Technology

Mayo Clinic Launches Smartphone App

April 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The Mayo Clinic has launched a smartphone application with Better, a consumer health startup company based in Palo Alto, Calif., that aims to educate patients through tailored healthcare information.

Study: Consumers Use Mobile Apps to Track Health, But Don’t Involve Docs

April 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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While 70 percent of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40 percent share data and insights with their doctors, according to a new study by the Wellesley, Mass.-based mobile engagement provider...

Tech-Focused Medical Group Startup Raises $40 Million

April 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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One Medical Group, a San Francisco-based startup that allows patients to schedule same-day appointments, request prescriptions, track their personal health between visits, and get lab results digitally, is receiving $40 million in funding this week.

Lack of Interoperability Holding Back 'Robust Health Data Infrastructure'

April 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The lack of interoperability is a major impediment to the development of a robust health data infrastructure, according to an independent report commissioned by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with input from the Office of the National...

It Takes a Village to Treat a Child…Data Helps Too

April 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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At one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the country, a multidisciplinary team is using population health technology to measure and analyze outcomes data in real-time for patients and providers. The initiative has created a culture shift and improved care.

Providing a Frontline of Defense for PHI

April 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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As the rapidly evolving healthcare industry faces increasing challenges to keeping PHI protected, there is a growing need to ensure knowledgeable and credentialed security and privacy practitioners are in place to protect this sensitive information. Health IT...

Blackberry Makes Healthcare Move, Invests in NantHealth

April 15, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Blackberry, a well-known smartphone Waterloo, Ontario company based in Canada, is making a move into healthcare, with an investment into NantHealth.

Advisory Committee Signals New Phase for SMART Platforms Project

April 15, 2014     David Raths
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The SMART Platforms project at Boston Children’s Hospital, which is developing an apps platform for healthcare, is shifting into a higher gear with the formation of an advisory committee to guide the organization on strategy, technical approach and business...

Consumer Beware: Online Health Searches Carry Risk, Study Says

April 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The quality of the information available on the Internet may depend on what is searched for, and the results could be hazardous to one’s health, according to a University of Florida study recently published in the journal Decision Support Systems.

How Smart Do You Want Your Physician’s Phone?

April 14, 2014     Pete Rivera
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Not too long ago we were all working diligently to deliver handheld solutions to physicians. It was a “mobile device” that would allow access to HIS, patient lists, and lab results. It was either an HP iPaq or some other device that required proprietary wireless...

Cloud-Based Predictive Software Developed for Addiction Treatment

April 14, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Polaris Health Directions, a Langhorne, Pa.-based behavioral health technology provider, has been awarded a $1.1 million, two-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the launch of the second phase of a project set to impact addictions...

GUEST BLOG: Heartbleed Bug — What You Should Know

April 11, 2014     Michael Mathews, Ph.D, President and Chief Operating Officer, CynergisTek, Inc.
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In this guest blog, Dr. Michael Mathews of CynergisTek explains the Heartbleed bug. It is a vulnerability in OpenSSL, the open source software that provides for encryption of data in transit between two points across a network, and estimated to impact up to...
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