Health IT Pulse:

January, 2012

January 31, 2012  1:04 PM

Physicians, patients share accountability for PHI safety

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
health care data breach, HIPAA, PHI, PHI encryption, social media

The relationship between patients and physicians -- particularly with social media’s growing role -- is a hot topic in today's health care space. Patients want access to their medical records through new channels, such as instant messaging and Facebook, but some physicians aren’t too keen on...

January 30, 2012  12:08 PM

More than 19 million Americans affected by health care data breach

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
data breaches, PHI encryption

More than 19 million Americans have been affected by a health care data breach since September 2009, when tougher HIPAA compliance laws went into effect after the HITECH Act...

January 26, 2012  12:14 PM

Mobile communications drive medical data breach increase

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
data breaches, mHealth, mobile health technologies, patient engagement, PHI encryption

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant A combination of an increase in mobile device usage and the development of doctor-patient interaction via certain social network sites will put a greater emphasis on

January 25, 2012  1:00 PM

GAO puts quality group under microscope for EHR Incentive Program lag

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
CMS, EHR incentive program, EHRIP, gao, hhs, NQF

The General Accountability Office (GAO) last week issued a report focused on health IT and meaningful use. It addressed how and why U.S. Department of Health and Human...

January 24, 2012  11:37 AM

ECRI Institute offers health care social media tips

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
HIPAA Privacy Rule, Risk management, social media

It is trending whether you like it or not -- health care social media has gained much traction over the last five years. So much so, ECRI Institute -- a nonprofit research organization aimed at improving patient care based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. -- recently released "Social Media in Healthcare,"...

January 23, 2012  2:11 PM

Global PACS market to double by 2017, report says

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
physician productivity, picture archiving, radiology, Storage and PACS

The worldwide picture archiving and communication system (PACS) market is set to grow from $2.8 billion in 2012 to $5.4 billion in 2017, according to the firm

January 19, 2012  4:15 PM

Big data targets the health care industry

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Big Data, clinical data analytics, health data storage, patient data security

It's no surprise that more pundits are starting to sing about big data and health care sittin' in a tree -- after all, the health care industry generates huge volumes of data, much of it unstructured. A

January 18, 2012  4:18 PM

Tap UK’s government site for health IT advice

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
health data security, Health IT, ipad, mHealth

Cruising the Web to check out a U.K. paper Brian Dolan over at MobiHealth News blogged about (the upshot: For iPad EHR implementations, the IT authorities do not recommend "Bring your own device" policies) led...

January 16, 2012  12:43 PM

FDA reviewing 510(k) guidance, seeking comments

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published draft 510(k) guidance that aim to update premarket notification practices for medical devices. Released on Dec. 27, 2011...

January 12, 2012  3:53 PM

Another competition hopes to spark health IT innovation

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
health IT innovation, medical devices

The ONC could be facing some competition in the area of holding competitions to stimulate health IT innovation. This week the X PRIZE Foundation, a nonprofit organization...

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