Category Archives: IT security

Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?


I would like to apologize to the readers of this site for the long hiatus. I have been spending time as cardiologist, consultant, and caregiver for a seriously ill family member.  My goal is to continue writing as it is … Continue reading

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Five Reasons why the FDA got it Right with Digital Health


The FDA recently announced its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan.  This plan was both important and necessary.  Digital health differs significantly from drugs and traditional medical devices around which the FDA has developed its structure and policies over decades. Digital … Continue reading

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Five Digital Health Imperatives for Patient Safety


The most discussed issues in healthcare today are cost savings and access to care.  There is no denying their rightful preeminence in the public discourse.  Something which has received more attention in the past but has been surpassed by the … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Physician IT Champions are Needed


It has been 5 years since the passage of the HITECH Act portion of the Affordable Care Act. The purpose of HITECH was “…to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.” While the result of this legislation … Continue reading

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Five Ways Digital Health Technology Can Impact Risk Management


There has been a significant amount of well-deserved publicity regarding HIPAA violations arising from security breaches of electronic health records (EHRs). Even a well-intentioned company which developed a certification process (which included privacy and security) for mobile medical apps encountered … Continue reading

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Takeaways from The #DigitalHealth Conference 2013


I recently attended and moderated at my first Digital Health Conference in New York, hosted by the New York e Health Collaborative. I was impressed with the quality of the speakers but more impressed with how this year, in my … Continue reading

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Five Essentials to Having Your Hospital Go Mobile


While most hospitals’ IT priorities presently reside in achieving Meaningful Use and getting up to speed with ICD-10 (even though both have been moving deadline targets), there is another issue which is important to not only CIOs but to healthcare … Continue reading

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BYOD: The Elephant in the Digital Health Technology Room


The Wikipedia definition of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is: “the recent trend of employees bringing personally owned mobile devices to their place of work, and using those devices to access privileged company resources such as email, file servers, and … Continue reading

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Medical Apps Use Gaining Support by Providers


There have been some significant developments and noteworthy observations which are creating an atmosphere conducive to the institution of medical apps into widespread use. On the nursing front, a recent nursing survey which included almost 4000 nurses and nursing students … Continue reading

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mHealth and HealthcareIT: Who’s Your Healthcare Data’s Daddy?


Healtcare IT and wireless health technologies will be producing in the coming years an almost immeasurable amount of data derived from electronic health records (EHRs), smart phones, body sensors, and other ‘connected’ devices. The ownership of this type of data … Continue reading

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