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Deeper Insights: Care Innovations Combines Daily Living and Vital Sign Data


computer-1149148_960_720MHW today learned that Care Innovations, a pioneer in connecting the care continuum to the home, is “further increasing the value of remote patient management” by adding Home Sensing to Care Innovations Health Harmony, the company’s 4th generation remote care management platform. 

Home Sensing is the next generation of smart sensor care management that monitors, collects and interprets data points of key activities of daily living (ADL).

Through the Health Harmony platform, vital sign data is transmitted daily to clinicians. Interactive health sessions generate qualitative data points typical of those collected during an in-office visit, and algorithms monitor changes in existing patterns and alert clinicians to potential issues to be addressed.

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Infographic: The Cost of Healthcare Security Breaches


Infographic The Cost of Healthcare Security BreachesAn alarming new infographic created by Privacy Analytics and shared by HIT Consultant showcases just how costly the growing epidemic of healthcare security breaches has become.

“While the news frequently reports the number of data breaches in the health care industry, few may realize that the estimated cost for HIPAA breaches since 2009 has reached over 31 billion dollars,” the report notes.
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Walgreens Pharmacy Website Gets Data Upgrade


Walgreens Pharmacy website Gets Data UpgradeThe team at PatientsLikeMe says they are now working with Walgreens to help make it easier for people to understand how the medications they take may affect them.

“Now anyone researching a medication or filling a prescription on Walgreens.com can access a simple snapshot that shows how their prescribed medication has impacted other patients on the therapy including medication side effects as reported by PatientsLikeMe members,” the company announced.

If you’re not familiar, PatientsLikeMe is an online network where patients living with chronic conditions can track their health connect with others and contribute data for research.
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Health Hacks Could Be As Brutal as Those in Hollywood; Biggest Threat Still Employee Mistakes


Health Hacks Could Be As Brutal as Those in Hollywood Biggest Threat Still Employee MistakesWhat can the recent hack on Sony Pictures teach us about the healthcare sector?

Actually, among the privileged Sony information bits that were compromised were not just nasty emails about Hollywood stars, but also employee healthcare data and other personal information.

So says Michael Bruemmer of Experian Data Breach Resolution, who believes the primary lesson to be learned is “that any organization that handles health information is vulnerable to hacking, regardless of whether it’s a healthcare provider, a business associate that processes the data, or an employer, such as Sony, that communicates about workers’ healthcare.”

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Doing Health Care Better Will Involve Using Data Better


Doing Health Care Better Will Involve Using Data BetterHuge changes are ahead in healthcare. From the Affordable Care Act to new service models to advances in health and fitness technology, the field is definitely in a growth and change mode.

One critical dynamic involves what is known as “big data.” Unlike the smaller bits and pieces of information healthcare providers have always amassed on patients and outcomes, big data has the potential to aggregate the kinds of information that can be truly informative for all stakeholders: consumers, physicians, healthcare companies, and businesses.

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Glooko Gets Props for Latest Integration


Glooko Gets Props for Latest IntegrationGlooko Inc. has just announced the integration of activity, weight, and blood pressure data from leading wearable activity and biometric monitors such as Fitbit, iHealth, Jawbone, Moves, RunKeeper, Strava, and Withings,  into its mobile, software service diabetes remote monitoring and population management platform.

Data can be “correlated and visualized against the verified blood glucose readings that Glooko currently liberates from more than 30 popular blood glucose meters using its MeterSync Blue technology.”

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New App Analyzes, Better Utilizes Data from Wearables


New App Analyzes, Better Utilizes Data from WearablesNudge, a leading health and fitness app, recently launched what’s being called the industry’s first HIPAA-compliant tool that lets health professionals analyze data from an individual’s health and sports wearable device.

Nudge Coach is a web-based platform that provides tailored feedback from the analyzed data to serve up helpful advice and support in areas of detected concern. The platform even contains a private-messaging tool that enables the health professional to communicate with users immediately to offer feedback in real-time.

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