The Mobile Patient: How mHealth Tools are Paving the Way for Better Care Management

May 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In the new healthcare, provider organizations will need to make concerted efforts to become more patient-centered. Enter the world of mobile health—for forward-thinking providers, it’s about getting patients to use mHealth tools for better care management.

Sutter Health Announces Digital Health Collaboration With Biopharmaceutical Company

May 26, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The northern Calif.-based Sutter Health has announced a collaboration with the Ridgefield, Conn.-based biopharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim that will explore and test the value of digital health solutions, mobile technologies, and insights from advanced...

Is This Population Health’s Moment? Time for Data and Analytics

May 26, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Leaders from all sectors of healthcare understand that the journey is going to continue to be a long, challenging one--but pioneering organizations are already effectively leveraging data for their groundbreaking programs

Survey: Underserved Populations Struggle with Patient Engagement, mHealth Adoption

May 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Urban and rural community health centers and clinics report that patient engagement has been challenging, particularly in areas related to the adoption of healthy behaviors and compliance with standard care recommendation and treatment protocols, according to a...

Report: 2015 Could be the Breakthrough Year for Wearables

May 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The upcoming year might be the breakthrough year for wearables, in which they begin to achieve the mass market acceptance that has long been expected, according to a report from market researcher Visiongain.

Looking at the Lessons of McAllen in a New ACO Context: What's Changed

May 9, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The Commonwealth Fund blog this past week by Dominique Hall and Mark A. Zezza, Ph.D. speaks to the revolutionary changes—many of them data-fueled—that are changing healthcare delivery and payment these days

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Launches Mobile Communication App

April 30, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has launched a mobile communication application that will connect providers and staff members across multiple departments and six campuses.

Intermountain CMIO on Building Interoperability, Building a Clinical App Store

April 29, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
The Healthcare Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) is looking to create a plug-and-play atmosphere for interoperable healthcare applications. The CMIO at Intermountain Healthcare, one of the founding members, talks with HCI on what it gets out of this...

Ochsner Health System to Manage Chronic Diseases with Apple Watch

April 27, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
The New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System is using the recently launched Apple Watch to help manage patients suffering from chronic diseases.

At the Crowded HIMSS Conference, Making Sense of a Crowded mHealth Space

April 24, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
To get some clarity on a congested mobile health market, Healthcare Informatics Senior Editor Gabriel Perna spoke with The Advisory Board’s managing director Kenneth Kleinberg at the annual HIMSS conference, this year held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

VC Funding for Digital/Health IT Drops in Q1 2015

April 23, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Venture capital funding for health IT and digital health companies dropped by 35 percent in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report from the Austin, Tx.-based consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.

Report: Approx. 78 Million to Use Home Health Technologies by 2020

April 21, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
In five years, more than 78 million people will be using home health technologies, such as remote health monitoring devices, according to a new market research report.
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