eClincialWorks is Latest Health IT Vendor to Integrate PGHD

March 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna
eClinicalWorks, a Westborough, Mass.-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) vendor, has begun to integrate data from wearables into its patient health record product.

Beyond the Hype: Can Apple, Others Bring PGHD to the EMR?

March 26, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Rob Faix, principal advisor at the Naperville, Ill.-based consulting firm, Impact Advisors, joins the Healthcare Informatics podcast to discuss all things patient-generated health data. Specifically, he discusses the challenges of bringing together patient and...

Survey: Doctors and Patients See Benefits in Mobile Apps

March 24, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Nearly half (46 percent) healthcare professionals say that they will introduce mobile apps to their practice in the next five year, according to the Plano, Tex.-based Research Now Group.

For U.S. Physicians, the Healthcare Policy Train Has Already Left the Station

March 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
With two tremendously significant healthcare policy developments taking place within the same week, no one can doubt any longer the broad direction of federal healthcare policy—especially for practicing physicians

Mobile Apps Aren’t Just for the Big Guys

March 16, 2015     David Raths
I spoke recently with Larry Barnes, vice present and CIO, and Michael McEldowney, director of IT, for Salina Regional Health Center, a small two-hospital system in north-central Kansas. They are proving that fairly sophisticated mobile solutions are not out of...

The 2015 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards Program: Semifinalists

March 16, 2015     the Editors of HCI
We at Healthcare Informatics were delighted by the exceptional quality of the submissions we received from innovating teams from across the country, this year. Inside, please find descriptions of the initiatives of the six teams whom we have awarded...

Study: Mobile Apps Lead to Health Plan Satisfaction

March 11, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Individuals who have contacted their health plan via a mobile app are more satisfied with their plans than those who have not used the technology, according to a survey from J.D. Power, a Westlake Village, Calif.-based information services firm.

Clinicians Developing Mobile Apps on Several Fronts

March 10, 2015     David Raths
Many clinicians are working on developing mobile apps with specific agendas in mind. Some are creating narrowly focused apps that reach across their discipline to solve particular pain points. Others are developing consumer-facing apps tied to specific chronic...

Apple Rolls Out Research-based Health Platform

March 9, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Apple continues to roll out its offerings for healthcare organizations, revealing its latest invention called ResearchKit, allowing users to participate in clinical trials.

Mayo Clinic, Gentag Partner for Wearable Biosensors

March 6, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The Mayo Clinic and the Washington D.C.-based Gentag, Inc. are collaborating to develop wearable biosensors designed to fight obesity and diabetes.

Guest Blog: Approach Unified Communications Like You’re Writing an Essay

March 4, 2015     Michelle Kay
The biggest mistake a healthcare organization can make when it comes to the decision to deploy Unified Communications (UC), is to treat it like an infrastructure component that is transparent to the user community. The best path to UC in healthcare is to...

Survey: Security Risks Still of Great Concern to Healthcare Orgs

March 4, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Just 36 percent of healthcare organizations said that within their entity, security and compliance policies are at most only moderately enforced, according to a survey from the Morristown, N.J.-based health information service provider (HISP) DataMotion.
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