Web-based applications and interfaces are increasingly common in the health care industry. Read here about advances in the field and about related topics such as how enterprise intranets facilitate communications across disparate locations.
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.
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.
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.
Royal Philips has announced that its eCareCoordinator and eCareCompanion telehealth apps have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Research concludes that a web- and mobile-based medication reference tool from Raleigh, N.C.-based eBroselow increased the accuracy of medication doses prepared during simulated pediatric emergencies by almost 25 percent.
Under a new digital health improvement program, Walgreens will offer health wellness content and services from WebMD Health in its drug stores and on its website.
In an effort toward greater transparency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a new online tool to provide insight into its inspection, compliance, and recall data.
While cloud computing has the potential to significantly drive down costs at the Department of Health and Human Services, so far HHS is not putting its money where its mouth is to achieve greater efficiencies.
The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences has launched the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health, which will examine the effects of traditional and social media on behavior and health across a wide range of disciplines.
Kaiser Permanente has awarded a $2.55 million grant to an American Heart Association outreach effort to reduce hypertension in the African-American community.
Bloomington, Minn.-based HealthPartners has launched Benefits for Me, a private insurance exchange platform the company says will enable employers to offer many health insurance plan choices for their employees.
A survey of 62 accountable care organizations finds 100 percent of respondents have difficulty achieving data interoperability with disparate partners. And thats just the tip of the iceberg; the information technology barriers for ACOs remain formidable.
Hospital chain HCA, which relies heavily on ancillary physician software vendor PatientKeeper, will acquire the company for an undisclosed sum.
The use of telemedicine to help manage chronic diseases such as congestive heart failure, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can yield clear benefits including fewer and shorter hospital stays, fewer emergency room visits, less severe illness, and even fewer deaths.