A growing number of applications are designed for portable devices used by clinicians. Stories here cover trends in how mobile technology is used in the health care setting, the benefits and pitfalls of various device types, and what the future holds for application development.
As more evidence demonstrates that timely care coordination improves outcomes and reduces costs, visionary vendors and clinicians are finding a fertile field for technology that provides real-time or near-real time communication capabilities.
The Camden Group, a healthcare business consultancy, has created a mobile app to enable providers to capture cycle times for clinical and non-clinical processes.
As part of ongoing efforts in the area of telemedicine, CVS Health has teamed up with three major telehealth companiesAmerican Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladocto explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth providers, retail pharmacy and retail clinic providers can collaborate in this rapidly growing area of technology.
Which cities are attracting the most Internet of Things (IoT) companies? Heres the answer, according to IoT Analytics which has a database that tracks more than 2,000 IoT businesses. This presentation originated at Information Management magazine.
The excitement generated by the massive changes in healthcare reimbursement and delivery has created a flood of new technology to address gaps in the industry. Some long-time observers say theyre reminded of the late 1990s, when anything related to the Internet was greeted with awe and investor dollars. Today's health information technology climate is just as fraught with potential and uncertainty.
A large pilot program that drugstore chain CVS Health conducted found satisfaction rates topping 90 percent when patients at MinuteClinics opted for a telehealth session if the nurse practitioner or physician assistant was busy.
The National Institutes of Health wants to create and test web tools for youth with chronic diseases to help them make informed decisions about clinical research and increase motivation to participate in clinical trials.
New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of August 17.
There are a ton of digital health companies offering thousands of apps and other technologies. Half of them will fail in the first two years of existence. But their failures could be gains for providers, vendors and insurers who team, buy or raid them, says Kaveh Safavi, global managing director of Accentures health business.
Heres a look at Gartners top 10 mobile technologies and capabilities that organizations must master as 2015 wraps up or as 2016 unfolds, according to Nick Jones, vice president and distinguished analyst. This presentation originated at Information Management magazine.
Scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of mobile health technologies for reducing risk factors for heart disease and stroke is limited and the benefits of mHealth apps and wearables require further study.
Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) is among a growing chorus of U.S. senators that has called for greater federal investment in telehealth technologies and regulatory changes that can help improve access to vital healthcare services for people, especially the elderly, in rural states.
In an era of accountable and value-based care tied to improving patient engagement levels, and with most patients having a smartphone, there are a ton of digital health companies offering thousands of apps and other technologies. And, half of them will fail in the first two years of existence. But their failures could be gains for providers, vendors, and insurers.
Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, a melanoma-detection app vendor has been barred from making further deceptive health claims about his products available for sale online in the Apple and Google app stores.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft document aimed at healthcare information security, the first in a new series of guides intended to help enterprises and developers improve cybersecurity.