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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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
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