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Today’s Rundown

  1. Datapalooza17: Digital health’s ‘dirty secret’ lies in confusing state privacy laws
  2. Datapalooza17: 4 ways healthcare organizations are using predictive analytics to improve clinical care
  3. HHS adviser: Real-world challenges plant the seeds for effective data analytics
  4. 3 reasons blockchain is the answer to EHR interoperability and security

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Datapalooza17: Digital health’s ‘dirty secret’ lies in confusing state privacy laws

Friday, April 28, 2017 Everyone in healthcare knows about the big, five-letter federal privacy law governing patient health data. Far fewer understand the thousands of state privacy laws. During a session at Health Datapalooza on Friday, Ann Waldo, an attorney with Waldo Law Offices who counsels digital health companies on information privacy, said in addition to HIPAA compliance, healthcare organizations also face “literally thousands” of state medical privacy laws that are difficult to understand.

Top Stories

Datapalooza17: 4 ways healthcare organizations are using predictive analytics to improve clinical care

Friday, April 28, 2017 It’s no secret that healthcare providers are integrating predictive analytics into their clinical workflow. Using those models effectively is another story entirely. The real-world complexities of integrating predictive models into a healthcare system can rub away the shine rather quickly, but several organizations at Datapalooza showed how they are using analytics to shape clinical outcomes.

HHS adviser: Real-world challenges plant the seeds for effective data analytics

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Data analytics and health IT can solve a lot of problems in healthcare. At the federal level, perhaps the most critical step is defining exactly what those problems are before deciding what technology can do to help.

3 reasons blockchain is the answer to EHR interoperability and security

Friday, April 28, 2017 Trust, distribution and security make blockchain technology the ideal solution for interoperability in healthcare, one business professor says. Healthcare’s fragmented approach to data and the need to exchange patient information make it vulnerable to cyberattacks—issues that blockchain could easily resolve.

News of Note

There’s one way that the Department of Veterans Affairs could save VistA: Move it to the cloud. FedTech article The United States and Canada announced independent competitions to find ways to use new technology like wearables to collect wellness data that can be used for public health research. The U.S. is offering a $100,000 prize. HHS release A bit of news that could bring healthcare cybersecurity professionals some relief, or produce even more anxiety: Even Facebook and Google fell victim to a phishing attack. A very expensive one, no less. Fortune article A new survey shows 35% of employers used wearables as part of their wellness program. More than half described their program as “metrics driven.” SpringBuk release

Resources

[Webinar] Empowering Hospitals to Reduce Variability and Costs Through Automation and Analytics

Presented By: Cardinal Health During this free webinar, learn how RFID-enabled automation with data analytics is empowering hospitals to reduce variability and drive down costs.

[eBook] Managing Purchasing and Accounts in a Changing Provider Landscape

Sponsored By: American Express As providers continue to invest in new revenue opportunities, such as “microhospitals” and mergers, new challenges are presented. Download this eBook today to learn about best practices, and review case studies for managing today’s complex supply chain and accounts payable processes.

[Whitepaper] 5 Supply Chain Leader Traits and Why You Need Them to Survive in Today’s Evolving Healthcare Landscape

Presented By: Cardinal Health Industry trends like personalized medicine and healthcare consumerism are changing how care is delivered and received, which will continue challenging the healthcare supply chain. Download this complimentary Whitepaper to learn five traits that supply chain professionals must develop in order to succeed.  

[Whitepaper] The Paperless Future of Healthcare and Life Sciences

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[Whitepaper] DocuSign Life Sciences eBook: Reducing Cycle Time with Digital Transaction Management

Sponsored By: DocuSign The patients who rely on your scientific leadership are expecting more.

[Whitepaper] Streamline Regulatory Compliance in Life Sciences with Digital Transaction Management

Sponsored By: DocuSign The U.S. Department of Justice has collected upwards of $17 billion in settlements from the healthcare industry since 2009, including more than $2 billion from a single life sciences company.

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