MemorialCare Health System is trying to use "awareness computing" technology at the Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California, to provide roaming clinicians instant access to patient records throughout the hospital while also ensuring top security.
The North Carolina Health Information Exchange (NC HIE), the organization tasked with connecting the entire healthcare community, has made significant progress in building statewide connectivity since its inception in 2010, when the organization was awarded federal HITECH funds. Today, the exchange is helping providers from the ground up.
Consumers are more than happy to keep track of their own vital signs, but few are actually doing it outside the doctor's office and many don't even know what vital signs they should be tracking.
Sure, HIPAA adds a layer of privacy protection for certain health data, if organizations actually comply with it. But there remains myriad avenues of mining health data and selling to the highest bidder that do not fall under the purview of HIPAA's privacy and security rules. And they may surprise you.
Source: Erin McCann
Date: Jul 17, 2014
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