Category Archives: HealthCare

The future now, Google Glass implemented in the Operating Room

Google Glass

FORBES Oct 03, 2013 – A handful of digital health start-ups, and avant-garde surgeons are looking for ways to apply Goggle Glass to health care, but in a move that could significantly raise the profile of this nascent technology, Royal Philips is stepping in. After testing Google Glass in its labs, the Dutch giant plans to gauge customer interest in developing the Google Glass platform in the operating room. Philips, which reported $34 billion in revenue last year, has half of the patient monitor market worldwide. The machine records a patient’s vital signs during surgery. “Does it (patient monitoring with Google Glass) work? Yes,” says Anthony Jones, chief marketing officer of Patient Care and Clinical Informatics at Philips Healthcare… Read More

Ready or not: HIPAA gets tougher

HHS and OCR promise the Omnibus Final Rule – compliance date of Sept. 23 – will be the toughest yet

Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is a serious looking guy. It would be no stretch to say intimidating, even, as the tall, broad-shouldered director represents the face of the more-stringent-than-ever HIPAA Omnibus Rule – compliance date of Sept. 23. The new rule promises to bring hefty fines, more audits and added enforcement pertaining to the issue of patients’ protected health information.

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