There's some hot tech news out there this week. First off, ChristianaCare has created a new HIPAA-eligible home health skill for Amazon’s Alexa devices that it’s launching for clients
. The Home Care Coach, as it’s called, lets providers customize patient care plans, and then allows patients to ask Alexa about prescriptions, exercises and more. In a news release about the launch, the company’s president and CEO says “all care that can be digital will be digital.” To better understand what the future of digital assistants might be in homecare, check out Laurie Orlov's story
in our September issue
On the darker side of tech news, OSF HealthCare System is informing patients
about a data security incident at its vendor, Blackbaud, Inc. Someone accessed Blackbaud’s systems earlier this year and may have stolen patient information connected to OSF’s fundraising efforts, but not social security or credit card numbers.
The health care community website The Mighty has an interesting weekend read about how home medical equipment (HME) supply chain issues are impacting fragile pediatric patients, with a specific look at issues occurring in California around vent circuits and other products. Let us know if this has been an issue for you. Read the story here.
See you Monday!