mHealth

Medication Preparation Improved with a Web-Based Tool

October 21, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In pediatric emergencies, medication doses must be prepared accurately and quickly. A recent University of Kentucky study has shown that a web-based medication reference tool has helped with both preciseness and speed compared to traditional methods.

Report: Growth in Health Wearables Could be Stunted by Cost, Privacy Concerns

October 21, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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While the adoption of wearable devices is expected to rise, health consumers are still concerned over privacy and cost issues, according to a report.

Research: Mobile App Can Help Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A mobile health (mHealth) app can help clinicians detect early signs of glaucoma, according to new research.

Survey: Mobile Users Show Satisfaction With EHR Systems

October 16, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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More than half of providers who accessed their electronic health record (EHR) from a mobile device were "very satisfied" with the technology, compared to 28 percent of non-mobile users, according to an updated survey from the Austin, Tx.-based EHR...

Report: Health IT Leaders Say Their Infrastructure Isn’t Prepared for Evolution of EHRs

October 13, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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While many providers have implemented or plan to implement future care-enabling technologies (cloud, big data, mobile, and social) in the next two years, 96 percent of healthcare organizations say their infrastructure is not fully prepared for the evolution of...

Ochsner Health System Becomes First Epic User to Fully Integrate with Apple HealthKit

October 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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The New Orleans, La.-based Ochsner Health System has announced that it is the first client of the Verona, Wisc.-based Epic Systems to fully integrate its electronic health record (EHR) with the new Apple HealthKit.

How a Mobile Nurse Calling System Has Made Responding to “Code Blue” Easier

October 7, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A few years ago, leaders at Sauk Prairie Healthcare realized that open communication among caregivers was essential to delivering optimal patient care. The result of that realization is a mobility-based nurse calling system that has gotten rave reviews.

Survey: 75 Percent of Adults Don’t Use Mobile Devices to Track Health

October 6, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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Despite the predicted growth spurt of the wearable devices market, 75 percent of adults do not use either a fitness tracker or smartphone app to monitor their health, according to a new survey from Technology Advice.

Emergency Physicians Find their Telemedicine Niche

October 4, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Given the high cost of a typical emergency room visit, it’s a significant fact that most of ED visits are for minor medical conditions that can be diagnosed and treated virtually. That happens to be the business niche of one provider of telemedicine services.

Stakeholders Urge for Eased Telehealth Restrictions

October 1, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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A group of stakeholders has sent a letter to the Committee on Energy & Commerce requesting the expanded use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring for Medicare and other types of patients.

‘Patient 3.0’—Empowering Patients as Partners

September 26, 2014     John DeGaspari
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What is Patient 3.0, and what does it suggest about how the doctor-patient relationship can be made better? This was the theme of the keynote address delivered last week by Paul Tang, M.D., a practicing internist and chief innovation and technology officer at the...

Survey: Interoperability, Cost Continue to Hold Back ACOs

September 25, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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A recent survey of 62 ACO participants revealed that 100 percent of respondents have trouble gaining access to data outside of their organizations. On a press call, health IT executives dug deeper into the survey’s findings.
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