8/26/19

The Rock Weekly

Who’s downloading their health records?

There’s been a lot of talk about putting health records in the palm of patients’ hands via APIs. But so far, they've been slow to adopt them. Two potential reasons for the trend: the apps have limited functionality, and health systems haven’t done enough to market them just yet.

At the federal level, the push to empower patients while protecting privacy continues. ONC is in talks with Congress to help consumers better understand how their data is used by third-party apps. And in the midst of the opioid crisis, HHS proposed changes to privacy rules for substance abuse treatment records to support care coordination and access.

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Also available: in-depth genetic counseling STAT | (Tweet)

State Farm's Amazon Alexa Skill Helps Seniors Talk To Family
The data won’t be shared across the insurer’s business lines CNBC | (Tweet)

What’s In Your Sweat? There’s A Patch For That
Why athletes, diabetics, and others may benefit NPR | (Tweet)

Fitbit Scores Singapore Contract In Shift To Services
The deal represents 5% of its health solutions revenue for 2020 CNBC | (Tweet)

Why Telemedicine For Older Adults Hasn't Taken Off
The elder care market is quite complex, it turns out Politico | (Tweet)

AliveCor Ends Sale Of FDA-Cleared KardiaBand
It still wants to be a player in the wearable game MobiHealthNews | (Tweet)

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