Search Tag: Privacy

IT Management

Cybersecurity-and-privacy-best-practices-for-medical-practitioners

2023 15 Sep

Many private practitioners are deploying information systems in their private medical facilities to take care of various processes such as patient on-boarding, patient record keeping, patient accounts amongst others. However, there is less effort to ensure that these information systems have the necessary controls to safeguard patients records and...Read more

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity-and-privacy-best-practices-for-medical-practitioners

2023 15 Sep

Many private practitioners are deploying information systems in their private medical facilities to take care of various processes such as patient on-boarding, patient record keeping, patient accounts amongst others. However, there is less effort to ensure that these information systems have the necessary controls to safeguard patients records and...Read more

IT Management

Apps-are-designed-to-gather-your-data-says-bmj-study

2021 26 Jul

Researchers analysed more than 20,000 health apps and found that the vast majority - or about 88%, were built with the ability to collect or share user data, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.  This cross-sectional study, based in Australia investigated whether and what user data are collected...Read more

Enterprise Imaging

Acquiring-and-securing-medical-images-with-mobile-devices

2021 21 Jul

With smartphones being used for anything and everything these days, healthcare providers are also capturing medical photos on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. When it comes to imaging quality, most mobile devices can take pictures to rival high-end digital SLR cameras. This makes mobile devices a powerful tool for enterprise imaging,...Read more

IT Management

How-ai-hesitancy-is-hindering-healthcare

2019 03 Sep

Artificial intelligence is behind the development of innovative tools that are increasingly used in healthcare, including health chatbots and virtual assistants. Some hospitals have already deployed chatbots to help patients schedule appointments with their doctors. There are also chatbots that assist patients in learning to cope with some chronic conditions. ...Read more

IMAGING Management

Consumers-empowered-by-medical-selfies

2019 02 Jul

Taking a medical ‘selfie’ could be key to patient-centred health confirms study from Queensland University of Technology (QUT).   Dr. Kara Burns conducted the research as part of her PhD and discovered consumers felt reassured when they were able to contact their clinicians with visual updates post-care. The two-part study published in Journal...Read more

IT Management

Survey-finds-privacy-and-security-key-barriers-to-interoperability

2019 02 Jul

  The exchange of health information between hospitals and other provider organisations could result in more efficient delivery of care. A new survey, however, finds that security and data privacy issues continue to pose a big challenge in promoting interoperability in healthcare . The survey was conducted by the Trusted Network Accreditation Program...Read more

IT Management

Privacy-security-forum-2016

2016 05 Dec

Privacy & Security Forum 2016 -HIMSS Event Playing to Win in the Cyber Era Conquer tomorrow’s most daunting privacy and security threats at the only peer-to-peer networking event focused on healthcare’s unique challenges. From prevention and detection to response and recovery, get practical solutions you can put into action right away. Read more

Executive Health Management

How-do-you-keep-the-hippocratic-oath-in-a-modern-world-of-information-exchange

2016 27 Jan

The Hippocratic Oath, one of the most famous texts in medicine, and perhaps one of the most famous oaths in any profession, is seen as a rite of passage when qualifying as a physician. It represents a commitment to, and the upholding of, ethical standards in medicine. As a qualified GP I remember the sense of pride in taking the oath, and my firm belief...Read more

Health Management

Big-data-opportunities-for-healthcare-organisations

2016 05 Jan

Healthcare organisations need to make much better use of the health data that they hold and to share that use with other organisations in order to scale up their learning opportunities and improve the quality and efficiency of the healthcare they provide.  At the level of the individual patient, guideline and decision support systems, notification and...Read more

Health Management

Dipak-kalra

2016 05 Jan

1. What are your key areas of interest and research?  Helping to drive the future evolution of electronic health records (EHRs) to be a rich, holistic and smart information resource to all players involved in healthcare and research. My present areas of focus include semantic interoperability, enabling meaning to be understood by people and computers...Read more

IT Management

Social-media-should-doctors-and-patients-interact

2015 01 Dec

Social media has dramatically altered the way many of us interact and connect with one another both personally and professionally. The widespread use of these new communication technologies, however, has created a number of potential ethical and legal challenges. This one question, for example: Is it okay to be Facebook friends with your doctor?  ...Read more

IT Management

Figure-1-crowdsourcing-for-clinicians

2015 17 Jul

As its name suggests, Figure 1 is a mobile app for sharing images. Medical professionals can upload photos, x-rays, biopsies and other images of their patients' health conditions or disorders. Figure 1, also referred to as “Instagram for doctors", lets colleagues chime in with comments, questions and potential diagnoses. The app was launched in May...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

Health Management

Integrity-and-the-personal-health-record

2014 08 Nov

Carlos Costa Assistant Professor José Luis Oliveira Associate Professor University of Aveiro, DETI / IEETA, Aveiro, Portugal BMD Software Lda   Key Points • Citizens are becoming increasingly concerned about their personal health information. • Personal health records (PHR) put the control of these data in their...Read more

IT Management

Google-glass-brings-privacy-issues-to-the-fore

2014 29 Jul

A recent article in The Atlantic looks at privacy concerns surrounding Google Glass. The device, introduced to the UK and U.S. markets in May 2014, has stirred up enthusiasm in the healthcare field for its potential applications that can enhance clinical efficiency and doctor-patient interaction.  The device is packed with features that respond...Read more

IT Management

Mobile-health-apps-are-your-data-safe

2014 26 Jul

Renowned tech companies such as Apple Inc. and Google Inc. are stepping up efforts towards development of health-focused services for apps developers. However, this has intensified debate around the collection of consumer data via those apps on smartphones and other mobile devices. For example, Apple's HealthKit, unveiled during the company's developer...Read more

Executive Health Management

Access-to-e-health-data-outweighs-privacy

2014 24 Jun

For half of UK patients with chronic medical conditions, the ability to access and control their health data online takes precedence over privacy risks associated with electronic health records. An Accenture Patient Engagement Survey conducted between 21 February and 16 March 2014 polled 519 healthy people and 500 individuals in the UK...Read more

IT Management

Global-certification-for-healthcare-standards-in-security-and-privacy-introduced-by-isc-2-r

2013 11 Nov

The ‘HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner’ (HCISPPSM) is the world’s first foundational standard for evaluating assessing information security and privacy expertise within the healthcare industry launched by (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”). The world’s largest not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators...Read more

IMAGING Management

Confidentiality-and-safety-dominate-debate-on-mobile-technology-in-radiology

2013 11 Mar

Today at ECR experts will focus on mobile technology and weigh the pros and cons of using tablets in radiology in the Special Focus Session, ‘Tablets in radiology: friend or foe’.  In less than five years, tablets, and especially the iPad, have made their way into research, education and general communication in medicine. The speakers will give...Read more