June 25, 2020
Health agencies now have better access to the Department of Health and Human Services’ data following a year-long data initiative focused on information sharing.
The HHS partnered with the Center for Open Data Enterprise to hold a series of roundtable discussions aimed at improving the ways agencies within the department share, integrate, analyze and visualize federated data to better inform...
June 28, 2019
Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center are being sued for violating patients' privacy following a data-sharing partnership that the two parties inked two years ago.
A new class action lawsuit, which was first reported on by the New York Times, accuses the hospital system of sharing data with the tech conglomerate that could be identifiable, namely doctor’s notes and the time frame...
June 11, 2019
A new report from Royal Philips exploring the progress and shortcomings of digital health pinpointed infrequent patient data sharing as a frequent barrier to high-quality care and healthcare innovation. This trend was consistent across several global regions, despite increasing interest and advocacy for such approaches among patients and providers alike.
“Two-way sharing of information is not...
Dave Schoolcraft, partner at Ogden Murphy Wallace, chats with Dr. Don Rucker, the National Coordinator for Health IT.
May 31, 2019
Even as a number of IT organizations pressed the ONC to extend the comment period, and delay the implementation, of its new data sharing and information blocking rules, a group of entrepreneurs gathered in Boston to hear National Coordinator for Health IT Don Rucker discuss those rules and their implications for the innovation community.
At the 2.5-hour event, which also included a panel of...
January 18, 2019
The government shutdown was well underway for the entirety of JP Morgan week in San Francisco last week, but that didn’t stop HHS leaders from dropping by auxiliary events in the Bay Area.
National Coordinator Don Rucker delivered the opening address to HIMSS’s own Health 2.0 VentureConnect event, while HHS Chief Data Officer Dr. Mona Siddiqui swung by the StartUp Health Festival for a fireside...
October 1, 2018
Heal, a company that allows patients to book physician house calls through an app-driven digital scheduling and processing platform, today announced support for Apple’s personal health record platform. Now, patients using an iPhone can share records from Apple Health Record-compatible hospitals with the Heal doctor conducting the house call, helping to better inform their medical decisions....
September 12, 2018
From Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica woes to news of the first deaths attributable to autonomous cars, the tech industry has lately found itself engulfed in moral controversies.
Unfortunately, the health tech sector is no different. Just this year, multiple consumer exercise apps revealed classified GPS and identifying data through their APIs, genetic testing companies continue to grapple with...
July 10, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is promoting the idea of paying home health agencies for monitoring patients remotely.
Remote monitoring enables the collection of patients’ health data, such as vital signs, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood oxygen levels, heart rate and electrocardiogram readings.
In a statement Monday, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said more use of remote...
February 21, 2018
Implantable glucose sensor company Senseonics has launched a remote monitoring app for its users in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, where its CGM system is distributed by Roche.
The app, called Eversense Now, allows users of the sensor to select up to five friends or family members to view their glucose data, which is updated every five minutes. The feature is available for iOS users at the...
January 12, 2017
A new report from Chilmark suggests that while enthusiasm for APIs and datasharing is widespread throughout healthcare organizations, there is still uncertainty about who will make the first move and how APIs will get off the ground. The research firm spoke to 24 individuals from 15 organizations representing hospitals, payers, and large and small health IT vendors.