AMA offers guidance for sharing patient records | Execs keep eye on emerging health care disrupters | AI-based wearable detects changes in heart failure patients
February 27, 2020
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The American Medical Association's newly released Patient Records Electronic Access Playbook covers case scenarios and best practices for electronic access to health records. The playbook includes guidance for sharing patient records in different forms and formats and handling requests for records from patients and third parties.
Full Story: Becker's Health IT & CIO Report (2/25) 
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Strategy & Leadership
A KLAS Research survey of more than 300 health care leaders about health care disrupters shows while tech giants are on everyone's radar, smaller and emerging companies such as Cedar, Jvion and Nuance Communications also warrant attention. Nuance said this week it will be marketing its artificial intelligence-based medical speech recognition system to health systems.
Full Story: FierceHealthcare (2/25),  Healthcare Dive (2/25) 
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Technology Spotlight
Researchers from University of Utah Health and the VA Salt Lake City Health Care system developed an artificial intelligence-based wearable sensor that can remotely detect changes in patients with heart failure. The adhesive sensor patch, which uses patients' electrocardiogram and movement data, had a sensitivity between 76% and 88% and a specificity of 85% in predicting hospitalization risk, and the prediction occurred 10.4 days before patients were readmitted to the hospital.
Full Story: Verdict Medical Devices (UK) (2/25) 
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Popular drug price app shares sensitive data
GoodRx, an app that helps consumers find the lowest prices on prescription drugs, shares data with more than 20 companies including Google, Facebook and Braze that the companies could use to associate specific users with their searches for antidepressants, erectile dysfunction drugs, HIV preventives and other drugs. GoodRx's business partners say they don't sell or share the data for marketing or advertising, but the data is not subject to HIPAA rules.
Full Story: Consumer Reports online (2/27) 
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Management & Operation
Regulatory & Legislative
The CMS outlined a new strategy for standards of care aimed at reducing physician burnout at its annual Quality Conference. The strategy includes creating clear and reasonable quality expectations, increased oversight and enforcement of standards to ensure accountability, promoting transparency, competition and consumer choice, and using advances in technology and data to modernize quality improvement efforts.
Full Story: Medscape (free registration) (2/25) 
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Market Focus
A proposed bill in Wisconsin would establish guidelines for teledentistry and give the state dental board oversight authority. Teledentistry would enable basic exams and cleanings by dental hygienists in underserved areas and sites under a dentist's supervision, say Sen. Dale Kooyenga and Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, the bill's sponsors.
Full Story: mHealth Intelligence (2/26) 
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CHIME is leading the change at the CHIME-HIMSS CIO Forum, with discussions on changes in health and care, innovation, advanced technologies and thinking differently. Join your peers March 8-9 in Orlando, Fla., to learn, connect, collaborate and lead. Register now.
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Interested in 5G? The 5G Executive Forum in March will cover 5G use cases specific to health and care, provide an immersive 5G connected experience, establish a 5G road map and more. Learn more.
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