//
you're reading...

Uncategorized

Health IT and security issues

For someone who has actually studied health informatics, I don’t blog as much about health IT as I probably should… Well, it’s never too late to change they say…

A friend pointed me in the direction of an excellent blog post by e-patient Dave, a patient advocate I truly respect and admire for his ceaseless efforts to make the world a better place for everyone who will ever find themselves in the situation of being a patient (basically everyone…). This post, with the long title: “Mobile Devices: Know the RISKS. Take the STEPS. PROTECT and SECURE Health Information”, discusses in a very good way some of the issues that our healthcare providers are faced with given the developments in health IT, referring to an US governmental website by the health IT branch of the department of Health & Human services.

I found the website very informative and wanted to find some information relating to the patients’ situation under these circumstances. Luckily, I didn’t have to go far, on the next tab, I found what I was looking for: lots of useful information on health IT from the perspective of patients and families. N.B. that the information on that website is completely applicable to the US only and that legislation can vary between countries. There is however plenty of information of a more general kind that I warmly recommend to anyone wanting to know a bit more about health IT, how it can help you and what you need to look out for.

Facebook Twitter Email

Discussion

No comments yet.

Post a Comment

Twitter

SaraRiggare

Sara Riggare (SaraRiggare)

Proud mother, engineer, PhD student on patient empowerment by IT, optimistic realist with Parkinson's. Not patient but im-patient. #QuantifiedSelf #Health20
Stockholm, Sweden

2023 friends

1842 followers

2506 tweets

Tweeting since August 7, 2010

Tweets from @SaraRiggare

  • Is my high heart rate caused by #parkinson or something else? Is it dangerous? What do you think? http://t.co/2I5I4pMys8 #quantifiedself 3 hours ago
  • Oxymoron? #quantifiedself for public health? N-of-1 or RCT? Individual benefit or population? IMO it HAS to start with the individual 18 hours ago
  • Watching vids fr #quantifiedself Public health symposium: http://t.co/AngWxGMb99 Great stuff! Makes me both happy and sad… Next step? 18 hours ago
  • Wondering if high resting HR (90-ish) with normal BP is caused by #parkinson, if it can be treated and if it is dangerous… #quantifiedself 18 hours ago
  • @olacornelius Mycket tråkigt att höra, jag undersöker alternativ för oss och Eva. @fly_norwegian 20 hours ago