FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Regulations Despite Healthcare Industry Concerns

Healthcare industry stakeholders are voicing concern regarding the FCC’s repeal of “net neutrality” regulations, noting that smaller organizations and vendors may not be able to compete with larger entities.

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Text Messaging a Missed Opportunity for Diabetes Compliance Among Young Patients

SMS text messages are an under-used resource for helping young diabetes patients stay compliant with their diet and lifestyle modification, according to a study of patients between ages 16 and 24.

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As Medical Apps Increase, Litigation Issues Continue
Sep20

As Medical Apps Increase, Litigation Issues Continue

This post considers hypothetical legal issues related to an app on a mobile device that allows an individual to record and transmit symptoms to a provider.

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HIM’s Role in Disease Tracking, Data Mining, and Patient Monitoring
Nov01

HIM’s Role in Disease Tracking, Data Mining, and Patient Monitoring

Panic and paranoia are prevailing in the current US healthcare climate as deadly diseases like Ebola and tuberculosis command public attention. Health IT monitoring may give healthcare providers a new advantage in identifying, tracking, and controlling infections and outbreaks.

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WEDI Summit Panel Talks mHealth Trends, Patient Empowerment

Mobile health (mHealth) devices and smartphone apps have drawn regulatory attention and concern among health information management (HIM) and privacy and security professionals. But what does the future of mHealth hold for HIM professionals, patients, and clinicians?

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