Telemedicine & Telehealth Emerge as Medical & Healthcare Marketing Opportunities during COVID – Health Article

Home » Blog » Healthcare Technology » Telemedicine & Telehealth Emerge as Medical Marketing Opportunities During COVID March 17, 2020, may well be remembered as the day the telemedicine revolution finally took off. Telemedicine and Telehealth‘s adoption, fast-tracked by Coronavirus/COVID, will create profound changes in how healthcare services are provided — while also spawning new healthcare marketing opportunities. Telemedicine & Telehealth: Innovation & Opportunities Earlier last month, in the interest of public safety, the federal government largely removed two huge and…

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VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data – Health Article

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does the VA receive?” asked Rep. Susie Lee (D-Nev.), chair of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization, during a hearing on Wednesday. “What is…

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HealthPopuli.com – Health Article

There’s less talk about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency at #CES2020. The most important currency under discussion is Trust. We have begun a consumer electronics migration from the past decade of the Internet of Things to this next decade of the Intelligence of Things. The different “I’s” signal the transition from devices that have connected to the Internet and generated data from our everyday lives, to the next ten years of gathering that data, mashing it up for meaning, and feeding back…

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Email breach at Chicago’s Sinai Health System puts data of 12,500 at risk – Health Article

A data security incident at Chicago-based Sinai Health System may have exposed the personal and health information of about 12,000 patients. In October, data forensic specialists determined that patient information could be at risk after an unknown third party gained unauthorized access to the email accounts of two employees at the four-hospital delivery system. The forensics investigation found no evidence that any patient information was removed from Sinai Health’s email accounts or systems. The organization also is not aware of…

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2019 was a tumultuous year for HIPAA enforcement – Health Article

HIPAA experienced yet another year of attention, questioning and enforcement. The issues around in 2019 were not necessarily new, although arguably approaches are beginning to change. Getting a handle on the issues may provide a means for better adherence to privacy and security principles contained in HIPAA and improving all overall operations. From the enforcement perspective, 2019 saw the first two settlements involving the individual right to access as well as settlements based on more of the same. As would…

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The Intrusion of Big Tech into Healthcare Threatens Patients’ Rights – Health Article

By ANDREW DORSCH, MD The question of how much time I spend in front of the screen has pestered me professionally and personally.  A recent topic of conversation among parents at my children’s preschool has been how much screen time my toddlers’ brain can handle. It was spurred on by a study in JAMA Pediatrics that evaluated the association between screen time and brain structure in toddlers. The study reported that those children who spent more time with electronic devices…

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Digital Dentistry Will Soon Be The Rule, Not The Exception – Health Article

Dec 162019 Digital Dentistry Will Soon Be The Rule, Not The Exception Dental hygiene related apps have been a feature of the medtech world for a few years, but only now are they permeating professional dental care. Forbes has noted the trickle of algorithm-led dentistry into clinics, and is now predicting that digital dentistry will become a key component of everyday practice. For many patients and clinics alike, these new developments will enable greater levels of care. Involvement in daily habits The key…

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Manage HIPAA Compliance For Your Business – Health Article

Dec 162019 Manage HIPAA Compliance For Your Business By Ken Lynch, founder, Reciprocity. The HIPAA outlines the standard security practices that organizations handling protected health information (PHI) need to adhere to. Whether your business is compliant with the HIPAA or not can have a huge impact on how you handle your business. If you are non-compliant, you risk being involved in data breaches, which results in a domino effect. A single breach can lead to the loss of valuable customer…

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HIPAA Compliance and The Cloud – Health Article

Dec 122019 HIPAA Compliance and The Cloud By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. Developments in technology have had a profound impact on nearly every aspect of our lives. We can hardly get through an hour without tech having an effect on what we’re doing, let alone a full day. From the morning alarm on our smartphones, to the Bluetooth sound system in our cars, to the social media accounts we share everything on, technology surrounds us. Perhaps one of the aspects that…

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Extending Legacy Systems To The Cloud For Secure Communications – Health Article

Nov 152019 Extending Legacy Systems To The Cloud For Secure Communications By Paul Banco, CEO, etherFAX. Paul Banco Today, the average cost of a healthcare data breach is $429 per record. When organizations factor in the loss of productivity, the amount of civil complaints and fines levied, plus the public relations besmirching, the cost implications skyrocket. In 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights concluded a record year in HIPAA enforcement activity – 10 settlement…

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Health Care Renewal: Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Secretly Gathers Personal Health Data on Millions of Americans – Health Article

I have long written that leadership of EMR technology by the wrong people will create exceptionally adverse outcomes, clinically speaking.  The same appears true socially.  In fact, adverse social outcomes (especially with regard to societal power structures) is one of the pillars of the domain of Social Informatics, the field that studies social impacts of new information & communication technologies (ICTs), about which I’ve taught and written.  (See http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january99/kling/01kling.html) Now there’s this stunning new story regarding clinical data trafficking.  Original…

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HIPAA RFI Comments: Patient Privacy Rights – Health Article

By ADRIAN GROPPER and DEBORAH C. PEEL Adrian Gropper Deborah C. Peele Among other rich nations, US healthcare stands out as both exceptionally privatized and exceptionally expensive. And taken overall, we have the worst health outcomes among the Western Democracies. On one hand, regulators are reluctant to limit private corporate action lest we reduce innovation and patient choice and promote moral hazards. On the other hand, a privatized marketplace for services requires transparency of costs and quality and a minimum of…

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