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Dr. Robert Wachter on Healthcare's Digital Transformation: "We Haven't Seen Anything Yet"

December 6, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the New York eHealth Collaborative's (NYeC) Digital Health Conference, Robert Wachter, M.D., reflected on healthcare's digital journey while outlining the critical factors for industry success going forward.

Study: Patients with Low Health Literacy Less Likely to Use Health IT

December 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Advancements with patient-facing health information technology tools, such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps, have the potential to improve healthcare delivery, yet low health literacy may be a barrier to patients’ use of electronic tools.

Report: Ransomware Attacks on IoT Medical Devices Will Likely Increase

November 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Cyber attackers are increasingly breaching Internet-enabled medical devices using ransomware and this is likely to continue for the next two to four years, according to Intel Security’s recent McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report.

Study: 8 in 10 Consumers Prefer Mobile Communication to Office Visit

November 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Consumers are overwhelmingly gravitating toward digital channels like online portals and mobile apps to connect with their healthcare providers when offered, according to a new study.

New Study Debunks Common Wearables Beliefs

November 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Wearables can be effective tools to engage employees in their health and encourage healthy behavior change, according to study from Jiff.

Quest Diagnostics Launches Patient-Initiated Testing

November 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Quest Diagnostics has launched a new patient-initiated testing service which will aim to empower consumers who live in Colorado and Missouri to manage their health by ordering certain lab tests directly without a physician's order.

During Congressional Hearing, Security Experts Cite Need for IoT Security Regulations

November 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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The lack of adequate security standards for connected devices poses significant risks to the country’s digital infrastructure and could result in serious consequences if cyberattacks target medical devices in particular, according to several security experts...

AMA Adopts Principles to Support Use of mHealth Apps

November 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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During its interim meeting in Orlando this week, the American Medical Association (AMA) approved a list of principles guiding coverage and payment policies concerning mobile health apps and devices.

Survey: 82 Percent of Healthcare Orgs Have Comprehensive Mobile Strategy

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Some 82 percent of respondent healthcare organizations have a fully implemented mobile strategy, indicating a greater level of maturity compared to commercial enterprises, according to a survey from software provider Red H

5 Questions About Your Digital Health Strategy

November 9, 2016  |  David Raths
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Consumer attitudes and habits regarding their digital health records are changing. A Marshfield Clinic executive discusses the creation of a digital health strategy to engage patients.

Mount Sinai Platform Curates Digital Health Apps

November 2, 2016  |  David Raths
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Researchers at Mount Sinai Health System have developed RxUniverse, an enterprise-wide tool that curates apps and enables physicians to digitally prescribe evidence-based apps to patients at the point of care.

Survey: 81 Percent of Healthcare CIOs Cite Data Security as Top Priority

November 1, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Eighty-one percent of CIOs surveyed said that strengthening data security was their top business goal for the next 18 months, ahead of increasing patient satisfaction (70 percent) and improving physician satisfaction (65 percent), according to survey findings...

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