Patient-Generated Data: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

January 28, 2015     David Raths
Some clinicians are already taking advantage of patient-generated health data in their practices, but they are outliers. How long will it be before that type of integration is a regular aspect of clinical work flow? And what will it take to get there?

A New Twist on the Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Trend

January 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna
In North Carolina, one doctor believes in the direct-to-consumer telehealth trend but not if it's a random doctor. Kevin Biese, M.D. explains in this Q&A why this kind of telehealth should be done within the confines of a health network.

Making Doctors Mobile: Zeroing in on Clinical Workflow

January 26, 2015     David Raths
Too often, doctors have gotten excited about the idea of viewing results on their iPads, only to have to seek out a PC with a keyboard in order to enter orders. But in 2015, with the increasing maturity of devices and software, some organizations are starting...

Paul Tang’s New-Century Challenge: Time to Start Treating Patients Like People

January 26, 2015     Mark Hagland
At iHT2-San Diego, an appeal to healthcare leaders to begin thinking about person-centered healthcare—and to begin to think about the implications of the concept for care delivery going forward

Will FDA Clarify Approach to Clinical Decision Support in 2015?

January 21, 2015     David Raths
The FDA also has released its schedule for developing guidance for the 2015 fiscal year, and prioritized on the list is medical device clinical decision support software. Many in the health IT industry are relieved that the FDA has prioritized clinical decision...

Paul Tang, M.D. at iHT2-San Diego: “Patients 3.0: What’s the Job of a Patient?”

January 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
Moving towards the new person-centered healthcare is going to require a dual revolution in thinking, says Paul Tang, M.D.

Study: Patients Consider Digital Tools When Choosing Docs

January 20, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Most patients say that digital services play an important role when they are choosing a physician, according to new research from the Brentwood, Tenn.-based research group Technology Advice.

HCI’s Top 10 Tech Trends 2015: Parsing the Swirl

January 20, 2015     The Editors of HCI
We offer you, our readers, our Top Tech Trends for 2015. Each of the ten trends has its own significance—and urgency; together, they help paint a portrait of the landscape in U.S. healthcare at a time of fundamental change and intensifying activity.

Carolinas HealthCare Links Portal, Health Tracker Data

January 19, 2015     David Raths
The Carolinas HealthCare System is working to bridge the gap between all the new health trackers in the consumer space and the clinical data people access through their patient portal.

Health IT VC Funding More Than Doubles in 2014

January 15, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector in 2014 more than doubled last year’s total, coming in at $4.7 billion, according a new report from consulting firm Mercom Capital Group.

Using Crowdsourcing, Mobile Apps to Re-Think Participants’ Role in Clinical Research

January 14, 2015     David Raths
The federal government has put a lot of resources behind the concept of patient-centered outcomes research. So with large clinical research projects, what would patient-centric research look like? And how are big data, mobile apps and new approaches to consent...

Physicians Cynical of Hospital Investments in Mobile Infrastructure

January 14, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Physicians do not think hospital IT organizations of affiliated hospitals are making the proper investments into providing the right infrastructure for mobile health (mHealth) applications, according to the findings of a new survey.
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