What You Need to Know About HIPAA and Canada Health Information Privacy

Canada Health Information & HIPAA

What are the rules in Canada when it comes to patient privacy? Canada’s federal law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), is comparable in many ways to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the United States. However, there are several differences to keep in mind. We’ve summarized the key takeaways from this excellent post by Canadian data expert Waël Hassan.Continue Reading…

Why Telehealth Is the Key for Lifestyle Interventions – Laurence Girard, Fruit Street [TFSS Talks]

Laurence Girard, FruitStreet TelehealthWhy are lifestyle interventions failing? We know we have an obesity and chronic condition crisis that  is costing us millions in healthcare each year. We know that we can reduce the risk of all chronic diseases (heart disease, diabetes, etc.) by 80% by simply eating better, exercising regularly, and not smoking. We also know that these changes don’t just happen on their own. Laurence Girard, founder and CEO of FruitStreet – an online platform for lifestyle disease management – shares how telehealth tools for the dietician, nurse coach or lifestyle health coach are a game changer for reducing obesity and chronic diseases.

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What Do Telemedicine, Blockbuster, and Netflix Have In Common?— Randy Parker, MDLIVE [TFSS Talks]

Randy Parker MDLIVE What does the failure of Blockbuster and the success of Netflix have to teach us about succeeding at telehealth?  With his 30 years of experience in the media industry and 10 years in the digital health industry, Randy Parker, founder and Chief Business Developer of the MDLIVE, prepares us to succeed at digital health by pointing out the parallels between the digitization of media and the digitization of healthcare.Continue Reading…

Challenges of Designing a Scalable Telehealth Platform — Dr. Erika Chuang, VSee [TFSS TALKS]

Erika Chuang VSee VP Are video visits fundamentally not scalable? Does your EMR really have to integrate with your telehealth platform? Can I get my existing equipment to work with a telehealth platform? Are telehealth platforms really the way to go? Dr. Erika Chuang, VSee VP of Product Management takes us through the fundamental challenges of designing a telehealth platform that is both simple to use and yet provides an integrated experience from the perspective of the designers and engineers in the trenches.Continue Reading…

Three Key Business Reasons to Implement a Medical Credentialing Process

medical credentialing for telehealth

Guest blog by Mike Simmons, CEO of CredSimple

Telehealth continues to emerge as an important sector of the healthcare industry but the industry is still working to implement regulations that reflect this new area of patient care. In the interim, proactive telehealth companies will see many advantages to installing a medical credentialing process before outside authorities mandate it. And the good news is, with today’s technology, you don’t have to be bogged down by the manual processes and long turnaround times of the broader healthcare industry.Continue Reading…

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