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Third party use of consumer health data

Third party use of consumer health data

A recent California Healthcare Foundation report that studied the ways in which personal health information is tracked and used found that “while personal health information held by healthcare providers and insurers is protected under HIPAA, many other sources of consumer data are not covered and can be disclosed to third parties.” As the popularity of [...]

July 23, 2014 | Reply More
Aperek’s Pulse app makes cataloging and tracking implants easier

Aperek’s Pulse app makes cataloging and tracking implants easier

Implants like hip joints, pacemakers, or surgical staples, are a fundamental aspect of many surgical procedures, but the task of cataloguing and tracking them is inordinately difficult. Aperek’s new Pulse app hopes to change all that. The app allows clinicians to catalogue implants in the operating room at the moment the implant is being inserted [...]

July 22, 2014 | Reply More
Three mobile healthcare technologies that are improving patient care

Three mobile healthcare technologies that are improving patient care

Mobile healthcare technology has become a staple in many hospitals and care facilities as devices, technologies, and applications help clinicians and patients improve care, engagement, and comfort. FierceMobileHealthcare’s new eBook Technology to Enable Care Transitions highlights three mHealth technologies that are enabling facilities to improve patient care. 1. Mobile-location based services GPS and other mobile-location [...]

July 21, 2014 | Reply More