mHealth

Creating Transparency: A New Model for the Health Care Experience

August 21, 2015   |  Adam Armstrong
video
In this latest video, Deloitte health care thought leaders examine the increasing consumer demand for transparency, and the doors advanced analytics systems have opened to transparency across the enterprise – creating a new model of care for health care delivery...

Research: mHealth Tools Have not Been Fully Studied

August 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
While smartphone apps and wearable sensors have the potential to help people make healthier lifestyle choices, evidence of these mHealth tools being effective for or reducing risk factors for heart disease and stroke is limited, according to new research.

At iHT2-Seattle, Analytics as a Transformational Change Agent in Care Delivery

August 18, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
article
In Seattle, healthcare leaders addressed a spectrum of issues facing the industry as patient care organizations begin to leverage analytics capabilities for population health and accountable care purposes

Can Home Telemonitoring Keep Patients Out of the Hospital?

August 11, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
As policymakers continue to look for ways to keep patients out of the hospital, there has been a growing interest around the effects of home telemonitoring on patients. A recent paper looks at the effectiveness of these technologies.

Research: Web-based Tools Help Improve Patient Engagement, Communication

August 11, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
Web-based toolkits used by patients and/or their healthcare providers in the hospital setting have the potential to increase patient engagement and improve communication with clinicians, according a new study led by researchers at Boston-based Brigham and Women...

Developing an Alzheimer’s Risk Score as an Epic Widget

August 10, 2015   |  David Raths
article
The Center for Brain Health at NorthShore University HealthSystem is relying on the health system’s informatics infrastructure to help neurologists identify patients at higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s. They also are integrating mobile applications to...

Goal of Medical Hackathons: ‘Unlikely Conversations’

August 9, 2015   |  David Raths
blog
“Hackathon” events focused on healthcare are becoming increasingly popular, as digital apps developers apply their skills to solving some of healthcare’s most intractable problems. I asked Cleveland Clinic execs why they are participating.

Survey: Provider’s Web Efforts Lacking, Patients Say

August 6, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
While healthcare providers are mostly using the web to better serve patients, they still have work to do, according to a survey from e-commerce and online marketing vendor Kentico.

At the University of Utah, Taking Prenatal Monitoring Out of the Hospital

August 4, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
article
With the aid of new technology, pregnant patients in their third trimester might not have to leave the home as much as they originally thought.

Transforming Healthcare Through “Big Data”

July 31, 2015   |  Somesh Nigam, Chief Informatics Officer, Independence Blue Cross
article
At Independence Blue Cross in Pennsylvania, we are moving forward rapidly to leverage analytics to support the management of care for our members with chronic illnesses

Informatics Execs Get Funding to Launch Care Coordination Startup

July 28, 2015   |  David Raths
article
ACT.md, a Boston-based startup led by several high-profile healthcare informatics executives, has created a team-based care coordination platform for the management of complex patients.

Washington Debrief: Senate Hearing Includes Calls to Delay MU Stage 3 Rulemaking

July 27, 2015   |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
article
During a Senate hearing last week, Congressional leaders called for a delay of Meaningful Use Stage 3 rulemaking and removal of gag clauses from EHR contracts.
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