Google’s acquisition of Fitbit could pose ‘high level of risk to privacy and data protection’

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has ordered Google to conduct “a full assessment of the data protection requirements and privacy implications” of its acquisition of wearables giant Fitbit.

In a plenary session on February 20, concerns were raised about the privacy implications of a merger of obligations under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPB).

Healthcare IT News

Direct-to-Patient Telemedicine Cardiology Follow-ups May Safely Save Families Time & Cost

Health provider follow-ups delivered via computer or smartphone is a feasible alternative to in-person patient follow-ups for some pediatric cardiac conditions, according to the findings of a pilot study presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions this week.

“We’ve used telemedicine in pediatric cardiology for physician-to-physician communications for years at Children’s National, thanks to cardiologists like Dr. Craig Sable,” says Ashraf Harahsheh, M.D., cardiologist at Children’s National Hospital and senior author of the study. “But this is the first time we’ve really had the appropriate technology to speak directly to patients and their families in their homes instead of requiring an in-person visit.”

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Global Telemedicine Market Size was Valued at USD 31.46 Billion in 2018 and is Expected to grow at a CAGR of 19.28% by 2025

Telemedicine electronic communications and software offers clinical services to patients without an in-person visit. In telemedicine, technology enables healthcare providers by video conferencing to treat patients using a smartphone. Its system is used for the treatment of medication, chronic condition care, and other health services. Telemedicine is used by health care systems, physician practices, and skilled nursing facilities to provide more efficient health care facilities.

Telecom Reseller

VisuWell Now Available on Epic App Orchard Marketplace

VisuWell, the industry leader in enterprise telemedicine solutions, announces the VisuWell solution is now listed on Epic App Orchard.  As a premier integrated telemedicine solution, the VisuWell App will enable virtual encounters within the provider’s Epic account and the patient’s MyChart portal, providing increased convenience for both patients and their providers.

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