wellness devices are a great way to empower people by giving them access to data. However, it’s vital to remember that unlike medical devices, they are not required to be proven to be safe or effective. The responsibility and choice to claim a device as either wellness or medical lies completely with the manufacturer. It is extremely important that manufacturers understand the rules. Mistakenly seeking...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

MouthWatch to Debut and Demonstrate Noteworthy TeleDent ™ Upgrades During CDA San Francisco
The Latest Release of the Leading All-In-One Teledentistry PlatformRaises the Bar on Efficient Workflow ManagementMetuchen, NJ – September 4, 2018 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, is launching a substantially upgraded version of TeleDent ™ during CDA Presents in San Francisco. MouthWatch will be demonstrating the enhanced teledentistry platform in booth #2012.Since its launch in 2016, TeleDent has enabled the sharing of patient data, clinical information, and intraoral images in real-time or via store and fo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Pediatric vision test GoCheck Kids launches for iPhone
The FDA-cleared, HIPAA-compliant app looks to offer pediatricians a lower-cost alternative to purpose-built screening devices. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 5, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Video: Colorado Reporter Arrested; Police Cite HIPAA Violation
DENVER (Colorado Independent) - Police body camera footage released today shows two Denver officers told The Colorado Independent’s editor, Susan Greene, to “act like a lady” as they handcuffed and detained her in July for attempting to photograph them as they responded to a call on a public sidewalk. Greene was driving along East Colfax Avenue near the Colorado State Capitol building on the afternoon of July 5 when, by her account, she noticed Denver police surrounding a nearly naked African American man sitting handcuffed on the sidewalk, and stopped to see what was happening. (The man was later taken t...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Video: Colorado Reporter Arrested; Police Cite HIPAA Violation
DENVER (Colorado Independent) - Police body camera footage released today shows two Denver officers told The Colorado Independent’s editor, Susan Greene, to “act like a lady” as they handcuffed and detained her in July for attempting to photograph them as they responded to a call on a public sidewalk. Greene was driving along East Colfax Avenue near the Colorado State Capitol building on the afternoon of July 5 when, by her account, she noticed Denver police surrounding a nearly naked African American man sitting handcuffed on the sidewalk, and stopped to see what was happening. (The man was later taken t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 30, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Videos Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: HIPAA Falls Short in Protecting Health Info
(MedPage Today) -- Also, AI-based diagnosis, drugs via drones, and speech recognition errors (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 7, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Special Publication: 1800-1, Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices
Practice guide provides IT implementers and security engineers with a detailed architecture guided by standards and best practices from NIST and others, including coverage of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How a rushed California law will change the privacy and security landscape for mobile health apps
About the Author: Adam H. Greene, JD, MPH, a partner and co-chair of Davis Wright Tremaine ’s health information practice, and former Senior Health Information Technology and Privacy Specialist at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, where he was responsible for applying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules to health IT. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The iBeat Is a ‘Smart’ Watch, But It Can’t ‘Save Your Life’
The Emergency Medical Services and Fire industry is complex. Reporters covering Health and Health IT— including iBeat, the most recent darling — must carefully vet companies’ “Big Claims.” I do not often comment on articles written about other companies — particularly because, having been a journalist for the first half of my career, I empathize with the challenge of writing quickly about hot topics, especially when they are complex, technical, and the interview subject is a something of a celebrity. But journalists are in hindsight eulogizing the many signs that w...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathon S. Feit, MBA, MA Tags: Exclusive Articles Columns Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Lawyer recommends physicians should not bring Siri and Alexa to the office (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Virtual assistant programs like Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are not yet in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), warns an article published in Medical Economics. While it is... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence: The Game Changer of Medtech
The year 2018 has seen a good influx of innovative medical devices. Artificial intelligence (AI) serves as a critical component in most of these novel devices. FDA has defined artificial intelligence as: “A device or a product that can imitate intelligent behavior or mimics human learning and reasoning. Artificial Intelligence includes machine learning, neural networks, and natural language processing. Some terms used to describe artificial intelligence include: computer-aided detection/diagnosis, statistical learning, deep learning, or smart algorithms.” While AI has long been relegated to perform tasks like m...
Source: MDDI - July 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Mohammed Abdul Rahman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news