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

Sen. Warner enlists healthcare industry help on cybersecurity
[Image courtesy of Blogtrepreneur on Flickr, per Creative Commons 2.0 license]U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) wrote a letter to several healthcare organizations yesterday, asking their help in improving cybersecurity in the industry. A member of the Senate Finance Committee and chair of the Senate cybersecurity caucus, Warner pointed to apparent gaps in oversight, expressed concern about the impact of cyberattacks on the health care sector, and said he wants to help develop strategies that strengthen information security. Ransomeware and other cyberattacks have stunned the healthcare industry. The 2017 WannaCry attack aff...
Source: Mass Device - February 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Featured Health Information Technology News Well AdvaMed Bayer senatormarkwarner Siemens Source Type: news

Server Stolen from Waco Dental Clinic
As DDS Rescue has explained in newsletters and with talking directly with our Doctors and potential Doctors, theft does happen and it can be costly. The Dental Office who had their server stolen was not a client of DDS Rescue- and this was preventable. The Breach happened on January 22, 2019 and effected 6,289 patients'information.DDS Rescue would like to remind all our current customers to call us to get your HIPAA Security Risk Assessment so we can work with you on HIPAA Compliance - this HIPAA Compliance Program is included with your existing monthly service bill. Please call 800-998-9048 ext. 202.To all potential custo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 21, 2019 Category: Dentistry 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: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 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 Special Topics - October 27, 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