IncludeHealth launches equipment-agnostic digital musculoskeletal platform
(CincyTech) IncludeHealth, an internationally awarded digital health and performance company, announces the launch of IncludeConnect, a revolutionary musculoskeletal technology that brings digital capabilities to any equipment used for rehabilitation, performance training or general health. The platform connects, digitizes and integrates any piece of strength or cardio equipment into a HIPAA compliant, medical-grade software called the IncludeCloud ™ , allowing quantitative and qualitative measurement with feedback to drive better outcomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy and Novel Coronavirus
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Published: 2/2020. In light of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is providing this four-page bulletin to ensure that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways that patient information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in an outbreak of infectious disease or other emergency situation, and to serve as a reminder that the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MobiHealthNews' predictions for 2020: Big tech's here to stay, digital health moves through Gardner hype cycle and more
The MobiHealthNews staff shares its thoughts on how HIPAA, investor funding,  digital health commercialization and other focus areas will be changing over the course of the new year. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

MobiHealthNews' predictions for 2020: Big tech's here to stay, digital health moves through Gartner hype cycle and more
The MobiHealthNews staff shares its thoughts on how HIPAA, investor funding,  digital health commercialization and other focus areas will be changing over the course of the new year. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 28, 2020 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 final rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to adopt a modification to the requirements of the Telecommunication Standard Implementation Guide, Version D, Release 0 (Version D.0), August 2007. This modification allows covered entities to clearly distinguish whether a prescription is a partial fill, or a refill in the HIPAA transactions and may help prevent impermissible refills of Schedule II drugs. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 24, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following items: 1) Medicaid Managed Care Regulations; 2) Testing Experience and Functional Tools: Functional Assessment Standardized Items (FASI) Based on the CARE Tool; 3) Review and Approval Process for Waivers for State Innovation; 4) Medicaid Program Face-to-Face Requirements for Home Health Services and Supporting Regulations; 5) Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN); and 6) Administrative Simplification HIPAA Compliance Review. Comments are due by January 17, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 18, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Clinical supervision platform gets $2M seed funding
Atlanta-based Motivo is a HIPAA-compliant platform that connects pre-licensed therapists with clinical supervisors for the 200-hour licensing process. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

Cox Enterprises leads $2M seed funding for clinical supervision platform Motivo
Atlanta-based Motivo is a HIPAA-compliant platform that connects pre-licensed therapists with clinical supervisors for the 200-hour licensing process. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

AWS launches Amazon Transcribe Medical
The new HIPAA-compliant tool will be able to capture physician dictation or doctor-patient conversations.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

UK ’s NHS Will Use Amazon Alexa to Deliver Official Health Advice to Patients in the United Kingdom
Since Alexa is now programed to be compliant with HIPAA privacy rules, it’s likely similar voice assistance technologies will soon become available in US healthcare as well Shortages of physicians and other types of caregivers—including histopathologists and pathology laboratory workers—in the United Kingdom (UK) has the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) seeking alternate ways to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 2, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AI Alexa Alexa Skills Kit Source Type: news

Patients still facing big obstacles getting their own health data
Despite HIPAA's right of access rule, and CMS and ONC prioritizing consumer access in their forthcoming 21st Century Cures regs, a new scorecard shows that providers have work to do. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Ascension's health-data partnership with Google sparks federal inquiry
News of St. Louis-based Ascension Health's partnership with Google, in which it is sharing health data for millions of patients, has sparked a federal inquiry. The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services "will seek to learn more information about this mass collection of individuals' medical records to ensure that HIPAA protections were fully implemented," the office's director, Roger Severino, told the Wall Street Journal T uesday. The Wall Street Journal reported… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Ascension's health-data partnership with Google sparks federal inquiry
News of St. Louis-based Ascension Health's partnership with Google, in which it is sharing health data for millions of patients, has sparked a federal inquiry. The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services "will seek to learn more information about this mass collection of individuals' medical records to ensure that HIPAA protections were fully implemented," the office's director, Roger Severino, told the Wall Street Journal T uesday. The Wall Street Journal reported… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Kirn Source Type: news

Could a New Software Solution Help Medtech Address Connected Health Needs?
It's no secret that consumers expect their healthcare solutions to be convenient, personalized, accessible, and interoperable. But if a recent survey is any indication, the industry is falling short of delivering on those expectations. Salesforce, a cloud-based software company based in San Francisco, CA, found that only 40% of consumers say the communications they receive from the healthcare and life sciences industries feel relevant to them. Even more disturbing, nearly half (47%) say the healthcare industry is more focused on its own needs than those of patients, according to the company's Connected Healthcare Consumer ...
Source: MDDI - November 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Wellsville hospital parent agrees to $3M settlement with feds for security breaches
The parent of Jones Memorial Hospital will pay a $3 million settlement to the federal government following security breaches in 2015 and 2017. The University of Rochester Medical Center agreed to the settlement with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and to take corrective actions to settle potential privacy and security rule violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountabi lity Act (HIPAA). URMC, one of the state's largest health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Missouri ’s State Health Department Kept Spreadsheet Tracking Menstrual Periods of Planned Parenthood Patients
Missouri’s top health official testified Tuesday that the state health department kept a spreadsheet tracking the menstrual periods of women who visited Planned Parenthood in St. Louis — a revelation that has drawn scrutiny and raised questions about whether it was a violation of patient privacy. The spreadsheet — which Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams said was created to identify patients who had undergone failed abortions — included patients’ medical identification numbers, dates of medical procedures, gestational ages of fetuses, and the date o...
Source: TIME: Health - October 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized abortion Missouri onetime Source Type: news

HHS: Administrative Simplification: Rescinding the Adoption of the Standard Unique Health Plan Identifier and Other Entity Identifier
Final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind the unique health plan identifier (HPID) and other entity identifier (OEID) specifications and use requirements as part of HIPAA requirements included in the Affordable Care Act. Also removes the definitions for the "Controlling health plan" (CHP) and "Subhealth plan" (SHP). The rule will be effective on December 27, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - October 28, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Jackson Health System fined $2M for violations of HIPA law
Federal regulators issued a $2.15 million civili penalty against Jackson Health System for alleged violations of patient privacy laws. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said JHS, the public health system for Miami-Dade County, violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) multiple times between 2013 and 2016. The OCR said Jackson failed to provide ti mely and accurate information about breaches of patient data, conduct… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Jackson Health System fined $2M for violations of HIPAA law
Federal regulators issued a $2.15 million civili penalty against Jackson Health System for alleged violations of patient privacy laws. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said JHS, the public health system for Miami-Dade County, violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) multiple times between 2013 and 2016. The OCR said Jackson failed to provide ti mely and accurate information about breaches of patient data, conduct… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Jackson Health System fined $2M for violations of HIPAA law
Federal regulators issued a $2.15 million civili penalty against Jackson Health System for alleged violations of patient privacy laws. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said JHS, the public health system for Miami-Dade County, violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) multiple times between 2013 and 2016. The OCR said Jackson failed to provide ti mely and accurate information about breaches of patient data, conduct… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Former Roswell Park Nurse Charged with Stealing Pain Meds and Violating HIPAA
Kelsey A. Mulvey, Grand Island NY, fraud, tampering, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, hydromorphone, Dilaudid, methadone, oxycodone, lorazepam, Pyxis, water, waterborne infections, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 7, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

HHS Announces Culpability Limits for HIPAA Violations, Drops Annual Fines Owed by Providers
Clinical laboratories need to understand how their patients’ protected health information is being used and secured by vendors to avert data breaches and HHS penalties Most readers of The Dark Report, the sister publication to the Dark Daily, are aware that more than 24-million clinical laboratory patients had their protected health information (PHI) stolen during […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 16, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology civil money penalty clinical laboratory CMP cybersecurity Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Source Type: news

DDS Rescue Response to recent Ransomeware Attacks on Dental Offices.
Dear DDS Rescue Customer,As many of you might have heard, on Monday, August 26, a Ransomware attack was pushed out to hundreds of dental offices associated with PercSoft, The Digital Dental Record, and DDS Safe.To be clear, DDS Rescue is not associated with any of these companies and has not been attacked by Ransomware.All of our customers are protected and all data is secure. As your cybersecurity professionals, we do everything we can to maintain your data protection on a daily basis.Since this attack occurred, we have had a number of offices contact us with questions and we encourage our customers to continue to ask us ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UCLA adds license agreement with Theseus AI
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Theseus AI have signed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: UCLA's Hsu joins RSNA's new artificial intelligence journal UCLA offers ambulatory stroke care with mobile CT UCLA group cuts unnecessary x-rays for pelvic trauma UCLA signs on to Human Brain Project UCLA pays $865K fine to settle HIPAA violations (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Age Well with Smart HealthTech
America is going gray. According to U.S. Census data, in 2030 even the youngest Baby Boomers will have reached 65, and older Americans will make up 21 percent of the population. That’s up from 15 percent today. By 2060, nearly a quarter of Americans will be at least 65 and a half million will reach age 100. These changing demographics give urgency to the concept of “aging in place.” Nobody wants to lose their independence, but that’s the reality for many who are forced from their homes by cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes or other chron...
Source: MDDI - August 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Stephanie Van Ness Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Privacy beyond HIPAA in voice technology
Industry players warn that while  voice technology has the ability to reach a larger audience, it must be implemented with privacy as a top priority.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDNY EMS Warns of Data Breach
FDNY Shield   The Fire Department this week notified more than 10,000 patients whom the FDNY EMS had previously treated and or transported that their personal information may have been compromised by a loss of an agency employee’s personal external hard drive last March. The employee, who was authorized to access the records, had uploaded the information onto the personal external device, which was reported missing. Although there is no evidence to date that any of the information stored on the personal device has been accessed, the FDNY is treating the incident as if the information may have been seen by an una...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: FDNY Tags: News Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

OurPerioTeam ™ Cloud-Based Software Helps Periodontists Manage Referrals and Build Trust with GP Dentists in Real Time
 July 29, 2019 – Tucson, AZ– SkyDent Technologies, LLC, a software development company specializing in practice optimization solutions for dental specialists, recently launched OurPerioTeam™, a cloud-based software platform specifically designed to help periodontists expand their referral networks, co-manage patients and build trust among referring GP dentists.According to company co-founder, Deb Roberge, “The concept for Our Perio Team is the result of my decades of coaching and advising dental specialists throughout the United States. They needed an easy-to-use referral management platform to...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Minimizing legal fallout from HIPAA security breaches
Health care organizations are working to prevent security breaches, and more importantly, the individual and class action lawsuits that could follow when protected health information for clients is exposed. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Uber partners with S.F. health care startup to get patients to appointments
San Francisco-based Grand Rounds, a digital health company that helps large employers support their workers in navigating the complex medical system, has teamed up with Uber to ease getting members to their appointments, the company said Wednesday. The partnership lets Grand Rounds' care coordinators book rides for its over 4.5 million-person reach across the country. After an assessment period, the company hopes to integrate Uber's HIPAA-compliant health care interface straight into the Grand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 20, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Hannah Norman Source Type: news

Vonage and Pulsara Partner to Enable Mobile Telehealth Capabilities
HOLMDEL, N.J. -- Vonage (NYSE: VG), a global business cloud communications leader, today announced it has partnered with Pulsara, a healthcare mobile communications platform. Leveraging the OpenTok Live Video API, via Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, Pulsara connects clinicians across healthcare entities in real-time, enabling video chat telehealth capabilities between emergency responders and the critical care teams in the hospital. Nexmo APIs provide real-time video communications that allow organizations to deliver secure and HIPAA-compliant telehealth capabilities using encry...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 12, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pulsara (press release) Tags: Press Releases Operations Source Type: news

Who Took Home the Gold at the MDEAs?
When all was said and done, Ceribell Inc. took home the ultimate prize at the Medical Design Excellence Awards ceremony. The Mountain View, CA-based company won best-in-show for the Ceribell Rapid Response EEG. The device consists of a disposable headband and a mobile recorder that acquires and transmits data to a HIPAA compliant cloud portal for a specialist to review the patient's EEG from anywhere. “We’re excited that people are as enthusiastic about the technology as we are," Brad Bachedler, Principal Engineer at Ceribell, told MD+DI. Ceribell originally won FDA clearance for t...
Source: MDDI - June 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the extension and reinstatement of 4 information collections: End Stage Renal Disease Death Notification, End Stage Renal Disease Medical Evidence Report Medicare Entitlement, HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS), and state quality improvement information related to Medicaid managed care programs. Comments are due June 24, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 24, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Wearables, voice assistants face HIPAA hurdles but remain promising in clinical trials
This morning  MassBio hosted a panel on the use cases for the technology in clinical trials and beyond.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 22, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

What Are Barriers and Facilitators of Transitioning Youth to an Adult Health Care Provider?
Discussion Transitioning patients within or across health care facilities is a complex process. It is not a single step or point in time. For many patients the transition from pediatric to adult health care can be uncomplicated as patients and health care providers are ready for the transition and are seeking it. It should be a part of “developmental milestone” for adolescent visits. Asking adolescents about their future plans especially after high school or college often easily segues into this discussion easily. For other patients and families, there is anxiety and fear about the transition process. For yout...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 13, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

HHS slashes maximum fines for less-severe HIPAA violations
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights, which has the enforcement responsibility for HIPAA violations, has announced a cut to the maximum Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) for most Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations. As stated in the official notice from the OCR, released last month, “Current HHS regulations apply the same cumulative annual (civil monetary penalty) limit across four categories of violations. As a matter of enforcement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Kristen F. Johns and Beth E. Vessel Source Type: news

IHS: Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Information Collection: Indian Health Service Forms To Implement the Privacy Rule
Notice from the Indian Health Service (IHS) requesting comments on extending an approved information collection "IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule." The forms relate to authorization to use or disclose protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Comments are due July 2, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 3, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HHS: Enforcement Discretion Regarding HIPAA Civil Money Penalties
Notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding Civil Money Penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The enforcement discretion is effective indefinitely. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 30, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: HHS: Enforcement Discretion Regarding HIPAA Civil Money Penalties
Pre-publication notice from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding Civil Money Penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as amended by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2019 and the enforcement discretion will be effective indefinitely. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 26, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Amazon's Alexa approved to share HIPAA-regulated health information
Amazon ’s Alexa voice-assistant technology now meets federal privacy requirements that allow it to be used to collect and share health data.  Alexa’s software is now HIPAA-eligible, meaning qualified health care organizations and their business partners can build Alexa “skills” that transmit or r eceive protected health information, reports Health Data Management, a publication for healthcare IT professionals.  The HIPAA Privacy Rule, which applies to health care providers that conduct… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Amazon's Alexa approved to share HIPAA-regulated health information
Amazon ’s Alexa voice-assistant technology now meets federal privacy requirements that allow it to be used to collect and share health data.  Alexa’s software is now HIPAA-eligible, meaning qualified healthcare organizations and their business partners can build Alexa “skills” that transmit or re ceive protected health information, per Health Data Management, a publication for healthcare IT professionals.  The HIPAA Privacy Rule, which applies to health care providers that conduct transactions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Vuzix Partners with VSee Lab Inc. to Deliver a Telehealth and Telemedicine Smart Glasses Solution
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Vuzix® Corporation (NASDAQ: VUZI), ("Vuzix" or, the "Company"), a leading supplier of Smart Glasses and Augmented Reality (AR) technology and products, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with VSee Lab Inc. ("VSee"), a San Jose-based video telehealth company, to introduce a telehealth and telemedicine smart glasses solution for Vuzix' M300XL and Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses. VSee provides a HIPAA-compliant video telehealth and telemedicine video conferencing solution that is used by more than 1,000 telemedicine companies operating a...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 9, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Vuzix Corporation (press release) Tags: Press Releases Operations Source Type: news

Amazon's Alexa approved to share HIPAA-regulated health information
Amazon ’s Alexa voice-assistant technology now meets federal privacy requirements that allow it to be used to collect and share health data.  Alexa’s software is now HIPAA-eligible, meaning qualified healthcare organizations and their business partners can build Alexa “skills” that transmit or re ceive protected health information, per Health Data Management, a publication for healthcare IT professionals.  The HIPAA Privacy Rule, which applies to health care providers that conduct transactions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Amazon's Alexa approved to share HIPAA-regulated health information
Amazon ’s Alexa voice-assistant technology now meets federal privacy requirements that allow it to be used to collect and share health data.  Alexa’s software is now HIPAA-eligible, meaning qualified healthcare organizations and their business partners can build Alexa “skills” that transmit or re ceive protected health information, per Health Data Management, a publication for healthcare IT professionals.  The HIPAA Privacy Rule, which applies to health care providers that conduct transactions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Amazon's Alexa approved to share HIPAA-regulated health information
Amazon ’s Alexa voice-assistant technology now meets federal privacy requirements that allow it to be used to collect and share health data.  Alexa’s software is now HIPAA-eligible, meaning qualified healthcare organizations and their business partners can build Alexa “skills” that transmit or re ceive protected health information, per Health Data Management, a publication for healthcare IT professionals.  The HIPAA Privacy Rule, which applies to health care providers that conduct transactions… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Amazon Alexa celebrates HIPAA-compliant data transfer with six new healthcare skills
Developed by providers, payers and other stakeholders, each of the new voice-based services is designed to conveniently bring health knowledge and management into the home. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

DrChrono, Beam Health ink deal allowing doctors to conduct smartphone video consults
Doctors already using the DrChrono system will be able to see their patients via an HD,  HIPAA-compliant smartphone video.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Request for comments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding a proposed information collection related to identity tracking for people accessing the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System (HETS). HIPAA Security rules require employees using the system to have a unique identifier assigned by their provider office, health plan, group health plan, or clearinghouse. Comments are due May 17, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 18, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Using wearable devices in clinical trials
Brandy Chittester, chief of clinical operations, IMARC Globally, more than 325 million people own wearable, connected devices, and more than 2.5 billion own smartphones. Using wearable devices in clinical trials can bring huge benefits, however, there are also concerns. Here’s a look at how researchers are using wearable devices — and what you should consider before using them in your own research. How wearable devices are advancing medicine Right now, ClinicalTrials.gov, a global database of clinical trials, lists nearly 200 trials with “wearable devices” or “wearable technology” in t...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Human trafficking and HIPAA: what the health care professional needs to know - Powell C, Asbill M, Brew S, Stoklosa H.
As health-care-professional awareness about human trafficking rises and clinicians recognize their role as first responders to human-trafficking victims, they are thrust into in a unique position at the intersection of health and law. Recent literature ind... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news