August 15, 2017 in Uncategorized
With the increasing consumer demand for telehealth accessibility, congress is currently evaluating eight bills that increase access and availability for telehealth and telemedicine for Americans.
October 28, 2014 in In the News
“Hospital caregivers typically bring their own mobile devices to work and use them to share clinical and care coordination information other members of their multidisciplinary care team. It’s a practice that screams “HIPAA violation.”
October 13, 2014 in In the News
The potential benefits brought by an interconnected world via the Internet is amazing, especially when it comes to the mundane and sometimes laborious such as getting in touch with your doctor via the phone. Physicians are often notoriously busy people, and it’s common to wait on hold during a phone call for 15 minutes or more, until the doctor has two minutes to chat. Luckily, more providers are adopting technological communications into their practices: starting with secure email portals for their patients. Although some people worry that this technology is phasing out physicians, a new study published in October in the journal Health Affairs shows the inclusion of secured email communication has actually made patient-doctor talks more efficient.
September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
We want your feedback today! Sponsored by the Forum on Health Innovation, a collaboration of Harvard’s Business and Medical School, the Health Acceleration Challenge looks for “proven ideas that have the potential to do great things for the US health care delivery system.”
September 17, 2014 in In the News
Physicians are often stuck with the timeless struggle of getting patients interested in their day-to-day well-being, and mobile healthcare technology—also known as mHealth—is making the battle easier by pushing people to take better care of themselves and be more alert about their health. While some studies have (at times) shown complex devices like smartphone apps, biometric clothing and fitness trackers can improve outpatient decisions, even something simple like reminding people via text message about their dietary choices can improve overall health awareness and comprehension, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
September 01, 2014 in In the News
The end of a beautiful Labor Day weekend was met by the very unfortunate news of the leaked photos of more than 100 female celebrities. Whether these photos were nude or not, it has raised serious questions, although not new questions, regarding the security of Apple’s iCloud.
August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized
In a booming industry like healthcare – where time is of the essence – abbreviations rule. Words become a hassle (at least the entire word) and are usually shortened or abbreviated into something else. Soon terms may start to be used interchangeably even if they may not mean the same thing.
August 20, 2014 in Safety First Series
Social media, technology, security, and you.
August 11, 2014 in Safety First Series
Don’t forget about your Patients: Help them, help you! Recap: From employees to volunteers to trainees to management – everyone needs to undergo HIPAA training to learn what their responsibilities are in the workplace when it comes to keeping Patient information private and secure. They only have once chance to do it right – you can’t replace a Patient’s privacy once it’s lost!