Health IT Pulse:

October, 2016

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October 24, 2016  10:58 AM

Digital health a ‘first responder’ for behavioral health conditions

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
behavioral health, Connected Health

One in five adults in the United States suffer from mental illness, and many of them will consult their smartphones before they do a health professional. However, with digital health often acting as first responder, and many apps claiming they can help people who suffer from behavioral health...

October 17, 2016  5:25 PM

ONC official: Hospitals may already be familiar with new MACRA provisions

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
ONC, patient data privacy

BALTIMORE --Two main points stood out most when a leading ONC official took the stage at today’s AHIMA conference: MACRA and data segmentation for patient privacy. The release of the...

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October 13, 2016  10:20 AM

The trade-off to big data in healthcare: Privacy

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Big Data, Data privacy

Big data in healthcare presents many positive possibilities for patient care. But as David Lazarus writes in his recent column in the Los Angeles Times, while big data presents many benefits -- including being able to anticipate a patient's health problems and intervene early -- it could also have...


October 12, 2016  1:45 PM

OCR HIPAA guidance

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Cloud Computing, HIPAA, OCR

As Boston lawyer and HIPAA healthcare expert David Harlow points out in his eminently useful blog post on the


October 9, 2016  12:45 PM

SearchHealthIT takes on Dreamforce

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Artificial intelligence, cloud, CRM

I thought the annual Healthcare Information Management Systems Society conference was overwhelming, with the constant stream of people,


October 6, 2016  2:02 PM

HHS awards funding for cybersecurity threat information sharing

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
cybersecurity, hhs, Information sharing, ONC

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded funding to a Florida-based healthcare data sharing center to build a more effective system of information sharing about cyberthreats. The Office of the National Coordinator for...

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