Samsung with healthcare TV on March 15
Four Things to know: Samsung introduced a healthcare TV
Number one: Consulting clinicians can be connected with live via a telehealth feature.
Samsung Electronics America is showcasing its latest healthcare technology innovations at this week’s Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference (HIMSS) – including the new Samsung 4K QLED Smart Healthcare TV (HT-Q60A Series).
The advanced in-room technology offers clinicians seamless access to display patient electronic health records (EHRs), information and telehealth consultations in brilliant high definition right in the room via a secure wireless connection between the Samsung Smart Healthcare TV and a mobile device using ShareSafe’s content casting technology. Patients can easily access dynamic entertainment viewing and information resources to enhance their experience throughout their stay.
The first 4K QLED Smart Healthcare TV in the industry, the (UL-62368 certified) Samsung HQ60A series offers breathtaking QLED 4K UHD picture quality coupled with Quantum Dot technology to deliver content in stunning detail.
Clinicians can leverage the benefits of Samsung’s brilliant display and Multi View technology when viewing and sharing patient information – including lab results and scans – and connect live with consulting clinicians via a telehealth feature thanks to Samsung’s partnership with ShareSafe, a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that works to improve healthcare organizations’ quality, performance and financial outcomes.
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Number two: The Samsung 4K QLED Smart Healthcare TV can display several types of content at once. Multimedia content can be displayed along with information like schedules and caregiver details, eliminating the needs for whiteboards and paper signs, according to a March 15 Samsung news release.
Number tree: The TVs work with ShareSafe’s healthcare mobile application ShareView to create a secure casting connection from a mobile device. This allows for the TVs to integrate EHRs and other sources of content.
Number four: Handing HIPAA 4 new provisions providers
If knowledge–including patient data–is power, then the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has sent a message to providers and other organizations charged with handling and protecting that data when it published the HIPAA omnibus final rule: With great power comes great responsibility.
Among the more notable changes to the rule, is a new tiered penalty structure for covered entities that violate the law. It increases fines to as much as $50,000 for “willful neglect” of information without correction, and $1.5 million for multiple violations of identical provisions.
“Congress was very clear that they expect the law to be enforced in a more aggressive way,” Marcy Wilder, director of the global privacy and information management practice for Washington, D.C.-based law firm Hogan Lovells, told FierceHealthIT in an exclusive interview for this special report.
“They dramatically increased the ability of HHS to impose monetary penalties. They also said that they expect HHS, when there is willful neglect involved in a violation, will not focus on informal resolution needs, but rather will take formal action,” said Wilder, former Deputy General Counsel for HHS, who served as the lead attorney in the development of HIPAA privacy regulations.
Monetary penalties aside, four areas of the rule that will have a significant impact on providers are:
- A change that makes business associates and their subcontractors liable for breaches of personal health information
- An enhanced right for patients to obtain electronic copies of their records
- An enhanced right for individuals to request restrictions regarding disclosure of their PHI
- A change to the breach notification rule in which any disclosure of PHI is presumed to be a breach
Source: fiercehealthcare.com Website