Mayo Clinic Launches Smartphone App

April 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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
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
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.

Report: Huge Growth Potential for Financial Modeling Applications in Hospitals

April 15, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Financial modeling, bed management, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) have the highest potential for growth in terms of IT applications supporting the business of a hospital, says a new report from HIMSS Analytics.

Blackberry Makes Healthcare Move, Invests in NantHealth

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

How Smart Do You Want Your Physician’s Phone?

April 14, 2014     Pete Rivera
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...

Google, Other Tech Giants to Reshape Healthcare, PwC Report Says

April 10, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The healthcare industry will become more consumer friendly, thanks in large part to technology giants like Google, Apple and Samsung, according to a new report from the Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Text Reminders for Patient Appointments Prove Successful at Vanderbilt Medical Group

April 7, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Using text reminders for patient appointments has proven more beneficial than pre-recorded phone calls for clinicians at the Nasvhille, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG).

mHealth App Reduces 90-day Readmissions for Cardiac Rehab Patients, Study Finds

April 2, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Mobile health (mHealth) apps can assist in reducing 90-day readmissions for cardiac rehab patients, a new study from the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic reveals.

Report: Global Healthcare IT Market to Reach $66B by 2020

April 1, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The global healthcare IT market is projected to reach $66 billion by 2020, driven by streamlining clinical workflow processes, according to a new report from market researcher Global Industry Analysts (GIA).

Cedars-Sinai, U.S. Military to Design “OR of the Future”

March 28, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Los Angeles-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has partnered with the U.S. military to design an “operating room of the future” that will enable emergency medical teams to respond more quickly and effectively to patients with life-threatening injuries.

Giving Recovering Addicts a Digital Support System 24/7

March 27, 2014     Gabriel Perna
At Memorial Hermann Health System’s Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC), leaders have implemented a digital platform that provides its recovering addicts with a support community from the touch of their phone. Thus far, the center has gotten patients to buy-...
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