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 the te...
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 all over ...
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