American Society of Clinical Pathology, USA
Brian Hicks is a business owner and a board certified medical laboratory scientist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Over the past ten years he has provided his expertise to many hospitals and medical laboratories throughout the United States including the Mayo Clinic and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Upon leading several successful projects, his experience in the medical laboratory industry has handed him a wealth of knowledge.
The main objective of this presented research is to examine the current state of healthcare information systems secured mode of delivery for mobile services. As technology advances healthcare and business professionals are discovering new ways to deliver and acquire healthcare information. Specifically, smartphones gives one the ability to schedule appointments, to receive doctors orders, to check lab results andto transmit patient health information. Mobile applications within smartphone systems has totally revolutionized this information age. In the midst of convenience it is vitally important that healthcare information systems modes of delivery are secure and complies with local, state and federal regulations. The health insurance portability and accountability act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enforced to protect patient health information and to give them rights pertaining to that information. How effective is the HIPAA act in 2014? In the medical laboratory sector point of care testing and mobile lab services are becoming the norm. What are the regulatory guidelines towards maintaining, protecting and releasing healthcare information? Are these guidelines doable in a mobile market? Are they secure? In this presentation the author will address these questions along with others and provide feedback based on my research.