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Survey: People trust their smartphones more than hospitals with their personal data

About Rebecca Vesely

Rebecca Vesely is AHCJ's topic leader on health information technology and a freelance writer. She has written about health, science and medicine for AFP, the Bay Area News Group, Modern Healthcare, Wired, Scientific American online and many other news outlets.

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Nearly half of consumers believe their personal health information is more secure on their personal electronic devices – smartphones, laptops and tablets – than it is on their health care providers’ computer systems.

This high level of mistrust in health entities’ handling of personal data is among the findings of a recent survey of 1,000 consumers by the cybersecurity firm Morphisec. Benjamin Harris of HealthcareITNews reported on the survey. Continue reading

Telemedicine: New ways to deliver care and how to report on it #AHCJ16

About Joanne Kenen

Joanne Kenen, (@JoanneKenen) the health editor at Politico, has been AHCJ’s topic leader on health reform and curated related material at healthjournalism.org. Follow her on Facebook.

Photo" Pia Christensen/AHCJSpeakers representing a hospital, a telemedicine company and a professor and researcher took part in a panel moderated by Politico Pro's David Pittman.

Photo: Pia Christensen/AHCJSpeakers representing a hospital, a telemedicine company and a professor and researcher took part in a panel moderated by Politico Pro’s David Pittman.

At Health Journalism 2016 on Friday, David Pittman, an ehealth reporter for Politico, had some good advice for reporters covering telemedicine: Define your terms. Telemedicine can mean the most gee-whiz new smart phone app or wearable (think “smart bra” for heart monitoring)  – or an old fashioned telephone call between patient and doctor.

The breadth of the field, and some of the challenges were  illustrated at the Friday panel. Continue reading