Texting a friend is one way to pass the time while walking or running on a treamill. But according to a study published in Computers in Human Behavior and Performance Enhancement & Health, using a cell phone during everyday activities can significantly affect postural stability.

Trying to visits a specialist is hard not only on the patient, but the practicing physician. The interruption of workflow and long waits to just hear back from a specialist put stress on patient and physician. 

Researchers can agree that the Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID) shows just how possible it is for improved international sharing of data that could protect people in the event of a deadly infectious disease outbreak.

The Joint Commission, working with CMS, has released a list of clarifying recommendations in response to the use of text messaging for patient care orders.

HHS’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announced its first HIPAA enforcement action based solely on a healthcare facility not reporting a data breach in a timely manner.