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 linker.”He ...
Source: EyeForPharma - January 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicola Davies 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 linker.”He ...
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 DICOM data sets via an intuitive web-b...
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 themselves. Many o...
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 data. Altho...
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