HIPAA and Working From Home

We have prepared recommendations for you regarding HIPAA compliance as we migrate to remote work.

Faced with the current pandemic, and following recommendations from the WHO and government alike, many organizations suddenly had to work from home. Many teams, individuals, and processes have had to adapt; what is reassuring is that the majority of them were able to do so. We understand the challenges this situation presents, so in order to help others best make the transition, we have decided to repackage our internal HIPAA overview document for everyone to reassess their setup and audit their overall compliance.

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Microservices in Healthcare

5 ways to utilize Camunda more efficiently in your microservice architecture

Use cases for workflow engines

When talking about workflow automation, companies and business people usually think about human task management and task lists. And that makes sense since workflow engines are a great tool for that. However, workflow automation is actually much more. Modern workflow engines are lightweight and can operate high volumes at low latency. This makes them applicable for every problem that requires a state machine, whether the main driver of the requirement at hand is business or IT. Other motivating factors for using workflow engines also include graphical visibility which is important in case of long-running workflows and them being persistent state machines that help with tasks of versioning process models, scheduling or operation control.

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# Hands on experience with interoperability | Redox to FHIR – Vicert follows through

Edition: Real-world problems and solutions

For an intro we suggest to brush up on some reading from our part 1:  READ HERE

Creating a puzzle

Tuning our thinking to the granularity of resources defined in FHIR wasn’t enough. Very soon we encountered our first challenge – making them work together. This is a very important notion in FHIR since the standard considers resource combination as an integral tool in representing healthcare use-cases.

Searching through extensive documentation we identified mechanisms in place providing this function:

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Developers Hands-On Experience with Interoperability: Redox to FHIR Vicert Takes on a Challenge

Vicert Takes on a Challenge

When a client asked for a Redox Data Chateau service adapter, a lot of new keywords were thrown my way. 

We had to look into every detail of “Redox”, “FHIR format”, “Data Models”, “resources” and “Clinical Summary” concepts in order to quickly create a bigger picture where everything needed for our project made sense.

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What is a message broker? And how could it be leveraged more in Healthcare

In the healthcare space, there are companies that function as intermediaries that forward claims information from healthcare providers to insurance payers, also known as clearinghouses.

Likewise, if we want to exchange messages between two distributed software components, we need a mediator. This mediator is known as the message broker. It receives incoming messages from a sender and sends them to a receiver. This way the sender and receiver can be totally decoupled.

A message broker acts as an intermediary platform in communication between two applications. 

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Getting started – Learn the basic React Native

React Native is a framework for building mobile applications with JavaScript and leveraging Reactjs. It uses native UI components. If you are familiar with Reactjs, or come from front end development background, Reactjs uses a virtual DOM which acts as a shadow to real DOM available. When an element changes, that change is reflected in the real DOM by Virtual DOM using a node that corresponds to each element. However, in React Native, there is no DOM rather than Native Components which are provided by platforms such as iOS and Android. There are no web views here.

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Migration to androidX

Why?
If you’ve ever worked on an android project you must have had the chance to fight the libraries version. Android tried to split the  support libraries into smaller pieces, and we got some modularisation, (com.android.support:cardview-v7, com.android.support:recyclerview-v7),  but this approach has made things more complicated because of the versions. We are well aware of the mess with the backwards-compatibility-libraries v4, v7, v13, v8, v?.Android decided to make androidx to stop this version confusion so every support library like android.support.v7.recyclerview.extensions.AsyncDifferConfig is now androidx.recyclerview.widget.AsyncDifferConfig.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Healthcare in the Cloud

It has been a year already since our last “Health in the Cloud” event we organized together with our partners from IBM Bluemix and Watson. Since then, the statistics of healthcare in the cloud have improved exponentially – more and more providers are migrating to the cloud storage and more and more Cloud vendors are claiming their HIPAA and HITECH compliance, promising security and savings.

Healthcare Cloud : SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
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Health for coins, not dollars ;) – The “not so serious” Mapping of Healthcare Cryptocurrencies

At this years’ SXSW it was all about blockchain and cryptocurrencies, but it was like that at HIMSS, JPM, CES, etc. as well. Since we wrote already about the first of the two buzzwords – blockchain as a trend in Healthcare, we decided to tackle the idea of cryptocurrencies in healthcare. First, we checked around the office and found out that several devs have been in a couple of Telegram chat rooms as they tried to buy “health coins” in a presale (ICO – initial Coin Offering; Pre-ICO).
Will you be buying your next health plan with ethereum? Or is the new health coin going to solve the problem of fragmented healthcare records?

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