Can the “Doctorless” Patient Model Be Effective?

November 20, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Earlier this week at the NYeC 2014 Digital Health Conference, Eric Topol, M.D., gave a speech about using digital health tools in a push towards a “doctorless” patient model. After listening to the keynote, I wondered about the practicality of this approach.

Information Requirements for the Competitive Healthcare Marketplace

November 18, 2014     Tonya D. Edwards, M.D.
CIOs of eight leading healthcare organizations convened on Sept. 12 for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit. This year’s theme, Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace, yielded lively discussion. In the session, the group shared...

Survey: Clinicians Increasingly Comfortable with Digital Health

November 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
A recently released survey of clinicians reveals that more and more are accepting of digital health devices and concepts to bring them closer to patients.

Democratizing Medicine: Eric Topol Pushes a Patient-Centered Healthcare

November 17, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
As the healthcare industry moves into an era of accountable care, new digital tools can help democratize medicine, Eric Topol, M.D., director at the La Jolla, Calif.-based Scripps Translational Science Institute, said in a keynote at the New York eHealth...

Solving Mississippi’s Diabetes Problem with Telehealth and Care Management

November 14, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Mississippi has the highest rate of people with diabetes of any state in the union. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is leading the charge with a telehealth-based care management program to change its standing. HCI spoke with one of the program’s...

A Layered Approach to Fighting Cybercrime

November 13, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Data breaches in healthcare have been steadily on the rise, but a multi-faceted approach at one hospital in Alabama has led to a breach-free environment.

Report: EHRs Will Save Healthcare Industry $78B over Five Years

November 12, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Electronic health records (EHRs) are expected to save the global healthcare industry $78 billion between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report from Juniper Research.

Survey: Providers Embrace Telemedicine, Despite Obstacles

November 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Nine out of 10 providers are pursuing telemedicine programs, according to a survey of healthcare executives by law firm Foley & Lardner LLP.

Wearables Market Up 40 Percent from 2013

November 10, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Wearable sales are up 40 percent in the third quarter of 2014—with global shipments totaling 12.7 million units—over the same quarter in 2013, according to new research from FutureSource Consulting.

ACC Launches Mobile CDS App

November 10, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is developing a mobile clinician decision support (CDS) app that will give doctors access to ACC guideline content and related tools.

mHealth Apps Linked to Well-Being

November 7, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
People are increasingly using mobile health technology to improve their well-being, according to new Gallup research.

VCU Researchers Develop Cancer Health Literacy Tool

November 6, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center researchers have developed a tool that they say can accurately measure cancer health literacy (CHL) and quickly identify patients with limited CHL.
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