WLSA President and CEO, Robert B. McCray was recently interviewed by Gregg Masters and Dr. Pat Salber on This Week in Health Innovation, a part of the Blogtalkradio Network. Listen to the broadcast, below:
With my colleague Don Jones, I started working on the convergence of wireless and healthcare in 2000 through some work with Qualcomm. We created the WLSA in 2005 in order to bring the technology, consumer and entertainment sectors into healthcare. Our first Convergence Summit was held in 2006 and one of our highlighted companies was BodyMedia, represented by co-founder and then CEO Astro Teller, who is now at Google.
I attended day one (March 19, 2013) of the House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on wireless health (http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/health-information-technologies-harnessing-wireless-innovation). Multiple topics were addressed but the primary focus was on inter-related issues: is the FDA doing a good job in regulating mobile health; and, will FDA regulation or the medical device tax stifle innovation?
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. Responds to the Recent “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”)” Regulations
Introductory Comments by Rob McCray: Patients expect privacy in their healthcare interactions and this is required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and state statutes. In a connected health world, compliance with these requirements requires that affected entities manage their patient-specific communications in a secure fashion. Privacy and security are manageable issues but [...]
Healthcare “systems” are broken in the United States, struggling in many other developed countries, and virtually non-existent for billions of the planet’s residents. The U.S. spends far more on health care than any other country yet we still rank at or near the bottom of industrialized nations’ health outcomes. One study indicates that outcomes are [...]