NIH official: Don't expect 'broad' Zika outbreak despite Florida cases; disease could hang around – Washington Times

21. August 2016 EHR 0
Washington TimesNIH official: Don’t expect ‘broad’ Zika outbreak despite Florida cases; disease could hang aroundWashington TimesFILE – In this Jan. 18, 2016, file photo, a female Aedes aegypti mosquito acquires a blood meal on the arm of a researcher at the Biomedical Sciences Institute in the Sao Paulo’s University in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Aedes ...

Pregnant woman: No reprieve from worry over Zika – WCNC.com

21. August 2016 EHR 0
WCNC.comPregnant woman: No reprieve from worry over ZikaWCNC.comFlorida Gov. Rick Scott and Florida Surgeon General Dr. Celeste Philip announce five cases of Zika in Miami Beach, Aug. 19, 2016, Miami, Fla. (Photo: Angel Valentin, Getty Images). CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. Pregnant women …The Beat, and the Bug Spray, Go On in South Beach Despite Zika ...

Why we scoff when McDonald's hands out fitness trackers – Washington Post

20. August 2016 EHR 0
Washington PostWhy we scoff when McDonald’s hands out fitness trackersWashington PostMcDonald’s plan to get children active by providing them with fitness trackers ended almost as quickly as it started. The fast-food company replaced the toys in its Happy Meals with pedometers, but soon scrapped the devices after “limited” reports …McDonalds Is Using Your Kids To ...

It's Not Just Texas. Maternal Deaths Are High Across The U.S. – Huffington Post

19. August 2016 EHR 0
Huffington PostIt’s Not Just Texas. Maternal Deaths Are High Across The U.S.Huffington PostPregnancy-related deaths in Texas nearly doubled in 2011, a symptom of the United States’ abysmal maternal mortality record. The pregnancy-related death rate in Texas nearly doubled between 2010 and 2012 ― the same time period that the state severely …After Texas Slashed Its Family ...

Advocate Health to pay largest HIPAA settlement

From the original article:  Modernhealthcare.com Advocate Health Care has agreed to pay $5.55 million to settle multiple data protection violations over the past three years, marking the largest Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act settlement HHS has ever received. HHS’ Office for Civil Rights said the massive settlement was due to the extent and duration of ...

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Tom is visiting a dermatologist for the first time. The doctor asks Tom, “What medications are you taking?” This is not a simple question, and he has trouble recalling all the information:  medication names, doses, how often he takes, and on and on and on. Oh, the most important question: “Who is the prescribing physician ...

Do medical websites need to be HIPAA compliant?

02. August 2016 EHR, EMR, HIPAA 0
The simple answer is “yes”. The first thing is to determine what experience you want visitors to have when they visit your website. If your website is just an online “brochure” then no, you don’t need to be HIPAA worried! But, if you want your visitors to send emails, request appointments, fill out forms, upload ...