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China and other emerging markets take the global lead in mHealth (mobile health) use, despite apparent disadvantages. The digital revolution has transformed society and many industries along with it, but healthcare, despite its importance, lags behind many other sectors in the adoption of game-changing technology. The introduction of mHealth—that is,…

Is Microsoft Teams® HIPAA Compliant for Telehealth?
Over the last two years, the US government has relaxed regulations covering the use of video conferencing software for telehealth in an effort to facilitate the increased number of online doctor appointments. New guidelines¹ on HIPAA requirements were released by The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in early…

How To Build A HIPAA-Compliant Patient Portal
Updated On October 19, 2022. What Is HIPAA? The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)¹ protects patients’ privacy by limiting access to Protected Health Information (PHI) and governing acceptable use of their health data. The HIPAA Privacy Rule² comprises national regulations for using and disclosing PHI in healthcare treatment,…

8 Security Features You Need for a Secure Patient Portal 2022
Updated On September 20, 2022. Healthcare data is becoming an increasingly popular target of hackers¹ as they innovate their techniques to access this valuable and sensitive information. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), healthcare breaches from January to May of 2022 nearly doubled² from the…

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Pharmacotherapy is one of the main interventional strategies in medicine. However, patients varying in age and medical conditions fail to take their medication as prescribed. In recent years, there has also been an increase[¹] in the number of individuals taking several medications simultaneously, which poses further complications. It is estimated…

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Cancer is a complex disease that is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Although mortality rates continue to decline due to preventative efforts and better care, cancer diagnoses overall are predicted to increase[¹] in North America over the next few years. Healthcare providers that treat cancer…

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Therapeutic patient education[¹]aims to enable patients to manage their condition and prevent avoidable complications while maintaining or improving their quality of life. It aims to produce a therapeutic effect that will complement all other interventions, such as pharmacological or physical therapy interventions.Patient education is an essential part of the treatment…

Illustration of a coputer demonstrating healthcare cybersecurity challenges with the text "Securing ePHI in the Age of Digital Health Tools to the left.
Securing ePHI in the Age of Digital Health Tools is a three-part blog series that explores how healthcare providers can protect PHI and mitigate healthcare data security risks associated with patient engagement technologies by implementing the right security protocols. Read parts two and three now. Supply chain attacks are a…

Illustration of healthcare application security measures with the text "Securing ePHI in the Age of Digital Health Tools" to the left.
Securing ePHI in the Age of Digital Health Tools is a three-part blog series that explores how healthcare providers can protect PHI and mitigate healthcare data security risks associated with patient engagement technologies by implementing the right security protocols. Read parts one and three now. In the first article of…

Illustration of a cell phone with a login for securing patient data and the text "Securing ePHI in the Age of Digital Health Tools" to the left
Securing ePHI in the Age of Digital Health Tools is a three-part blog series that explores how healthcare providers can protect PHI and mitigate healthcare data security risks associated with patient engagement technologies by implementing the right security protocols. Read parts one and two now. Patient engagement technology is in…