Tag: mobile health IT

A hat tip to Tatiana Melnik – an attorney concentrating her practice on IT, data privacy and security, and regulatory compliance – for passing on this security alert, which could impact HIPAA and other privacy security compliance obligations for those using iPhones, iPads and Mac computers, and any company with a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy in the workplace: ArsTechnica has reported today an extremely critical cryptography flaw discovered in iOS versions 6.1.5, 7.0.4, and 7.0.5, and OS X 10.9.0 …

There’s much to talk about here at the mHealth summit in National Harbor, MD. Here’s a peek at what we’ve been hearing thus far today: Opening Remarks: Sharon D. Agostino, VP Corporate Citizenship, Johnson & Johnson. Sharon spoke about Johnson & Johnson’s participation in MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action), a mobile health initiative that sends expecting mothers mobile information throughout their pregnancy and the first year after childbirth to help bolster confidence and have the right conversations with their …

Breakout Session 11-12 Monday: The Role of Patient Privacy & Security Innovations Kenneth A. Kleinberg, Managing Director, Research & Insights Ed Ricks (Beauford Memorial Hospital) There’s always a question of the tipping point, and with EMR, we’ve reached this point. Mobile health is transitioning from an optional thing to integrated and mandatory. With new technologies, the applications and the promise lead, and the management lags, and I think in this space it’s true. 5 categories of mobile health use: Access/interaction …

Good morning from chilly National Harbor! Around 5,000 people are expected to be here today for the 5th annual mHealth Summit. Today’s morning keynote was given by Rick Valencia, VP of Qualcomm Life: Mobile is the largest health and wellness platform today. Many of the conversations at these summits in previous years were more focused on many of the problems revolving around mobile health; the fears and dangers. Now people are talking more about solutions for these issues, which is …

The Dept. of Health & Human Services has a HIPAA security guide outlining their recommendations for securing ePHI (electronic protected health information) on mobile devices, including remote access. The HHS covers ePHI in a variety of instances ranging from accessing, storing and transmitting data. Their format presents a potential risk, then the technical, administrative or physical security recommendation to prevent said risk. Below I’ve summarized their guide to highlight some of the top pointers along with some additional technical info: …

A guest blog from HITECHAnswers.net lists security tips from HHS.gov to help ensure that patient data is secure in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment that includes the use of personal devices such as iPhones and iPads in the workplace. One of HealthIT.gov’s tips includes encrypting data stored locally on your mobile device as well as data sent by your device (data at rest and in transit). While device encryption can provide one layer of defense, if you go …

Online Tech will be exhibiting encrypted HIPAA hosting solutions at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC from December 8-11 at booth #1112. According to mHealthSummit.org, the 5th annual mHealth Summit brings together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mHealth ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the United States and abroad. The keynote speakers include Eric Dishman, General Manager of Health & Life Sciences …

According to HITRUSTAlliance.net’s report on U.S. healthcare data breaches affecting 500 or more individuals, A Look Back: U.S. Healthcare Data Breach Trends, the leading cause of breaches involved theft (54 percent) and the leading sources of breached PHI (protected health information) were laptops (25 percent) and paper records (24 percent). The most frequently stolen items included laptops, desktops and mobile media (USB drives, CDs/DVDs, backup tapes). When it came to business associates, they accounted for 58 percent of the records …

Online Tech is exhibiting HIPAA hosting solutions at booth #919 at the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA)’s 17th Annual Compliance Institute Conference April 21-24 in National Harbor, MD. The conference draws in healthcare compliance professionals, risk managers, privacy officers, healthcare CFOs and CEOs, and more. Mobile Threats and How Healthcare can Reduce Risks Speakers: Rick Cam, President & Co-Founder, ID Experts Ted Kobus, Co-Leader, Privacy & Data Protection, Baker Hostetler Rick and Ted opened with a couple of questions for …

The Latest Federal mHealth Initiatives

Posted on December 14, 2012 by

Back in October, I wrote an article about the Recommendations for Mobile Health IT Advancement, outlining the action items of the FCC’s initiatives to become more of a leader in advancing mobile health adoption. A few of the main initiatives include: Filling the FCC Healthcare Director open position that would serve as the liaison with other federal agencies, including the HHS (Department of Health and Human Services). Improve outreach activities to connect with healthcare organizations, including ‘non-traditional constituents’ such as …

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