digital health privacy

By Brian Dolan October 27, 2015
Fitbit Surge The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which puts on the massive CES event in Las Vegas every January, just published a set of voluntary guidelines for how technology companies should approach privacy and security for personal wellness data collected by wearable devices and other connected wellness devices. The CEA said the guidelines represent a consensus among its member...
By Aditi Pai February 5, 2015
The Center for Innovative Technology GAP Fund has invested an undisclosed amount in Ostendio, a DC-based company that developed a software-as-a-service offering aimed at helping health IT companies better achieve and prove HIPAA compliance. CIT GAP Fund, a group of seed and early-stage investment funds, invests in Virginia-based technology, life science, and cleantech startups. Ostendio was...
By MHN Staff May 14, 2014
By Adam H. Greene, JD, MPH, partner and co-chair of the Health Information Practice of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and  former Senior Health Information Technology and Privacy Specialist at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, where he was responsible for applying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules to health IT. If you are reading this, then it is likely that you, or someone...
By Neil Versel August 29, 2013
Although the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently updated the HIPAA privacy rule for the first time in more than a decade, the regulations still are not flexible enough to keep up with the pace of innovation in digital health, according to a newly published commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Plus, the authors contend, the new requirement that...