September 30, 2014

health privacy

Social Networks for Doctors are Growing Quickly

Posted by: | Posted on: January 29, 2013

Doximity reports that it has attracted one out of every five doctors in the US to its platform that provides a physician-only social network. The site now boasts 125,000 registered…


Patients Seeking Access to Data from Devices

Posted by: | Posted on: November 30, 2012

As the Wall Street Journal reports, more and more patients who are using implantable medical devices or health apps that collect medical data are seeking to get access to that…


Security Concerns Haunt Providers as mHealth Technology Spreads

Posted by: | Posted on: October 31, 2012

According to a new report, 2012 Mobile Applications: Can Enterprise Vendors Keep Up?, over 100 health care providers cite protecting patient data as a central concern at a time when…


VA’s BYOD Policy Evolves

Posted by: | Posted on: August 14, 2012

As one of the largest and most integrated health care delivery systems, the Veterans Administration is a trendsetter when it comes to the use of information technology in a clinical…


When Doctors BYOD Clinics Face a Regulatory Quagmire

Posted by: | Posted on: July 26, 2012

Hospitals and clinics face a growing dilemma as more and more doctors bring their personal tablet devices on rounds. Several regulatory bodies potentially claim jurisdiction over the use of these…


Franken Introduces Bill to Protect Health Data on Mobile Devices

Posted by: | Posted on: July 5, 2012

Sen. Al Franken has introduced legislation that will require that health information on portable devices be encrypted. The bill, name “Protect Our Health Privacy Act of 2012” would require mHealth…