[ Thursday, October 21, 2010 ]
Medical Telemetry via Smartphone?
Sprint has an app
for its EVO 4G phone that will allow doctors to receive information from hospital monitor information remotely. They say it's HIPAA compliant, but I wonder: is it encrypted somehow? What if the doctor loses his smartphone? If the doctor is in surgery, someone in the OR is probably going to be answering his phone for him; will they have (not necessarily proper) access to this data?
Generally, having more access to data is good, but I'm not sure you can be absolutely certain that the HIPAA aspects are "compliant."
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Jeff [10:05 AM]
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