DOC Survey, HIPAA and Clinical Trial on a Diabetes App

  •  I want access to my health information, and do not want any trouble obtaining information related to my health. If I can have access to the money (bank statement) I spend on a daily via a website or mobile app, I should be able to access information regarding my health, right? You should check out  HIPAA: A Valve, Not a Blockage for Patient Access to Records. The article is a brief description explaining the HIPAA guidelines and how it relates to patient information. HIPAA should protect patient information from third parties, not from the patient.
  •   In order to express to the health care industry the importance mHealth apps and how they can improve patient behavior and outcomes, Jen Dyer MD, MPH created a project on Medstartr to to raise money to conduct a clinical trial. The clinical trial focuses on the EndoGoddess’s diabetes app; providing data proving patients’ can successfully manage their diabetes via mobile app, and encourage Health Care Professionals to prescribe EndoGoddess app for more information and to donate to the project, visit EndoGoddess Project.



Innovators: You can make a difference!

Sanofi’s Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge is opened and accepting submissions (see email below).  Be inspired to share your ideas and tell a friend.  You can help make a difference in diabetes care by changing the future of diabetes data.
Calling all innovators!
The Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge is now open for submissionsDo you have the next big idea in diabetes care?

To kick off earlier this year, we crowdsourced answers to the question, “What matters most to you?”, to help shape the criteria for the Innovation Challenge. The community rallied to contribute responses, and the results are in!

  • Improve the outcomes and/or experience of people living with diabetes in the US.
  • Advance the quality, effectiveness, and delivery of diabetes care in the US.
  • Enhance the feeling of control of people within the diabetes ecosystem – from people with diabetes, to caregivers, family/friends, and healthcare providers.
  • Reduce the cost of care without compromising the quality and delivery of care.
  • Create a concept that scales and can be accelerated and distributed with ease.
  • Reflect human-centered design.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop the concept into an illustrative prototype in one month.
Prizes include more than $200,000 in awards, industry-leading mentorship, and real-world community feedback to help innovators move from idea to execution.SHARE & SUBMIT! 
Remember, the submission window closes on March 23, 2012. Don’t wait to submit an innovative idea, or help us spread the word to innovators & entrepreneurs!

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