How to make data protection more 'patient-centric'; Telemedicine use for patients in Antarctica shows promise of using such tools;

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> Continued education and training efforts are among several keys to making data protection more "patient-centric" according to Rick Kam, president and co-founder of Portland, Ore.-based ID Experts. In a post for GovernmentHealthIT, Kam also says that measuring value based on certain metrics of patient care helps to improving such efforts. Post

> An article published this week in the Washington Post highlights the use of telemedicine by doctors at the University of Texas Medical Branch for treating patients at a scientific research station in Antarctica. The article's author suggests that such technology has the potential to "reshape healthcare." Article

Mobile Health News

> A tailored cell phone-based medicine dosing tool has been found to be "useful and acceptable" based on a survey of community health workers operating in rural Mexico and Guatemala, according to research in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

> Software-as-a-service (SaaS) when it comes to cloud computing is often talked about, but what about mobile healthcare-as-a-service (mHaaS)? In a recent contributed article published in PhysBizTech, John Sung Kim, CEO of San Francisco-based, makes the case that mHealth apps for medical provider organizations will soon evolve into app platforms whose functions can be "rented" as a cloud-based service instead of building them as "one-off" IT projects. Article

Provider News

> Dueling articles published online today in the Annals of Internal Medicine present opposing views of how moves to restrict opioid prescriptions in hospital emergency departments will affect care. Article

And Finally… Not quite flushing your money down the toilet, but pretty close. Article

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