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Modifications to the HIPAA privacy, security, enforcement, and breach notification rules

January 24, 2013 by MassDevice

Dr. John Halamka, Chief Information Officer for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, records his experiences with infrastructure, applications, policies, management and governance.

By John D. Halamka, MD

Dr. John Halamka

On January 17, HHS released the Final Rule entitled: Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act; Other Modifications to the HIPAA Rules.

It's 563 pages long and contains 7 themes:

EHR: Meaningful abuse

January 24, 2013 by MassDevice

Sometimes, the money made for pursuing bureaucratic pursuits is not worth the time required to fulfill them, according to Dr. Wes

By Westby G. Fisher, MD, FACC

Welch Allyn lands FDA nod for iExaminer iPhone eye exam

January 22, 2013 by MassDevice staff

The FDA clears Welch Allyn's iExaminer, an iPhone attachment and related app that allows clinicians to snap quick, sharable images of the back of the eye and optical nerve.

Welch Allyn's iExaminer

Healthcare products maker Welch Allyn won FDA clearance for its iExaminer, a snap-on adapter that pairs the company's PanOptic ophthalmoscope with the iPhone 4 and 4S to capture high-resolution images of the back of the eye and the optical nerve.

The iExaminer lines up the PanOptic's lens with the iPhone camera, allowing clinicians to use the phone and a paired app to capture and share opthalmic images on the go.

With 510(k) clearance now in hand Welch Allyn expects to begin shipping the iExaminer on February 11, according to a press release.

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Enhancing patient/care team interaction with an iPad "passport"

January 15, 2013 by MassDevice


By Andrea Mooney

In just a 24-hour period, patients in the hospital typically see a variety of doctors, nurses, x-ray technicians and other medical professionals, and undergo a plethora of diagnostic tests – without an understanding of how all of it comes together to make them well.

Patient safety: Q&A with Masimo founder Joe Kiani

January 14, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Masimo founder & CEO Joe Kiani tells how closed healthcare data leads to patient injuries and deaths and the business reasons that the data has stayed closed for so long.

Masimo founder and CEO Joe Kiani

Healthcare companies are running out of reasons to keep their data behind closed doors, according to Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) founder & CEO Joe Kiani.

Patient safety: Zoll CEO makes the pledge to share data

January 14, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

Zoll CEO Rick Packer tells about making the decision to sign the pledge to share data in the interest of patient safety.

Patients Safety Scienct & Technology Summit logo

Medical device maker Zoll Medical is among the 1st medical device companies to sign on to the patient safety and medical device data pledge proposed by Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) founder & CEO Joe Kiani this weekend.

The pledge includes promises to open up patient data gathered by medical devices to clinicians, patients and anyone else who can help improve patient care.

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