Tag Archives: healthcare

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »

Survey casts doubt on utility of wearable devices in healthcare

Dive Brief: A new report by Forrester Research on wearables in healthcare concludes such devices assist consumers rather than clinicians, and that their shortcomings are numerous. The report was based on interviews with more than 40 patients and physicians. “These products neither promise nor deliver healthcare. Why? They offer data, not answers to consumer questions,… Read More »