Why patients worry about cybersecurity and patient-generated data
A clearer picture on how to use patient-generated health data is developing. Proceed with caution when integrating this new data into your IT system.
Xcertia releases updated mobile health-app guidelines for comment
Guidelines are aimed to build patient and physician confidence in mHealth apps and address concerns that hinder their adoption.
How Apple Watch might improve outcomes for these 1 million patients
Aim of smartwatch app is to deliver better care for the 1 million patients each year who have a hip or knee replaced.
Cybersecurity tips for handling patient-generated health data
The AMA Digital Health Implementation Playbook and other cybersecurity resources show how to prepare for accepting health data from patients.
Viruses, malware and hackers pose a threat to patients and physician practices. Find tips to protect patient health records and other data from cyberattacks.
5 things you didn’t know about health care cybersecurity
Criminals value medical files because of the amount of exploitable information they hold. An AMA survey has uncovered these keys you need to know about health care cybersecurity.
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Medical Cybersecurity: A patient safety issue
Study finds 83% of physician practices experienced a cyberattack; HIPAA is a must but not enough, and reliable IT vendors are just part of the solution.
In age of digital crime, old motto applies: Be prepared
How well a medical practice survives a cyberattack depends on how well it has prepared. Follow this advice on getting started.
To beat digital divide, time for “the talk” with your IT vendors
The better the conversation a medical practice has with its health IT vendors, the safer and smoother the delivery of patient care will be.
What you can do about patient safety’s latest threat—cyberattacks
Patient safety is no longer just a bedside concern. Cyberattacks are a growing risk and demand smart responses by doctors and the government. Password security and computer screen locks are just two of the basic steps to take now.