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Privacy in mobile health

The challenges with privacy and regulation in mobile health – and how to solve them (KNect 365)

One of the largest problems relating to the privacy and regulation of mobile devices are those people marketing unapproved medical apps and wearables (low-risk devices) as medical devices.


Is the Quality Payment Program the most disruptive feature of MACRA? – Imprivata

Near unanimous bipartisan support from Congress gave the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) its first wave of attention in 2015.

Online health resources

Adults use Online Health Resources instead of Primary Healthcare: Survey

A recent survey of 2,201 US adults, conducted by University of Phoenix® College of Health Professions, found that almost 59 percent of the population is choosing to use online health information sites, such as WebMD, instead of primary care. The survey also found that though online health resources are being preferred by people, other health technologies are not getting adopted at the same rate.

Health IT interoperability

Major Challenges remain for Health IT Interoperability – Fedscoop

The road to the seamless sharing of patient data across the digital health care spectrum is not measured in miles or meters, but in the continued collaborative efforts of the public and private sectors to build and regulate networks for the free flow of information.

medical records

Challenges remain with Access and Sharing of Medical Records – Infographic

To understand the preferences of today’s healthcare consumer, Ambra Health conducted a survey which revealed that almost 1 in 3 patients can’t access medical records easily. The survey, which based its results on the response of 1,136 US adults, also found that a massive 97 percent of the population is aware of cloud technology, yet 31 percent of the respondents couldn’t easily access medical records.

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