Social Media Leaves HIPAA Irrelevant

In light of the recent recognition that on an almost global basis people’s private information is virtually an open book, one can only wonder if the protection of PHI, (Protected Health Information) that HIPAA meant to protect, is illusory. To the extent that emails and other communications meant for designated recipients are analyzed, scraped, aggregated and stored it is in …

Interoperability

Interoperability – the express lane to nowhere

There are several government mandates dating back to the Obama administration as well as certain initiatives by the Trump administration that seem to place interoperability between medical providers as a priority issue with respect to healthcare reform. Not surprisingly, it has and still remains something of an abstract idea. We can all admit that theoretically if a patient came to …