Consumer Health Information

Infodemiology. Too much. Not enough. | 8/16/2020

… to me? Finding the information you’re looking for is an art and a science – information science. I don’t see librarians brought into conversations about how we select quality information often enough. That’s their specialty. Consumer health information is a subspecialty. I always recommend that people go there first if they want to know the basics. If you have a local library with a librarian with knowledge about healthcare information, use …

Navigating Healthcare Analytics Risks for HIPAA Compliance | 7/23/2020

… Accountability Act). While there are many aspects of HIPAA, let’s focus specifically on the potential impacts it has on healthcare analytics. Much like GDPR , CCPA , and other data privacy regulations, healthcare organizations must protect consumer health information under HIPAA. There are significant risks to healthcare organizations that fail to comply with HIPAA. The result can be substantial fines, civil action lawsuits, and even criminal charges. Fines for non-compliance will …

Follow Consumer Health Information:    

Learn About the Library’s Health Page | 6/29/2020

by DPPL 06.29.20 As you know, COVID-19 remains a part of the fabric of our lives. It’s been that way for a while now. Months that may feel like years. But did you know there’s a wealth of credible consumer health information on the Des Plaines Public Library’s health subject page about many, many, many other medical conditions, too? Let’s say that you, or your loved one, or someone …

Global eHealth Market Expected to Grow with a CAGR of 23% Over the Period, 2019-2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 4/1/2020

… 2013 to 2024 3.1: Macroeconomic Trends and Forecast 3.2: Global eHealth Market: Trends and Forecast 3.3: Global eHealth Market by eHealth Type 3.3.1: EHR 3.3.2: E-prescribing 3.3.3: Clinical Decision Support 3.3.4: Telemedicine 3.3.5: Consumer Health Information 3.3.6: Health Management 3.3.7: Healthcare Information System 3.4: Global eHealth Market by Services 3.4.1: Monitoring 3.4.2: Diagnostic 3.4.3: Healthcare Strengthening 3.4.4: Others 3.5: Global eHealth Market by End User 3.5.1: Hospitals 3.5.2: Ambulatory …

Resource: Rural Libraries Help Communities Access Health Information | 3/11/2020

… rural Norwich, Vermont, Lisa Milchman is Assistant Director of Norwich Public Library. Milchman was a nurse before she earned a dual master’s degree in library science and health studies and became credentialed as a Consumer Health Information Specialist . She said, “So much of nursing besides bedside care is providing information to people, and it was just a different sort of information that I was providing, so once I kind of …

#169 – How Impact And Purpose Drive Your Business with Michael Fishman | 3/10/2020

By subscribing, you’re guaranteed to get the latest episodes as soon as they are live. Episode Summary On this episode of the Wealthy Wellthy Podcast, I’m joined by Michael Fishman. Michael has spent the last 20 years as a leading advisor on marketing, positioning and sustained business growth to consumer health information and product businesses. He supported Rodale Inc. in growing the Prevention and Men’s Health publishing brands, taking their …

Long-awaited interoperability rules finalized by Trump admin, prompt industry ire | Healthcare Dive | 3/9/2020

… The timeline to come into compliance has been pushed back and they include a new exception to information blocking. The American Hospital Association quickly reacted Monday with a statement saying the regulations don’t protect consumer health information . The final CMS rule includes a controversial provision requiring hospitals to send electronic notifications to other caregivers when a patient is admitted, discharged or transferred. Provider interests slammed the plan in their comments …

What Is the Difference Between Protected Health Information and Consumer Health Information? | 12/4/2019

… HIPAA regulation and ignored it; or when a healthcare entity should have known about a given HIPAA regulation with due diligenc e. How Does HIPAA Affect Consumer Health Information? In short, it doesn’t. Because consumer health information is defined by data not shared with or given to HIPAA-compliant entities, the rules don’t affect it. This comes with its benefits and downsides. Pro for businesses: Less red tape for tech …

Avoid the Holidaze in Your Store | 11/26/2019

… and rushed, and you and your staff are bearing the brunt of their stress while trying to manage your personal and family expectations for the season. In a 2015 survey conducted by Healthline, a consumer health information site, 62 percent of respondents said their stress was “very or somewhat” elevated during the holiday season. Only 10 percent of respondents said they had no stress during the season. As a business …

CardioComm Solutions $EKG.ca – Congress Eyes Privacy Protections for Data on #Mhealth #Wearables $ATE.ca $TLT.ca $OGI.ca $ACST.ca $IPA.ca | 11/18/2019

… Cassidy said in the press release. “The SMARTWATCH Act prevents big tech data harvesters from collecting intimate private data without patients’ consent. Americans should always know their health information is secure.” The bill defines consumer health information as “any information about the health status, personal biometric information, or personal kinesthetic information (such as keystroke or gait patterns and sleep information) about a specific individual that is created or collected by …

Nightingale: Google’s Secret Healthcare Data Project | 11/18/2019

… its electronic health records while giving providers new insights into the health of their patients. While Google Nightingale may ultimately benefit patients, Congress and HHS are growing increasingly concerned that Google may be misusing consumer health information . This is just one of the tech industry’s recent forays into healthcare, creating new concerns over patient privacy. Take a closer look at Project Nightingale and what it says about the future of …

Cassidy’s bipartisan bill prioritizes health data security | 11/18/2019

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on Nov. 14 unveiled bipartisan legislation to prohibit the transfer or sale of consumer health information stored on wearable personal devices. Sen. Cassidy introduced the Stop Marketing and Revealing the Wearables and Trackers Consumer Health (Smartwatch) Data Act, with U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV), which would prevent data mining of Americans’ personal health data stored on wearable personal devices, such as smartwatches, “The …

Congress Eyes Privacy Protections for Data on mHealth Wearables | mHealth Intelligence | 11/15/2019

… Cassidy said in the press release. “The SMARTWATCH Act prevents big tech data harvesters from collecting intimate private data without patients’ consent. Americans should always know their health information is secure.” The bill defines consumer health information as “any information about the health status, personal biometric information, or personal kinesthetic information (such as keystroke or gait patterns and sleep information) about a specific individual that is created or collected by …

Giving Thanks for Learning – Anytime, Any where. | 11/5/2019

… Library) Nov 12: Using FDLP eXchange in a State with Multiple Regionals (Federal Depository Library Program) Nov 14: Exemplary Practices using Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA Free Resources (National Girls Collaborative Project) Nov 15: Consumer Health Information Justice: Identifying and addressing information-related factors that contribute to health disparities (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) Nov 18: Thinking Outside the PubMed Box (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) Nov 19 …

PatientPoint Dominates 2019 National Health Information Awards | PR Newswire | 11/5/2019

… publishers, esteemed medical societies and trusted patient support and advocacy organizations. For more than 25 years the NHIAs, the most comprehensive consumer health publishing competition of its kind, have remained the gold standard in consumer health information . PatientPoint has earned more than 650 NHIA honors over the last 15 years and garnered more content awards than any other point-of-care content provider in the industry. “At PatientPoint, we pride …

HIMSS Australia Digital Health Summit breakout track in focus: Data track | Healthcare IT News | 10/31/2019

… different secure messaging platforms across 56 separate software products. Data security According to an article on the analysis of the MHR by Baker McKenzie, a public concern with the MHR is the security around consumer health information . Although the Government states that patient information will be safe, numerous security and IT professionals have warned that no online system is completely secure, especially given that the MHR data will be accessible …

Getting America Moving - Nashville Medical News | 9/9/2019

… health. The guidelines were released at the end of last year from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), the department of Health and Human Services that acts as the gatekeeper for consumer health information ( healthfinder.gov ). ODPHP also serves as thought leader in health prevention and promotion through the publication of national guidelines and goals including Healthy People 2020 ( healthypeople.gov ). Throughout this summer, the American College of Sports …

The Rise of Consumer Health Information | 5/27/2019

Home » Blog » The Rise of Consumer Health Information The Rise of Consumer Health Information Consumer health information is coming into a new age with the use of technology. In the last decades, we have seen a rise in consumer health products paired with innovative digital gadgets such as the smartphone, smartwatch, and fitbits. These types of devices can give you immediate access to your health information at the tap of …

Stop Throwing Your Money Away | Alternative | 5/9/2019

According to the FDA Consumer Health Information Department, the nutraceutical industry commonly know as the vitamin supplement industry is a multibillion-dollar industry. As consumers we spend billions of dollars a year on these three categories; Supplements, Fitness and Anti-Aging. Yet obesity and chronic illness are still on the rise! There are thousands of supplements on the market from which to chose from. How does one know which one …

Glenn Canady posted blogs | 5/9/2019

View Blogs According to the FDA Consumer Health Information Department, the nutraceutical industry commonly know as the vitamin supplement industry is a multibillion-dollar industry. As consumers we spend billions of dollars a year on these three categories; Supplements, Fitness and Anti-Aging. Yet obesity and chronic illness are still on the rise! There are thousands of supplements on the market from which to chose from. How does one know …

Stop Throwing Away Your Money! | 5/9/2019

View Blogs According to the FDA Consumer Health Information Department, the nutraceutical industry commonly know as the vitamin supplement industry is a multibillion-dollar industry. As consumers we spend billions of dollars a year on these three categories; Supplements, Fitness and Anti-Aging. Yet obesity and chronic illness are still on the rise! There are thousands of supplements on the market from which to chose from. How does one know …

Be Aware of Potentially Dangerous Products That Claim to Treat Autism | 4/15/2019

Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Products or treatments claiming to cure autism are deceptive and misleading, because there is no cure for autism. The same is true of many products claiming to “treat” autism or autism-related symptoms. Some may carry significant health risks. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays an important role in warning companies against making improper claims about their products’ intended use as a treatment or …

How to Safely Use Glucose Meters and Test Strips for Diabetes | 4/8/2019

… care provider if you are not sure where to buy test strips for your glucose meter or if you cannot afford to buy the test strips recommended for use with your meter. Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Using a glucose meter to check and monitor blood sugar is a daily part of life for millions of Americans with diabetes. Glucose meters and test strips are medical devices regulated by the …

It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot | 1/10/2018

Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Haven’t had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. And there are still good reasons to get one. Flu — more formally known as influenza — is a serious viral disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Although every flu season is different, flu has resulted in anywhere from 9.2 million to 35.6 million illnesses; 140,000 to 710,000 hospitalizations; and 12,000 to 56,000 deaths …

What Is Gene Therapy? How Does It Work? | 12/19/2017

Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information The genes in your body’s cells play an important role in your health — indeed, a defective gene or genes can make you sick. Recognizing this, scientists have been working for decades on ways to modify genes or replace faulty genes with healthy ones to treat, cure or prevent a disease or medical condition. Now this research on gene therapy is finally paying off. Since August …

CDC

Getting America Moving - Nashville Medical News | 9/9/2019

… of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), the department of Health and Human Services that acts as the gatekeeper for consumer health information ( healthfinder.gov ). ODPHP also serves as thought leader in health prevention and promotion … updated standards. Now retired, Powell was an epidemiologist with the CDC for 25 years in Atlanta and has focused on the intersection of physical activity and health throughout his career. He served on the 2008 …

It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot | 1/10/2018

Subscribe: FDA Consumer Health Information Haven’t had your flu shot yet? It’s not too late. And there are still good reasons to get one. Flu — more formally known as influenza — is a serious viral disease … 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Flu viruses are spread through tiny droplets by people infected with flu who cough, sneeze, or talk. Flu also is spread by touching a …

Ascension

Smartwatch Data Act Introduced to Improve Privacy Protections for Consumer Health Data | 11/21/2019

… legislation aims to address that privacy gap. The bill prohibits the transfer, sale, sharing, or access to any non-anonymized consumer health information or other individually identifiable health information that is collected, recorded, or derived … was introduced following the news that Google has partnered with Ascension, the second largest healthcare provider in the United States, and has been given access to the health information of 50 million Americans. That partnership …

Bill Aims to Fill Consumer Health Device Data Privacy ‘Gap’ | 11/19/2019

… comes “amid renewed concerns of Google’s plans to buy Fitbit in light of recent reports that Google has partnered with Ascension to secretly harvest the nonanonymized private health data of millions of Americans,” the legislators … associate, acting in its capacity as a business associate, receives consumer health information generated by a personal consumer device at any time for any reason, such consumer health information is considered protected health information and …

Bill Cassidy

Smartwatch Data Act Introduced to Improve Privacy Protections for Consumer Health Data | 11/21/2019

… Twitter The Stop Marketing And Revealing The Wearables And Trackers Consumer Health (Smartwatch) Data Act, has been introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-Louisiana) and Jacky Rosen, (D-Nevada). The new legislation will ensure … the transfer, sale, sharing, or access to any non-anonymized consumer health information or other individually identifiable health information that is collected, recorded, or derived from personal consumer devices to domestic information brokers, other domestic …

Bill Aims to Fill Consumer Health Device Data Privacy ‘Gap’ | 11/19/2019

Get Permission Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D., R-La. and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. Two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that aims to protect the privacy of consumer health data collected on wearable devices, such as … associate, acting in its capacity as a business associate, receives consumer health information generated by a personal consumer device at any time for any reason, such consumer health information is considered protected health information and …