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.
The University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care is co-developing technology to predict declining health status in acute and critically ill patients and to alert appropriate clinicians via smartphones.
Henry Ford Health System Innovations is supporting the Walgreens Balance Rewards App Challenge to find new mobile applications that encourage healthy behavior and improve disease management.
A $15 million project, funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT to define an application programming interface for electronic health records, could turn EHRs into effective public health tools at the point of care in fighting Ebola.
Terry Fouts, M.D., chief medical officer of Emeryville, Calif.-based analytics vendor MedeAnalytics, talks with Health Data Management about the current state of analytics, including the integration of data from outside the clinical domain.
A recent text-based campaign at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to identify unvaccinated children led to an increase in vaccinations and no instances of healthcare-associated measles.
Minneapolis-based ABILITY Network, a major Medicare transactions processing vendor, will acquire claims clearinghouse MD On-Line for an undisclosed sum.
A mobile app being pilot tested could help physicians and mental health professionals keep tabs on the well-being of patients with depression, anxiety, stress and behavioral disorders between visits.
Cigna says it will offer those covered by employer health plans a new technology "ecosystem" platform that combines online, mobile, social media, gamification, and web-based incentives to help customers and their families get the most out of the benefits.
An online survey has found that 96 percent of providers IT infrastructure is not fully prepared for the emerging technologies (big data, cloud, mobile and social) necessary to optimize their electronic health records systems.
As mobility becomes a core platform for healthcare communications and providers are increasingly integrating mHealth into their workflows, the management of those technologies has been slower to take shape-a critical oversight particularly in environments where medical staffs are using their own devices.
Venture capital funding for health IT companies continues at a furious pace reaching $956 million in the third quarter of 2014 with total VC funding year-to-date adding up to $3.6 billion, according to Mercom Capital Group.
Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. the third-largest U.S. coal producer, is seeking new ways to tackle health care costs in its self-funded plan.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded researchers at the University of Michigan a $1.6 million grant to study the intricacies of physician-nurse communications in an effort to reduce adverse events.
A coalition of 58 patient organizations, providers and vendors sent a letter Oct. 7 to members of Congress urging them to pass legislation this year to provide clarity and certainty for appropriate, risk-based oversight of health information technology.
Ochsner Health System in New Orleans is the first Epic Systems client to integrate its electronic health record system with the Apple HealthKit software development platform.