Articles about Health IT

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How Project US@ Fits into the U.S.’s Developing Health IT Infrastructure

A standard approach for representing patient addresses across all health IT systems was needed to improve patient matching using accurate address information. Enter Project US@, the “Unified Specification for Address in Health Care.”

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Understanding Medical Device Cybersecurity & the FDA’s Role

As medical devices evolve to better treat and monitor patient health, cybersecurity remains a top priority. As per FDA guidance, “medical device security is a shared responsibility…”

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Understanding Electronic Health Information Under the 21st Century Cures Act

The digitization of medical records should lead to streamlined access for patients, efficiency upgrades for providers, and economic opportunity for developers. These benefits exist in theory, but not in practice—due to cybersecurity concerns and the associated costs.

Patient data and vaccine vials.

Healthcare Data-Sharing System May Create Privacy Risks

In a piecemeal regulatory environment, consumers will bear the brunt of the responsibility for vetting any app they choose to give access to their medical information. How that information is protected will be the province of third parties – until legislated otherwise.

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What Does DNA Use for Facial Mapping Mean?

DNA phenotyping has the potential for positive use cases for law enforcement, but it is still early days for the technology. As it evolves, it appears more information and review are necessary to come to a true conclusion about its efficacy – and to develop the guidelines and processes to safely use it.