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10 Mobile Health Apps From Uncle Sam

Michelle McNickle | InformationWeek | January 9, 2013

New mobile apps from the Department of Health and Human Services, for consumers and doctors alike, let you search medical literature, locate health centers, fight drug abuse and much more. Read More »

2 Winners Named For ONC's Blue Button App Challenges

Mary Mosquera | mHIMSS | October 11, 2012

A California-based developer of mobile technology tools and a Virginia-based provider of communications solutions for care providers have been named the winners of two Blue Button app competitions sponsored by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Read More »

2013 Most Wired

Matthew Weinstock | Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) | July 1, 2013

H&HN's 15th annual survey shows U.S. hospitals have made big strides in laying the foundation for robust clinical information systems. The next step: harnessing IT for the real work of improving care delivery. Read More »

4 Potential Candidates To Replace Mostashari

Bernie Monegain | Government Health IT | August 7, 2013

The announcement Aug. 6 that Farzad Mostashari, MD, would be stepping down from his job as national coordinator for health information technology this fall  led much praise about his passion for the work, and his many achievements. Read More »

5 "Crazy Ones' Reshaping Health IT

Staff Writers | Healthcare IT News | August 12, 2014

...With a nod to Apple and its famous 1997 TV spot, which highlighted doers and dreamers in all fields of endeavor who colored outside the lines, we put the spotlight on just five of the many 'crazy ones' who are helping transform health IT in new and unique ways...

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5 Questions With Stephen Mickelsen, Mobile Application Architect For Humetrix iBlueButton

Chad Johnson | HL7Standards.com | September 9, 2013

[...] While not often considered a hot topic at the C-suite level, the government has taken some very interesting steps to encourage patients to become willing participants in their care, be it through ACO preventative care measures or healthcare standards. Read More »

5 Reasons Hospitals Need a Mobile App

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | July 25, 2012

If patient engagement is the holy grail of healthcare and if hospital revenue will increasingly hinge on the ability to connect with patients, then why are so many hospitals missing out on one of the most effective means of engaging patients -- a branded mobile application? Read More »

6 Things You Need To Know About Meaningful Use And EHR Certification In 2014

Steven Posnack | Health IT Buzz | September 20, 2013

With the 2014 EHR reporting period for meaningful use right around the corner, here are 6 key pieces of information you need to know... Read More »

9 Ways Health IT – Beyond EHRs – Helps Patients

Kristine Martin Anderson | Government Health IT | December 12, 2011

Even among very knowledgeable people, the concept of health information technology is often equated with its most familiar element, “electronic health records.” Adoption of electronic health records are a critical first step to realizing the transformational power of Health IT – but getting out of paper enables even greater HIT capabilities. Read More »

A Few Thoughts About The Health-Care Marketplace

Jeanne Pinder | Clear Health Costs | February 27, 2013

Is it time for rate-setting in the health-care marketplace? Is it time for single-payer health care? Or an end to the entire for-profit system of mis-aligned incentives? Or transparency? Can we continue in this vein? Read More »

A Medical Lab In Your Smartphone

Megan Garber | The Atlantic | February 27, 2013

The digital age has made what was was once obscure visible. In ways we never could before, we can quantify the world -- make it knowable to us, comprehensible to us -- by gathering data and identifying patterns and generally converting experience into information. Read More »

A Troubling Strategy At Health IT Week

Adrian Gropper | The Health Care Blog | September 19, 2013

Health IT Week demonstrated a double barrel strategy to segregate patient information from provider information. Providers already have the power to set prices and health IT plays the central role. Read More »

ACA Fosters 'Fertile Time For Healthcare Investments'

Mary Mosquera | Government Health IT | April 18, 2013

The healthcare industry has been notoriously slow at identifying methods and tools it needs to reduce costs and improve quality noted a report by healthcare investment firm the Psilos Group, but health reform is producing promising opportunities for investors to fuel needed innovations. Read More »

After A 'Bridge' Year For Meaningful Use, 2014 Could Be Painful For Providers

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | January 2, 2014

The electronic health record world covered a lot of ground in 2013, some of it positive, some of it not. Here's our annual look at the top stories that dominated the headlines in FierceEMR in 2013--and a few that we might expect to see in 2014. Read More »

AHRQ's 10 Tips For Creating Consumer HIT

Mike Miliard | Government Health IT | November 14, 2012

More and more, health IT is expanding from the clinical into the commercial realm. With patient engagement so crucial to the transformation of care delivery, that's a good thing. But some consumer technologies are better than others. Read More »