A recent Provider Magazine article, “HIPAA Remains a Concern With Rise of Voice Assistants Like Alexa,” suggests healthcare organizations subject to HIPAA rules should “proceed with caution” when transmitting and receiving protected health information via voice assistants such as Alexa. It further warns that operators must know where HIPAA protected information is being sent and have trusted in partners to know whether that provider has authorization to use the information.
“There is a quagmire of what information has to be protected,” stated Steven Chies, lead consultant, Care Paradigms, and president, North Cities Health Care. “Clearly, if the provider is a skilled nursing facility, then the information is bound by HIPAA and you must keep the information private and confidential.”
With the HHS Office of Civil Rights increasing its focus on enforcement, providers need to take charge of privacy and security programs. Take a minute to find out where you stand with our simple 13-question quiz.
Or, if you're ready to look at HIPAA compliance strategies, request a consult with Prime Care Tech or one of our qualified partners.
A recent article, Intermountain Healthcare expands home care services using technology, illustrates the power of technology to help patients stay more comfortable in their home surroundings, while keeping them connected with caregivers.
Intermountain Healthcare Providers is leveraging remote monitoring, telemedicine and virtual visits to provide primary care, palliative care and some traditional hospital-level services to their patients.
As providers seek to prevent or reduce readmission rates and improve quality, telehealth and remote patient monitoring are among the most approachable forms of technology to address these needs.
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As National Skilled Nursing Care Week kicks off, Prime Care Technologies joins in celebrating our country's amazing caregivers and the skilled nursing centers and residents they serve. We applaud your efforts to ‘Live Soulfully!’ and look forward to hearing the stories and activities that lift the spirits of our nation's seniors.
Have a soulful week! #NSNCW