HEALTH E-SERVICE PLATFORM

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.

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MAKING HEALTH IT ACCESSIBLE - TO EVERYONE

 
ADVANCED
Health eService consultants have been at the forefront of health information systems research and development. We have built long-running health information management systems and electronic patient engagement technologies from the ground up,
EXPERIENCED
The Health IT alphabet soup of interoperability and health information system Integration can be extremely hard to navigate. Health e-Services can help you affordably make sense of Meaningful Use requirements, leverage health information exchange opportunities, and determine where to begin in adopting health information systems and services.
ACTIVATED
Health care providers of all types need assistance in implementing patient activation programs that take advantage of the assessment and reporting efficiency of patient portals and personal health information systems. We can help implement frameworks and technologies for increased patient engagement, education and activation requirements.
HEALTH ECONSULTATION
Health eConsultation educational material and website information are provided primarily through free resources, although some sites mentioned might require further registration and payment for particular membership or services.
HEALTH EPROFILE
Plain and simple. The personal health data you store in your Health e-Profile is yours. We won't sell it, look at it, or ask you about it unless YOU want us to help you put your data to work for you. Health e-Profile is your service for storing and managing ALL of your personal health data.
HEALTH ESPORTS
This site is dedicated to the eSports champions and champions to be who are out there competing, entertaining, and engaging fans across the world. The world of eSports are made up of athletes that cross cultures, age, gender, income, physicality, and intelligence, and makes for some of the most exciting sports match ups out there! There is one thread that connects them all though and that is the fact that they are athletes of the highest caliber who train, exercise, and dedicate themselves like all sports champions.
Health IT Articles Posted and Curated by Health eServices
Assessment of the Data Sharing and Privacy Practices of...

Assessment of the Data Sharing and Privacy Practices of...

23 July 2019
An article posted in the Journal of the American Medical Association identified that some of the highest-ranking health apps used to assist people with mental health conditions (e.g. depression) and smoking cessation...

An article posted in the Journal of the American Medical Association identified that some of the highest-ranking health apps used to assist people with mental health conditions (e.g. depression) and smoking cessation were sharing data with Facebook and Google services and that only a third disclosed such practices.

OCR Guidance on Ensuring Equal Access to Emergency...

OCR Guidance on Ensuring Equal Access to Emergency...

16 September 2018
As Hurricane Florence makes landfall, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and its federal partners remain in close coordination to help ensure that emergency officials effectively address the needs of at-risk...

As Hurricane Florence makes landfall, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and its federal partners remain in close coordination to help ensure that emergency officials effectively address the needs of at-risk populations as part of disaster response. If you believe that a person or organization covered by the Privacy and Security Rules (a "covered entity") violated your health information privacy rights or otherwise violated the Privacy or Security Rules, you may file a complaint with OCR. For additional information about how to file a complaint, visit OCR's web page on filing complaints at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/complaints/index.html.

Why it's Important to Check Your Health Records

Why it's Important to Check Your Health Records

23 June 2019
From the HHS Office for Civil Rights website: Ask your doctor. You have the right to see and get copies of your health information - PDF. In most cases, you can get a copy the way you want it, such as by...

From the HHS Office for Civil Rights website: Ask your doctor. You have the right to see and get copies of your health information - PDF. In most cases, you can get a copy the way you want it, such as by e-mail. While your doctor normally has up to 30 days to provide you a copy of your information, your doctor often can provide the information much sooner than that. If your doctor offers a web portal, you may be able to easily view and download your health information whenever you want.

Have you considered your privacy rights when using birth...

Have you considered your privacy rights when using birth...

29 December 2018
Abstract from the article titled, "Before Using Birth Control Apps Consider Your Privacy" posted on Wired.com: "Natural Cycles’ privacy policy states that in using the app each user...

Abstract from the article titled, "Before Using Birth Control Apps Consider Your Privacy" posted on Wired.com: "Natural Cycles’ privacy policy states that in using the app each user grants the company and any of its partners broad rights to “use, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, communicate to the public, and otherwise utilize and exploit a user's anonymized information.”

How do you control where your DNA data resides and how...

How do you control where your DNA data resides and how...

1 June 2018
Abstract from the Bllomberg article: "Your genetic code includes details about not only your own health and family, but also similarly intimate information about your relatives. When police recently used a...

Abstract from the Bllomberg article: "Your genetic code includes details about not only your own health and family, but also similarly intimate information about your relatives. When police recently used a genetic genealogy website to find a suspect in the case of the Golden State Killer, it illuminated the unexpected ways that your genetic data can be used by people you had no idea you were sharing it with."

How to Navigate Health App Permissions

How to Navigate Health App Permissions

9 June 2018
SUBJECTIVE: This article published in Wired magazine discusses the long tail of privacy considerations that we need to think through when installing and giving permissions to apps on our smartphones,...

SUBJECTIVE: This article published in Wired magazine discusses the long tail of privacy considerations that we need to think through when installing and giving permissions to apps on our smartphones, computers, and other internet connected devices. It brings to light the many different ways in which seemingly innocent functionalities that you turn on in apps can gather a lot of information that is often unknown to the user.

Why We Need to Remain Aware about Who is Collecting our Personal Health Information
11 April 2018

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

Facebook's efforts to collect personal health information from hospitals

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
5 April 2018

The Guide to Getting & Using Your Health Records

An Office of the National Coordinator published web guide

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.

MyFitnessPal - Data Breach Notification
31 March 2018

MyFitnessPal - Data Breach Notification

Approximately 150 million accounts hacked in February 2018

The MyFitnessPal fitness app has reported that approximately 150 million accounts a part of their nutrition tracker were breached in February 2018. It is reported that an authorized user hacked into the MyFitnessPal database system and stole user data.

Sharing Sensitive Health Information: Protect Your Privacy and Improve Your Health
31 March 2018

Sharing Sensitive Health Information: Protect Your Privacy and Improve Your Health

A guide from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology

This 2-page ONC published graphic novel (aka comic book) is a short guide that helps illustrate why protecting your health privacy is important and issues to consider when sharing sensitive health information.

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