Report: Healthcare Industry in Midst of Digital Revolution

June 24, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare executives expect that, within the next three years, their industry will need to focus as much on training machines as they do on training people, according to a new report by the New York City-based Accenture.

Some Patients Want Digital Interactions with Doctors, Most Not Getting Them

June 24, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
A large chunk of healthcare consumers wish to use emails, websites, mobile apps, and even Facebook to interact with their provider, a new survey revealed.

Providers Must Drive mHealth Adoption, Survey Says

June 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
A new survey of physicians found that only 15 percent have discussed wearing wearables or mobile health (mHealth) devices with their patients.

Walgreens, MDLIVE Announce Expansion of Telehealth Platform

June 19, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Walgreens, the Deerfield, Ill.-based national pharmacy chain, and MDLIVE, the Sunrise, Fla.-based telehealth vendor, have announced expansion of its joint telehealth platform to include users in three new states.

At iHT2, Provider Leaders Acknowledge Innovation Must Come from Within

June 17, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Leading healthcare organizations at iHT2’s Washington D.C. Health IT Summit shared a recurring theme: If providers want innovative technology in their organization to reduce cost, improve care and increase access, the ideas must come from within.

Judy Murphy, R.N., on the Next Wave of Patient Engagement

June 17, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
It's time for consumers to become active members of their care teams, according to Judy Murphy, R.N., chief nursing officer and director, Global Business Services, at IBM Healthcare.

Are We Really Turning a Corner When It Comes to Telehealth?

June 16, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Developments are taking place along numerous dimensions with regard to telehealth—offering a positive outlook for that important phenomenon

Report: Health IT is Reducing the Medical Spending Growth Rate

June 12, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Healthcare information technologies are leading to a drop in medical inflation, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' (PwC) Health Research Institute.

Survey: Most Nurses Use Smartphones in Clinical Workplace

June 10, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly all nurses own a smartphone, and 88 percent of them use their smartphone apps in their daily nursing work, according to a new survey from Boston-based mobile technology company InCrowd.

Report: Digital Health Solutions Could Save Healthcare Industry $100B

June 8, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Digital health solutions achieved the U.S. healthcare industry $6 billion in cost savings in 2014, and are expected to save the system more than $100 billion over the next four years, according to new research from the New York City-based Accenture.

Why mHealth and Patient Engagement are Critical to the Future of Healthcare

June 4, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
In health IT, a lot of the focus on mHealth lies on the provider side. But how patients are using these technologies to improve their care is also becoming ever so important to healthcare’s changing landscape.
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