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Health Data Outside HIPAA: The Wild West of Unprotected Personal Data

Deven McGraw Vince Kuraitis By VINCE KURAITIS and DEVEN McGRAW This post is part of the series “The Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma: Privacy? Sharing? Both?” “…the average patient will, in his or her lifetime, generate about 2,750 times more data related to social and environmental influences than to clinical factors” –McKinsey analysis The McKinsey “2,750 times” statistic… Read More »

Global Health: Marburg Virus, Related to Ebola, Is Found in Bats in West Africa

The Marburg virus, a deadly cousin of Ebola, has been isolated in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time it has been found in West Africa. Five bats caught in three health districts tested positive for the virus, according to two teams of scientists. One was led by the Centers for Disease Control… Read More »

New West Physicians to use HIE to see ‘big picture’ in patient care

New West Physicians, a Denver metro region practice soon will go live on the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. The multispecialty group practice operates 20 primary care offices with more than 125 doctors in the Denver region, along with advanced practice clinicians and specialists. The decision to join the health data exchange, known as CORHIO,… Read More »