Search Tag: HIPAA

Executive Health Management

Medical Image Exchange in the Cloud: A More Efficient Way

2019 13 Nov

Summary: In the drive for patient engagement, what benefits does cloud computing have over delivery formats of imaging records widely used today? Medical imaging is an important element of most healthcare processes and contributes to accurate disease diagnosis and treatment. Medical imaging technology is advancing and improving every day and... Read more

Executive Health Management

The Internet of Things and On-line Security

2019 03 Sep

The Internet of Things (IoT) means all sorts of devices we use today, be it at home or in the workplace, are practically linked/connected to each other or to a network. While such connectivity leads to improved efficiency in what we do (eg, smartphones for fast communication), security experts warn that the IoT puts these connected devices at... Read more

IMAGING Management

How-to 'Twitter': Starter's guide to navigating the radiology Twitterverse

2019 22 May

A starter’s guide for radiologists unfamiliar with Twitter to highlight benefits of active Twitter involvement and remove perceived barriers to active Twitter use The dominion of social media has transformed the way healthcare professionals and organisations connect with patients and interact with members and peers in the medical community.... Read more

IT Management

Alexa gains HIPAA compliant status

2019 16 Apr

Amazon has amped up the capability of its voice assistant, Alexa , which now boasts about half a dozen new medical skills. For instance, a user can request help by asking this question “Alexa, find me a doctor” and obtain a prompt response from the voice assistant. You might also like: What can healthcare learn from Amazon? The upgrade... Read more

IT Management

Hospital Fined $387,000 for HIPAA Violation

2017 29 May

Unlawful disclosure of protected health information (PHI) has cost a New York City hospital a $387,000 settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Spencer Cox Center for Health, now the Institute for Advanced Medicine run by St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, was penalised following a complaint received... Read more

Executive Health Management

Gun Control Effort Affects Hospitals?

2016 09 Jan

New gun control initiatives by President Barack Obama will result in a modification of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy rule. This means that there will be room to allow certain covered entities to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of individuals who are... Read more

IT Management

Low Confidence in Interoperability Goals

2015 13 Aug

A study finds that only a small number (17 percent) of healthcare providers are optimistic that the industry will meet the 10-year goal for nationwide interoperability, set last year by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Scrypt, an Austin, Tx.–based document management solutions provider, surveyed more... Read more

Executive Health Management

Moral Implications Of Patients Recording Conversations With Physicians

2015 24 Mar

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have conducted a study of the ethical implications of patients and their families secretly recording conversations they have with physicians. Now that smartphones are ubiquitous and equipped with the technology to capture such conversations, the frequency of recordings is expected... Read more