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Issues with patient matching

Ask a practitioner the importance of medical history of a patient. And a seasoned practitioner will tell you If as a practitioner you have access to complete history of patient record then your chances of better treatment goes high. But here's a problem. Though HIPAA has guidelines for sharing information among players in healthcare system, federal appropriations legislation of 1999 holds these players from matching patient specific information since patient unique identification information can't be used.

Topics: healthcare HIPPA

Wearable health data and HIPAA

How many of us believe that data collected through wearable devices like Fitbit or Apple Watch is covered by HIPAA? How many of us think that it should be covered under HIPAA for patient protection? It all might be sounding very confusing. Let's try and assess it.

Topics: wearables healthcare mHealth HIPPA

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