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 the description. This in...
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 cus...
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 dental systems. By part...
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