MD Anderson Cancer Center Fined $4.3M for HIPAA Violations MD Anderson Cancer Center Fined $4.3M for HIPAA Violations
The HHS Office of Civil Rights has levied a hefty $4.3 million fine on the MD Anderson Cancer Center for failing to encrypt patient electronic health records.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Siemens, CVS, Athenahealth back new Pa.-based medtech accelerator
Siemens (NYSE:SI), CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) and Athenahealth (NYSE:ATHN) have joined on as backers of Smart Health Innovation Lab, a new Lancaster, Penn.-based medtech accelerator that opened this week. The accelerator was developed collaboratively by Aspire Ventures, Capital BlueCross, Clio Health and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, according to a press release. The incubator lab will provide a 12-week certification process to support innovative healthcare technologies. “We share a common vision with the Smart Health Innovation Lab to enhance collaboration and innovation across the healthcare ecosystem. As t...
Source: Mass Device - June 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Research & Development Athenahealth Inc. CVS Health Siemens Source Type: news

Utah Paramedics Now Access Patient Outcome Data: A Full-Circle Success Story
Most EMS providers are familiar with the lack of closure that comes from caring for a patient on the way to the emergency department, but not finding out the patient’s outcome after care is turned over to the hospital staff. This lack of follow-up can be frustrating and may also be a missed opportunity for both EMS and hospital providers to learn from each other and their experiences. Gold Cross Ambulance, an EMS provider that has serviced Salt Lake City, Utah, for the last 50 years, has recognized this and seized the chance to improve its quality of care and create a more complete patient care record by exchanging data....
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMS.gov Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting News Source Type: news

Utah Paramedics Now Access Patient Outcome Data: A Full-Circle Success Story
Most EMS providers are familiar with the lack of closure that comes from caring for a patient on the way to the emergency department, but not finding out the patient’s outcome after care is turned over to the hospital staff. This lack of follow-up can be frustrating and may also be a missed opportunity for both EMS and hospital providers to learn from each other and their experiences. Gold Cross Ambulance, an EMS provider that has serviced Salt Lake City, Utah, for the last 50 years, has recognized this and seized the chance to improve its quality of care and create a more complete patient care record by exchanging data....
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMS.gov Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting News Source Type: news

Utah Paramedics Now Access Patient Outcome Data: A Full-Circle Success Story
Most EMS providers are familiar with the lack of closure that comes from caring for a patient on the way to the emergency department, but not finding out the patient’s outcome after care is turned over to the hospital staff. This lack of follow-up can be frustrating and may also be a missed opportunity for both EMS and hospital providers to learn from each other and their experiences. Gold Cross Ambulance, an EMS provider that has serviced Salt Lake City, Utah, for the last 50 years, has recognized this and seized the chance to improve its quality of care and create a more complete patient care record by exchanging data....
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMS.gov Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting News Source Type: news

Utah Paramedics Now Access Patient Outcome Data: A Full-Circle Success Story
Most EMS providers are familiar with the lack of closure that comes from caring for a patient on the way to the emergency department, but not finding out the patient’s outcome after care is turned over to the hospital staff. This lack of follow-up can be frustrating and may also be a missed opportunity for both EMS and hospital providers to learn from each other and their experiences. Gold Cross Ambulance, an EMS provider that has serviced Salt Lake City, Utah, for the last 50 years, has recognized this and seized the chance to improve its quality of care and create a more complete patient care record by exchanging data....
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 10, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: EMS.gov Tags: Documentation & Patient Care Reporting News Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re not necessarily n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

How to Build GDPR and HIPAA Compliant Health Apps
The adoption of cloud and mobile technologies in healthcare is disrupting the services delivery models, and responsibilities and risks for involved actors. By their very nature, eHealth applications collect and manage health sensitive data and, therefore, need to comply with security and privacy requirements defined by data protection laws such as the EU GDPR or US HIPAA. With the delivery model based on cloud and mobile technologies, developers are responsible for compliance with such laws, and this represents a huge challenge for them. For developers this transition and dealing with health data is an extremely painful, c...
Source: eHealth News EU - April 25, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Publications Download Source Type: news

Viz.ai wins FDA nod automated CT perfusion software
Artificial Intelligence healthcare developer Viz.ai said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Viz CTP computed tomography perfusion image processing and analysis software. The San Francisco-based company said that the software compliments its current offerings, which include automated large vessel occlusion stroke identification, stroke triage and LVO notification, patient selection, medical image viewing, transport coordination and HIPAA-compliant communications.. “In stroke, good patient outcomes can come down to a matter of minutes. We are proud to offer hospital systems a comprehensive solution that ca...
Source: Mass Device - April 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Software / IT vizai Source Type: news

How GDPR affects personal data use in clinical trials
Lisa Wickert, Clinical Research Associate, IMARC On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in the European Union (EU). This regulation has a broad scope beyond companies performing clinical research – all personal data falls under this jurisdiction which includes web search engines, social media, and much more. But specifically, how does this new regulation affect personal data collected during a clinical trial and what do Sponsors and Contract Research Organizations (CROs) need to do to ensure compliance?  Here we aim to address the highlights of the GDPR and its implications on clinical...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Through Partnership With Lyft, Acuity Link Now Offers Full Suite of Medical Transportation Options for Healthcare Providers
YARMOUTH PORT, Mass. – Non-emergency medical transportation systems (NEMT) for hospitals and other medical care providers are expected to run more efficiently and provide expanded service options to patients thanks to a new partnership between Acuity Link and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. As part of the partnership, Acuity Link’s HIPAA-compliant NEMT logistic management dashboard will now support Lyft’s ride-hailing functionality. With the added capability of Lyft, Acuity Link’s software is now one of the nation’s leading all-inclusive NEMT platform for, all levels of ca...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Through Partnership With Lyft, Acuity Link Now Offers Full Suite of Medical Transportation Options for Healthcare Providers
YARMOUTH PORT, Mass. – Non-emergency medical transportation systems (NEMT) for hospitals and other medical care providers are expected to run more efficiently and provide expanded service options to patients thanks to a new partnership between Acuity Link and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. As part of the partnership, Acuity Link’s HIPAA-compliant NEMT logistic management dashboard will now support Lyft’s ride-hailing functionality. With the added capability of Lyft, Acuity Link’s software is now one of the nation’s leading all-inclusive NEMT platform for, all levels of ca...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Through Partnership With Lyft, Acuity Link Now Offers Full Suite of Medical Transportation Options for Healthcare Providers
YARMOUTH PORT, Mass. – Non-emergency medical transportation systems (NEMT) for hospitals and other medical care providers are expected to run more efficiently and provide expanded service options to patients thanks to a new partnership between Acuity Link and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. As part of the partnership, Acuity Link’s HIPAA-compliant NEMT logistic management dashboard will now support Lyft’s ride-hailing functionality. With the added capability of Lyft, Acuity Link’s software is now one of the nation’s leading all-inclusive NEMT platform for, all levels of ca...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Through Partnership With Lyft, Acuity Link Now Offers Full Suite of Medical Transportation Options for Healthcare Providers
YARMOUTH PORT, Mass. – Non-emergency medical transportation systems (NEMT) for hospitals and other medical care providers are expected to run more efficiently and provide expanded service options to patients thanks to a new partnership between Acuity Link and Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. As part of the partnership, Acuity Link’s HIPAA-compliant NEMT logistic management dashboard will now support Lyft’s ride-hailing functionality. With the added capability of Lyft, Acuity Link’s software is now one of the nation’s leading all-inclusive NEMT platform for, all levels of ca...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Acuity Link, Cataldo Ambulance Service partner to enhance Boston area non-emergency transport service
BOSTON – Acuity Link, a provider of software solutions used to automate and optimize non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), and Cataldo Ambulance Service, the leading medical transportation provider in the Northeast U.S., have partnered to enhance the medical transportation operations for multi-level health care systems and patients. Cataldo will begin utilizing Acuity Link’s transportation logistics software to coordinate its non-emergency transportation operations, which h will provide improved efficiency, transparency and end-results for the health care entities serviced by the company and their patients. ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news