Your Privacy In The Digital Health Era: The Medical Futurist’s Guide

As solutions like remote care are becoming the norm, 3D-printing disrupts the normal supply chain and even the number of life science studies on tools like artificial intelligence (A.I.) skyrocket, it’s become clear that we are not anticipating the digital health era; we are in the digital health era due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

First and foremost, it’s an era defined by a cultural transformation that will upend the traditional structure of healthcare. Clinical-grade sensors are available outside of the ivory towers of medicine; patients demand such tools so that they can become more proactive in managing their health and with their use; healthcare professionals revitalise the core values of medicine: empathy, attention and time. Healthcare authorities and institutions can further serve as guides for patients.

However, along with the enhanced healthcare landscape that digital health brings along, there is the pressing issue of privacy. To put it bluntly, there

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Rpharmy Announces Rhazdrugs, Digital Reference of Hazardous Drug Handling, Disposal Requirements for Healthcare Facilities

By Integrating Critical Information at Point of Care, Rhazdrugs Improves Frontline Healthcare Staff Safety, Raises Bar for USP 800 Compliance

Rpharmy, a leading provider of medical formulary management and hazardous drug safety information software solutions, raises the bar in USP 800 compliance with Rhazdrugs, a searchable hazardous drugs database accessible at the point of care improving visibility, frontline healthcare staff safety, and compliance with regulations including USP 800.

“Typically, nurses, doctors and healthcare staff access USP 800 hazardous drugs handling and disposal requirements through hard and digital copies of the drug information provided by their pharmacy director, risk compliance department, and other stakeholders. These copies are kept on an intranet, multiple spreadsheets and documents as well as binders with printed information and require extra effort on the part of healthcare providers to ensure their own safety. While this method meets baseline USP 800 compliance, it is a tedious practice that

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IBM’s Watson Health launches IBM Digital Health Pass app

IBM Watson Health has launched a digital blockchain app so individuals can prevent verifiable health status such as COVID-19 test results to gain access to various public locations.

The app, IBM Digital Health Pass, allows individuals to store, manage and share health status from their mobile devices. The app uses IBM Blockchain and can use multiple data sources and will be available on Apple and Google platforms later this year.

IBM launched IBM Digital Health Pass at the HLTH VRTL 2020 conference. IBM Digital Health Pass is part of an effort to return to work and areas such as airports, sports stadiums and amusement parks. In some ways, IBM Digital Health Pass functions as a health passport.

Paul Roma, general manager of IBM Watson Health, said the app balances the need to present health status for access and privacy. Data on temperature checks, COVID-19 tests, vaccine status and overall health

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Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. earns ‘2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired’ recognition

CHENNAI, India and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. has earned the 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 8, which recognizes the effectiveness of application of core and advanced technologies into the clinical and business programs to improve health and care in the communities.

“Digital technology has been a driver of innovation in healthcare for many years now, but never to the degree that we saw in 2020 with the pandemic,” said CHIME President and CEO Russell P. Branzell. “The Digital Health Most Wired program underscores why healthcare organizations keep pushing themselves to be digital leaders and shows what amazing feats they can achieve. This certification recognizes their exemplary performance in 2020.”    

Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, said, “Digital

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How Val Desjardins Reinvented Digital Fitness Amid A Pandemic

Marie Labrosse, a master’s student in English at McGill University contributed to this story.

Val Desjardins, celebrity trainer, LGBTQ advocate, and entrepreneur was one of the first fitness providers in Montreal to close her studio on March 13, 2020. With 250 customers circulating daily through 20,000 square feet, the studio owner did not feel that she could guarantee the safety of her clients and staff. 

“People come to me because they trust me to take care of their health and wellness,” Desjardins remarked. “The irony of the threat of a viral pandemic was too much.”

Initially, she did not see the closure as a long-term decision, expecting it to only last a few weeks. As it became clear that those weeks would stretch into multiple months, she started

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“Digital Health Panel” Discusses Advancement and Transformation in Digital Health

October 15 Event Features Digital Health Experts Exploring Post Covid Innovation

C-Sweet, a rapidly growing national organization with a mission to foster and renew executive level relationships for women across sectors in business and industry, has announced a new Webinar –Advances in Digital Health – set for Thursday, October 15, at 11:30 AM PDT. With the ongoing global pandemic, we question the state of digital health privacy, technology to find and combat disease, as well as the role of the United States in the age of global digital healthcare. C-Sweet has assembled four Digital Health experts to help answer these questions and discuss healthcare changes in the Covid-19 Era.

C-Sweet speakers include:

  • Michele Colucci, CEO of DigitalIDX Ventures,

  • Nita Moritz, CEO of Kova International,

  • Sylvia Kim, Managing Director, The Koa Venture Fund

  • Cari Hash, SVP Enterprise Sales, Key Information Systems a Converge Company, Telehealth.

  • Moderator: Yiwen

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CommonPass Digital Health Pass and Global Trust Framework Launches to Enable Safer Travel and Accelerate Border Reopenings

  • Trials to begin between London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore with Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines, enabling travellers to start sharing certified COVID-19 test status across borders for the first time

  • Launched by The World Economic Forum and The Commons Project Foundation, a Swiss-based non-profit building digital services for the common good

  • United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to observe trials

The Commons Project Foundation and the World Economic Forum today announced international trials starting this week for CommonPass, a digital health pass for travellers to securely document their certified COVID-19 test status while keeping their health data private.

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CommonPass is built on the CommonPass Framework that establishes standard methods for lab results and vaccination records to be certified and enables governments to set and

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Digital equipment reshapes DeMbare | The Herald

The Herald

Tadious Manyepo

Sports Reporter

DYNAMOS coach, Tonderai Ndiraya, says the digital equipment they received from their Belgian partners, KV Mechelen has helped transform their training programmes at the Glamour Boys.

He has altered weekly individual training programmes for his players, from moderate to intensive, in anticipation of group training resumption.

And he hasn’t faced any difficulties monitoring his players’ training programmes as the equipment allows him to interface with them in real time.

The Glamour Boys received the equipment in July.

“There are strong indications that we will be returning to action soon and, in preparation for such a momentous return, we have increased the frequency and intensity of individual training sessions for our players,” said Ndiraya.

“Hopefully, when we get the green light to return, we will, at least, be ready mentally.

“The inactivity has hugely affected the general fitness levels of our players.

“But, a few

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WELL Health Launches “”, a Digital Health App Marketplace for EMR users

  • is a marketplace and innovation hub for digital health. Its mission is to connect healthcare professionals with new and pioneering solutions or “apps” which integrate securely and seamlessly with a clinic’s Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software.
  • is a platform for digital health technology companies and/or third-party software developers to collaborate with WELL to promote and accelerate the adoption of their products and services and by doing so accelerate adoption of improved healthcare experiences for both physicians and their patients.
  • currently features approximately 20 digital health applications provided by 12 app publishers and is expected to more than triple the number of solutions by mid-2021. Some of the applications already featured on the app marketplace are related to telehealth, online patient booking, referral handling and AI workflow automation to help enhance clinical efficiency.

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 29, 2020 /CNW/ – WELL Health Technologies Corp. (TSX: WELL) (the 

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WebMD Health Corp. to Offer New Digital Tools to Help Consumers Manage Their Health | News

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — WebMD Health Corp. today announced a new service that enables consumers to schedule telehealth visits with participating healthcare professionals (HCPs) from the company’s WebMD Care and Vitals platforms. WebMD Care and Vitals are among the leading providers of online tools that connect consumers to HCPs and services.

In addition, consumers can now sync their Medication Reminders on the WebMD app to all their devices (iOS and Android), as well as to a new Amazon Alexa skill.

The new telehealth and Medication Reminder features further the company’s strategy to transition from health care website to health information platform, seamlessly connecting consumers to care while leveraging technologies that meet their evolving healthcare needs.

More than 76 million people use WebMD each month to access health news and trends, information on conditions and treatments, and content that educates and motivates them to take action on

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