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Survey: Hospital IT Execs Fearful of Mobile Security Threats

August 23, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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More than eight in 10 (82 percent) hospitals surveyed by Spyglass Consulting Group expressed grave concerns about their ability to support and protect mobile devices, patient data, and the hospital’s technology infrastructure as a result of the growing threat of...

Apple Has Acquired Personal Health Data Startup Gliimpse

August 22, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Apple has expanded its investment in digital health with the acquisition of personal health data startup Gliimpse, which occurred earlier this year, according to Fast Company reports.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Deploys Text Messaging Platform To Enhance Patient Communication, Engagement

August 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has partnered with digital health startup Well on a secure text messaging platform that will enable front office staff to more effectively communicate with patients.

Regenstrief Informatics Center to Pilot FHIR within Indiana Health Information Exchange

August 18, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics is piloting the use of FHIR to merge data from individual electronic medical records (EMRs) with those stored in the Indiana Network for Patient Care (INPC).

Walgreens Launches Digital Platform Utilizing Gamification to Boost Medication Adherence

August 18, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Walgreens has partnered with HealthPrize Technologies to offer a digital patient engagement and medication adherence platform for patients filling certain brand-name prescriptions on the Walgreens website.

Study: Digital Health Technology Use Very Low Among Seniors

August 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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While digital health technology has been advocated as a tool to improve healthcare quality and cost, a study by Boston-based Partners Healthcare finds low use rates of digital health tools among seniors.

PHR Vendor Partners With Advanced Care Planning App Developer

August 17, 2016  |  David Raths
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Get Real Health, creator of the patient engagement platform InstantPHR, has partnered with ADVault Inc., developer of MyDirectives, an app that lets consumers place critical emergency health information on their iPhone.

Despite Dr. DeSalvo’s Departure, HIT Policy Experts Confident in ONCs Future

August 17, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Last week’s announcement that Karen DeSalvo, M.D., National Coordinator for Health IT, would leave her position at ONC didn’t come as a surprise to many. But what does the agency’s future have in store?

Report: Global Market for Connected Health Devices Projected to Reach $612B by 2024

August 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The global connected health and wellness devices market is forecasted to reach $612 billion by 2024, in part driven by increasing incidences of chronic diseases that require continuous health monitoring, according to a Grand View Research report.

Survey: Workflow Design is Key to Improving the Quality of Health IT Implementation

August 12, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare quality leaders say improving workflow efficiency should be a top priority to help healthcare organizations strengthen the quality of their technology implementation, according to a survey by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

HealthTap Expands Virtual Care Services with Multi-User Specialist Consults, Language Interpreters

August 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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HealthTap, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based virtual care services provider, has expanded its platform to facilitate multi-participant virtual consultations with medical translation and interpretation services.

Study: mHealth Intervention Program Helps Post-Discharge Schizophrenia Patients

August 5, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Engaging in a mobile health (mHealth) intervention program can help Individuals with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders during high-risk periods after hospital discharge, according to new research in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Mental Health.

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