CES 2013 Update

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I have just returned from the 2013 CES conference which was held in Las Vegas. The meeting was literally everywhere, as it is too large for just the Las Vegas Convention Center. With all of those exhibitors, manufacturers, and vendors present I have to admit that I only focused on a small component of the meeting, the Digital Health Expo.

Even Tempory misplacement of a laptop is a HIPAA Violation

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Wright-Patterson Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, notified 3,800 patients after a notebook was left overnight in a conference room and recovered the next morning behind a chair, apparently after being dropped, according to the Dayton Daily News. Names and Social Security numbers on sign-in sheets were among the information on the notebook.

Study shows health IT’s positive, negative effects on safety

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Health information technology (IT) systems have the potential to reduce medical errors, but they are likewise capable of causing unexpected mistakes if poorly implemented, according to a new study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). In Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, the Committee on Patient Safety and Health IT examines the current state of patient safety through health IT and provides recommendations for future improvements to electronic systems.

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