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.
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.
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?
Cassi Birnbaum, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, CPHQ, vice president of HIM for Peak Health Solutions in San Diego, CA, and incoming AHIMA president/chair-elect spoke with the Journal of AHIMA about some of the consumer engagement issues her session, “The Role of the HIM Professional in Engaging Consumers in Healthcare Decision Making,” will explore.