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EHRs Can't Do Everything

Zach McCartney | Healthcare IT News | November 14, 2013

Like many other industries, healthcare is becoming more consumer-focused. As Eric Wicklund and Mike Miliard have recently documented for Healthcare IT News, patients and doctors alike have spoken out against EHR solutions for interfering with rather than facilitating doctor-patient interactions... Read More »

FDA Approves Home Health Platform

Eric Wicklund | Government Health IT | August 9, 2013

Federal regulators have approved Verizon's first foray into the home monitoring space. Read More »

Five Tech Trends Affecting Healthcare IT Today, and Tomorrow

Technology is evolving faster than ever before, and shows no sign of slowing down. Digital innovation has enhanced the way we operate in almost every aspect of modern life, but in the healthcare industry, technology is not only changing lives, it's saving them too. Outlined below are five technology trends that are taking hold of the healthcare IT industry today, and what developments we can expect to see over the course of 2019 and beyond.

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Health Apps To Improve Citizens' Lives

Nerea Rial | New Europe | October 3, 2012

Mobile health (m-health) tools are helping socially disadvantaged citizens with diabetes around the world better manage their condition, a report from the non-profit group eHealth Initative (eHI) says. Read More »

Health IT Banks Record VC Cash In 2013

Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News | January 14, 2014

Health IT is where the money's at -- at least in 2013, which saw venture capital funding nearly double from the previous year, according to a new industry report released Monday. Read More »

Health, Fitness Apps Sending User Data To Third Parties

Greg Slabodkin | FierceMobileHealthcare | September 7, 2013

The top 20 most popular health, wellness and fitness apps, including WebMD Health, are actively sharing user data with as many as 70 third-party companies, according to a blog post from web analytics and privacy group Evidon. Read More »

Healthcare IT VC Funding Doubles To $2.2 Billion

Ashley Gold | FierceHealth IT | January 14, 2014

Last year was another banner year for venture capital funding for healthcare IT--it doubled from $1.2 billion to $2.2 billion, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. Read More »

HIMSS14: Regulatory Showdown Looms Over Mobile Health

Greg Slabodkin | Health Data Management | February 25, 2014

A legislative showdown is brewing between Congress and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over the right balance between promoting innovation in a fledgling mobile health industry and protecting patient safety. 2014 could be the year that several laws are passed with significant implications for health I.T., according to a HIMSS14 panel discussion on congressional affairs. Read More »

If Open Data Is The New Oil Are Primary Healthcare Organisations The Oil Pumps Of Our Townships?

Mark Herringer | Konekta | March 18, 2013

We are living in a new world. This world is driven by connection to one another and data that we generate. As a result we have opportunities to collaborate and find innovative solutions to long standing challenges. A key ingredient to this collaboration is open data. [...] Read More »

If Your Mobile Strategy Can Win Here, It Can Win Anywhere

Morra Aarons-Mele | Harvard Business Review | June 14, 2013

[...] Ideally, a brand and a woman of influence interact directly, one to one. But there's something that's increasingly coloring our relationship. It's her phone. The phone is more than our hardware. It's our lifeline. Read More »

Kaiser Permanente, Qualcomm Life, WellTok And More Support Open mHealth To Catalyze An Open Mobile Health Ecosystem

Press Release | Open mHealth | May 30, 2013

With 6 billion phones in people‚Äôs pockets worldwide, and over 20,000 health apps now in the marketplace, tracking everything from fitness to stress to sleep is becoming a part of modern life. But without an easy way to integrate these applications or their data, we have yet to unlock the full potential of mobile health (mHealth). Read More »

Latest ECRI Institute Report Names Top 10 Hospital Technology Issues

Staff Writer | HITECH Answers | February 21, 2013

The Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing applied scientific research to enable improvement of patient care. The organization is a designated Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and listed as a federal Patient Safety Organization by HHS... Read More »

Managing Kidney Disease With mHealth

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | September 11, 2013

More than 20 million people living in the United States have kidney disease. It's the 8th leading cause of death. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is any condition that causes reduced kidney function over a period of time. End-stage kidney disease (ESRD) is the final stage of chronic kidney disease. It basically means that your kidneys don't work any more... Read More »

mHealth And The Closing Window For Patient Engagement

Matt Mattox | Axial Exchange | January 7, 2013

80% of physicians are using mobile technology to provide patient care. Meanwhile, more than 25% of commercially-insured patients use mobile apps to manage their health. mHealth adoption is also being fueled by the 30 million wearable health devices that were shipped last year, a 37% increase over 2011. [...] Read More »

mHealth Oversight Suggestions Nearing End Of The Beginning

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | July 19, 2013

The long and winding road to federal regulation or oversight of mHealth still has some ground to cover, but a key Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act sub-workgroup has tentative suggestions that are about three organizational layers removed from the FDA. Read More »