Health eServices is composed of industry-based health information technology practitioners and noted academic researchers. We are highly experienced in health IT, data exchange standards, compliance assessment, and testing.

We seek to help entities resolve challenging technologies, policies, and regulatory issues involved with effective sharing of client health information. We seek to provide comprehensive guidance on data standards, regulatory requirements, and sustainable technology practices.

Recent Health IT Articles Posted By Health eServices

HIPAA Helper

Who is Revealing Your Private Medical Information?

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This service from Pro Publica allows a person to search and find out whether your hospital, clinic, pharmacy or health insurer has been named in patient privacy complaints, breaches or violations. This tool includes data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (which enforces HIPAA), the California Department of Public Health (which enforces California’s medical privacy laws) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (which tracks privacy violations at its vast network of veterans hospitals and clinics).

Why We Need to Remain Aware about Who is Collecting our Personal Health Information

Facebook's efforts to collect personal health information from hospitals

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SUBJECTIVE: In an article reported by CNBC's Christina Farr it is reported that, "Facebook has asked several major U.S. hospitals to share anonymized data about their patients, such as illnesses and prescription info, for a proposed research project. Facebook was intending to match it up with user data it had collected, and help the hospitals figure out which patients might need special care or treatment." 

The Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records

An Office of the National Coordinator published web guide

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This newly published web guide from ONC titled, "The Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records: The steps, tips, and tools you’ll need to get, check, and use your health record" helps to instruct consumers on how to get their health record from healthcare providers, their rights to those records, and some specific ways in which to get a hold of that information.

Dos and don’ts for patients who consult Dr. Google

A Blog Post from Kevin Pho M.D.

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Dr. Kevin Pho offers consumers and patients some personal advice on how best to present your personal research to a doctor trying to assit you with your ailments. In short, an informed patient is absolutely a good thing to be, but be willing to listen to your doctor since they are observing the uniqueness of the situation of being exactly you.

Stay Private: How to Hide Your Webcam, Mute Your Mic, and Turn Off Notifications

An article from Zapier

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One consideration as you gather and store more personal health information on your computer and devices is making sure that you are not inadvertently sharing this information (or some other aspect of your personal health) through your webcam or mic.

This article from Zapier outlines several different ways and some handy applications that can help you control this on your PC or MAC.

HIPAA Access Infographic

An ONC HIPAA Access Poster

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From the HealthIT.Gov website: 

This infographic, titled Your Health Information, Your Rights, was created by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights.

HIPAA Access Associated Fees and Timing

An ONC HIPAA Access Video

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From the HealthIT.Gov website: 

Video 2 tells the story of Hannah, who is moving across the country.  At her last visit with her current doctor, Hannah asks to have a copy of her records to take with her.  The video helps explain the associated fees, forms and the time it may take for Hannah to get a copy of her records. 
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HIPAA Access and Third Parties

An ONC HIPAA Access Video

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From the HealthIT.Gov website: 

Video 3 – HIPAA Access and Third Parties: Video 3 tells the story of Martin, who would like to share the health information in his medical record with a heart health application on his smartphone.  The video provides information on the right to provide access to a third party, including a mobile application device.  Length 3:16


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