GUEST BLOG: mHealth… the Newest Front-door to Your Organization

February 26, 2015     Carl Fleming
Recently, a client asked me what I meant by “mHealth is likely the newest front door to his organization.” He seemed even more puzzled by my next statement; “…and you should probably have an ‘open-door’ policy.” After a few minutes of conversation I quickly...

Study: Mobile Apps With Decision Support Lead to More Diagnoses

February 23, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Mobile devices featuring decision support tools may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues such as obesity, smoking, and depression, according to a study from Columbia University School of Nursing.

Dr. Prakasam’s Excellent Social Media Adventure

February 19, 2015     Mark Hagland
It was inspiring to read the recent interview with Dr. Gnanagurudasan Prakasam, whose innovative, social media-based program for children with diabetes is making a difference in Sacramento, California

Epic Set to Open its Own App Store

February 18, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The Verona, Wis.-based health IT giant Epic Systems is set to open its own app store, opening the door for the creation of outside mobile applications that will work with the vendor’s electronic health record (EHR) platform.

Making the “Mobile” Rounds to Improve Patient Satisfaction

February 17, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
At the Ohio-based Genesis HealthCare System, leaders have recognized the importance of improving patient satisfaction, and have implemented mobile rounding solution that captures patient feedback in real-time to better their experience.

GUEST BLOG: The Healthcare BYOD Conundrum

February 17, 2015     Michael Martelli
When it comes to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy, enterprises face an inherent conflict between leveraging the potential benefits of flexibility, productivity, and individual choice offered by mobile devices, while maintaining centralized oversight and...

Using Social Media to Connect Young Diabetics

February 16, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Gnanagurudasan Prakasam, M.D. is dealing with a critical, fragile patient population the same way most people connect with their long lost friend. The pediatric endocrinologist and featured panelist at iHT2's Health IT Summit in San Francisco, is doing it...

Survey: Patients Open to Tech, but Few Use Health IT Tools Now

February 13, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Patients are increasingly becoming more willing to engage with their providers through modern technology, but the industry is only at the starting line of connected health, according to new research from Salesforce.

Live from the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit: How Cleveland Clinic is Changing the Healthcare Delivery Model

February 10, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
At the Cleveland Clinic, technology-based tools have helped transform the healthcare delivery model from provider-driven to consumer-driven, according to C. Martin Harris, M.D., Cleveland Clinic’s CIO, and the chairman of the organization’s IT division.

David Chou: Healthcare Needs to be Like Amazon

February 2, 2015     Gabriel Perna
David Chou, CIO at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, talks about the natural challenges and struggles that is patient engagement. He says healthcare needs to be more retail-oriented, and focus on serving end users like Amazon does with its...

When You’ve Got Telehealth…"Snow Problem”

January 30, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Massachusetts General Hospital used telehealth to service snowed in Bostonians this past week so they didn’t miss an outpatient visit. It’s high time we bring direct-to-consumer telehealth to the forefront…there’s just one caveat.

Study: Texting Proves Better than mHealth Apps for Treating Mental Illness

January 30, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Texting may be a more suitable treatment aid for those with mental illness than mobile applications, according to new study led by researchers from Clemson University.
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