Health kiosks may be full of privacy risks; Teleradiology comes to India;

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> An investigation by The California Report finds that self-service health kiosks at grocery stores and pharmacies may be full of privacy risks for consumers. SoloHealth, the group with an exclusive contract to run such kiosks in California, is selling consumer health information, according to Pam Dixon of the nonprofit World Privacy Forum of San Diego. "Consumers have every reason to be shocked this is happening," Dixon said. "The fact that they're not being told in a clear, conspicuous and prominent manner is problematic." Article

> Apollo Hospitals of India has launched remote consulting and diagnostic teleradiology services at its Flagship Hospital in Chennai, India. According to an announcement, this technology intervention "will help patients and diagnostic centers in remote locations to access expert radiologist with their radiology images for expert opinion and get appropriate treatment recommendations." The service also will play a very vital role in reducing patient waiting time for diagnosis, treatment commencement and cost, according to Apollo officials. Announcement

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> The United States Preventive Services Task Force has published a statement recommending that primary care providers screen women who have family members with breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer with one of several screening tools designed to identify a family history that may be associated with an increased risk for potentially harmful mutations in breast cancer susceptibility genes (BRCA1 or BRCA2). Article

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> Leaders in the healthcare industry say the payment system must evolve and adapt to the changing market, providing reimbursements that best support population health improvement efforts, as hospitals struggle to financially support new initiatives dealing with wellness programs, preventive care and public health initiatives, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> Nursing assistants are more vulnerable to Clostridium difficile (C. diff) contamination on their hands than other healthcare workers, according to a new study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Article

And Finally... So much for sharing the road. Article

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