Health Privacy

Video: Healthy Cities Project in China — 20 million health records in the cloud (CES 2015, interview)

The Healthy Cities Project in China is one where mobile devices, mobile health mini-hubs, and sensors are the key way that patients, doctors, government, and enterprises can input, monitor, and access vital health statistics and other information in the cloud. Twenty million people already use this system. Healthy Cities is important for study, because it is a fully established infrastructure in those cities in China where it has been deployed. In the US, the Healthy Cities project is being studied by academics to see how it could be replicated in the US marketplace.

Video: Robots and remote doctor visits — telemedicine updates (CES 2015, interview, Double Robotics)

Telemedicine is rapidly advancing. The Mayo Clinic, Kaiser, and other health providers are already in testing to see how doctors can use sleek, rolling telemedicine robots to conduct remote patient interactions and allow for better visual diagnosing. In this video, the company Double Robotics walks us through how the robots look, move, and operate (via an iPad) and how they are already being used in clinical settings today.

Video: The New World of Health Sensors

This video is part of our Health Technology series which explores emerging and important health technologies Health sensors — devices that can detect blood pressure and other bio readings — have advanced tremendously in the past few years. While many are familiar with fitness devices that monitor activities such as number of footsteps, new and very sophisticated

Student Privacy 101: Health Privacy in Schools –What law applies?

Schools increasingly provide students with more health services. Health clinics, counselors on site, administration of drugs, and vaccinations are among the types of healthcare offered on school campuses ranging from kindergarten through graduate school. Given that schools may have sensitive health information, what law covers health record privacy for school records? The answer is important. It is also messy, because two laws can apply to this information. In some cases, no privacy law applies to the health records.