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Rock Health: Digital Health Funding Remains Hot in 2016 Despite Expected Decline

July 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The first half of 2016 has concluded with slightly over $2 billion in total digital health venture funding–on track with the levels of both 2014 and 2015, according to a midyear report from San Francisco-based Rock Health.

ONC Issues Report to Congress on Policy Gaps for Security, Privacy of mHealth Data

July 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The federal government needs to address large gaps in policies around health data access, security and privacy with regard to mobile health apps and health social media, according to a new ONC report issued to Congress.

ONC Announces Phase 1 Winners of Two Health Data Access App Challenges

July 19, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Phase 1 winners of two app challenges centering around making electronic health data easier to access and use for both consumers and providers.

Report: Increased Adoption of Predictive Analytics, Telemedicine Technologies Driving Global EHR Market

July 5, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare delivery organizations are increasingly implementing predictive analytics technology and integrating telemedicine technologies with information systems and these emerging trends are driving the global electronic health record (EHR) market, according to...

Survey: IT Executives More Likely to Pay Hacker’s Ransom If Organization Had Been Previously Hacked

July 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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How many companies would pay a ransom if they were attacked by ransomware? According to a recent survey, it may depend on whether the organization has already been the victim of a ransomware attack.

Mount Sinai Launches One-Stop Shop Mobile App for Patients

June 30, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System has launched a new mobile application for patients featuring centralized information and services as part of the health system’s attempt to provide greater access to and utilization of health services offered.

Survey: Patients Want More Digital Health Tools from Primary Care Physicians

June 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Patient adoption of digital health tools remains low, but interest in virtual care services is high, as a new survey report finds that the majority of consumers say they are choosing their primary care provider, in part, based on how well they use technology to...

What’s Preventing the Telehealth Market from Booming? One Lawyer Weighs In (Part 2)

June 21, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In Part two of an interview with Healthcare Informatics, Nathaniel Lacktman, head of law firm Foley & Lardner’s telemedicine and virtual care practice, continues to talk about the challenges that the telemedicine sector faces, providers’ thoughts on...

URMC Telemedicine Program Aims to Extend Parkinson’s Care Across NYS

June 16, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A new program launched by neurologists at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) will aim to expand access to care across New York State.

Report: U.S. Still in Early Stages of Leveraging Connected Care to Promote Healthcare Integration

June 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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A new report indicates that the U.S. healthcare system does well when it comes to patient access to healthcare and connected care technology adoption, yet lags with regard to healthcare integration.

Lessons Learned from the Mississippi Delta, Tackling Chronic Disease Through Remote Monitoring Technology

June 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Following a successful remote patient monitoring pilot project for diabetes patients in rural Mississippi, the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is now focused on improving care management for chronically ill patients across the Southeast.

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