By Wes Barker & Christian Johnson – New ONC research shows a more than 20% rise in the number of apps that integrate with certified EHRs. A manuscript highlighting the findings of this research was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: “The Ecosystem of Apps and Software integrated with Certified Health Information Technology”.Read More
By Susan Walberg JD MPA CHC – As I have written in previous articles about HIPAA and health-tech, many apps in the marketplace have been largely unregulated with respect to the privacy and security of healthcare data. In order for healthcare-related apps to be regulated, for the most part, they needed to be covered under HIPAA.
The Federal Trade Commission issued a policy statement affirming that health apps and connected devices that collect or use consumers’ health information must comply with the Health Breach Notification Rule, which requires that they notify consumers and others when their health data is breached.
By Devin Partida – The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a popular topic of conversation today. While these regulations and how they pertain to hospital security practices have always been relevant, they’ve attained unprecedented press recently.
By Devin Partida – The rise of internet-based health apps has made it easier than ever for patients to use their smartphones to share medical data with providers, receive test results digitally, and more. However, some concerned parties point out that the increased data access may not always align with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
CMS launched a new app that gives consumers a modernized Medicare experience with direct access on a mobile device to some of the most-used content on Medicare.gov. The new “What’s Covered” app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see….
By John Halamka MD – In a previous blog post, I shared an excerpt from the new book that Paul Cerrato and I just completed, The Transformative Power of Mobile Medicine. Here is a second excerpt from Chapter 3, “Exploring the Strengths and Weaknesses of Mobile Health Apps.”
By John Halamka MD – In a recent blog post, I talked about the new book that Paul Cerrato and I just completed, The Transformative Power of Mobile Medicine. In that post, we shared the Preface to the book in the hope that it might pique readers’ interest in mobile health.
By David Sawin – Missed appointments are one of those not-so-obvious ways hospitals are losing money each year. The reported cost is an astonishing $150 billion dollars per year in missed revenue.