September 26, 2018
Focus on Innovation
In September, we take a deep dive into the cutting-edge development and disruption of healthcare innovation.
July 3, 2018
Cleveland Clinic announced Monday that its patients can now access their personal health data on their iPhones with the Health Records feature.
That, together with Cleveland Clinic's version of the Epic MyChart app, offers patients more comprehensive mobile access to their own health data and a way to manage appointments, message their physicians and more, officials said.
"Access to one's own...
June 6, 2018
Yesterday’s announcement that Apple would open the API for Health Records in iOS 12 will likely spawn a whole host of integrations with digital health companies in the coming months. But one company has the distinction of being named in the announcement, and of having its Health Records integration already complete: Medisafe.
The Boston-based company has been making medication management and...
June 5, 2018
Apple has followed up on its launch of Apple Health Records at 39 health systems with the announcement today of a Health Records API, which will allow developers to create apps that can, with permission, use data from patients’ electronic health records to help people manage care, medications, nutrition, and more.
“Medical information may be the most important personal information to a consumer,...
May 10, 2018
Andrew Crabtree, Google Cloud Customer Engineer, gives a detailed presentation on the API threat landscape, security practices, and fresh tips on how to secure your API application to keep vulnerable health data secure.
May 10, 2018
Drew Myklegard, who leads the Veterans Affairs project, discusses with HIMSS Innovator in Residence Adam Culbertson the role outside developers are playing in finding solutions to improve the agency's care for veterans.
March 13, 2018
As the US government continues its push to make data more accessible and give patients control of their EHRs, private companies are stepping up hoping to fill the gap.
Today Boston-based 1upHealth, a health data aggregation and centralization platform, was named one of the two phase 2 winners of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's “Oh the Places Data Goes:...
September 22, 2017
Continuous glucose monitoring company Dexcom, which already allows users to monitor their CGM data on their phones and Apple Watch, is now making some patient data available to third parties via an API.
"If you look back at the past when our hardware was all proprietary, we’ve evolved from that to an app company where our CGM now works as an app on the phone," Dexcom CEO Kevin Sayer told...
January 18, 2017
Every decision Pam Landis makes is motivated by the same litmus test: will it help make the patient journey easier and more seamless?
Landis is vice president of information services at Carolinas Healthcare System, a 39-hospital system in North and South Carolina that's been doing a lot of forward-looking work in digital health through programs like MyCarolinas Tracker, which uses consumer-grade...
March 7, 2016
The ONC and OCR are tired of providers using HIPAA as an excuse not to share data with patients — the opposite of its intended purpose. That was the strongest message delivered by ONC Chief Privacy Officer Lucia Savage, who said during an educational session at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas that her office is working on an educational campaign, including blog posts, fact sheets, and new guidance documents...