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.

How Duke is Using HealthKit to Get Patient-Generated Data into the EHR

April 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
At HIMSS15, in front of an inquisitive audience at the McCormick Place Convention Center on April 15, Ricky Bloomfield M.D., director, mobile technology strategy at Duke Medicine, gave an overview of how Duke is using Apple’s HealthKit to get patient-generated...

Ed McCallister’s Vision for UPMC: “The Patient Has To Be At the Center”

April 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Ed McCallister, who in October became CIO of the vast UPMC Health System, shares his thoughts on putting patients at the center of all innovation in healthcare—and what that means for today’s CIOs

Waving Goodbye to the Windy City: Five HIMSS15 Takeaways

April 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
HIMSS never disappoints when it comes to "buzz," as you would expect when 43,000+ health IT minds gather in one place. While it's always difficult to narrow it down to just a few things, here are my five big takeaways from HIMSS15 in Chicago.

Partners Healthcare, Samsung Come Together for New Mobile Health Offerings

April 15, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
Partners HealthCare announced a new partnership with Samsung Electronics at HIMSS15 to develop new personalized digital and mobile solutions for health and wellness.

TigerText Announces Secure Enterprise App for Apple Watch

April 15, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
TigerText announced the launch of TigerText for the Apple Watch, a secure enterprise messaging app that allows users to securely send and receive messages to anyone within their organization in a hands-free fashion.

HIMSS15 Survey: Mobile Tech Helps With Cost Savings, Patient Care

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
More than 90 percent of survey respondents are utilizing mobile devices within their organizations to engage patients in their healthcare, according to new research revealed at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in...

Cerner Demonstrates New Apple Watch App at HIMSS

April 13, 2015   |  Kayt Sukel
Cerner demonstrates its new iOS 8 HealtheLife app, a new tool to help patients to manage their health from Apple Watch, at HIMSS 15.

Revolution at the Door: A Genuine Focus on Patient Engagement Powers Its Way onto CIOs’ Radar Screens

April 13, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The release of the HIMSS Leadership Survey Monday morning heralded the long-awaited recognition of new realities around patients in healthcare
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