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 unautho...
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 implement my re...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news