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New doctor, new doctor forms – we all know the drill. You fill out your medical history, offer up your insurance card, sign off on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA , and wait to be seen.
Are you interested in testing your genes for any reason? If you followed my blog you would know that there are some good reasons to do it and how to go about getting it done.
With so much data being collected about us online, can our offline identities ever be divorced from our web personas?
Inspiration: Since the early naughts, Kaliya Hamlin has maintained a relationship with the Social Venture Network (SVN). From her friends, who were among the network’s founding members, she learned about its origins. More than 25 years ago, Josh Mailman — one of the network founders — convened the first gathering with CEOs in the natural foods industry in the U.S..
Washington University in Saint Louis - School of Law March 25, 2013 Harvard Law Review, 2013 Abstract: From the Fourth Amendment to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, our culture is full of warnings about state scrutiny of our lives.
The National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), an agency of the Department of Defense, has been introducing online and mobile health tools for people in the military, veterans, and their families since 2008. Their newest offering, BioZen , is an effort to get ahead of the trend of personal sensors and provide a free mobile tool to help people use those sensors to improve their health through the practice of biofeedback. “One of the things we do here at T2 is constantly look for ways to innovate mobile health.
At this point, the benefits of EHRs are well known - the reduction of paperwork, relief of administrative burdens and substantial cost savings. But, according to Lynda Martel, director of privacy compliance communications at DriveSavers, the presence of an EHR in a care setting also dramatically increases the risk of a data breach. “Not all organizations entrusted with protected health information (PHI) are putting the security protocols in place to assure the confidentiality and integrity of PHI content,” said Martel.
NSTIC Implementation Hits an Important Milestone: The Identity Ecosystem Steering Group Exists! | NSTIC NOTESLast week, implementation of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) reached an important milestone: the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IDESG or Steering Group) convened for the very first time. The meeting signified a major turning point for NSTIC.
A fantastic white paper from Texas HIE on their Consent Management system design.
Last week, the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group (IESG) Secretariat hosted an informational webinar about what you can expect from the first meeting of the Steering Group in Chicago, August 15 and 16. If you were unable to participate in the webinar, or you’d like to revisit any of the information presented, you can view the two-hour event in its entirety here .
It is in the Government's best interest to not re-invent the wheel and leverage Industry resources whenever possible.
With $16.5 million in funding and $10 million earmarked for pilot programs, the government-led plan to facilitate the build out of an identity layer for the Internet has a year of organization under its belt, an implementation challenge for its future and a few critics chirping in its ear. Last April, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) was an Obama Administration mandate, a press conference and one ambitious guy sitting in a Commerce Building office above the nation's oldest aquarium.
Many health care groups are responding to an HHS proposed rule that aims to expand patients' rights to obtain a list of those who have viewed their electronic health data, HealthLeaders Media reports (Nicastro, HealthLeaders Media , 8/3).
This a a good lecture and answers a lot of questions and covers items even from the TSA and their privacy issues. Emails at work, all saved due to laws and being recorded and saved.