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 Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), a National Institutes of Health-funded resource dedicated to analyzing data from thousands of clinical genetics tests each year, has announced the launch of a new patient portal.
Electronic health record systems are not the only information technologies being leveraged in the fight against the Ebola outbreak. A coalition of IT vendors has been established to distribute free information and timely updates on Ebola through mobile and web-based apps to healthcare professionals and consumers worldwide.
Healthcare delivery system CHE Trinity Health and health and wellness platform vendor Sharecare are partnering to provide consumers and patients with a personalized, localized engagement platform across the 20 states that CHE serves.
Cloud-based electronic health record vendor Practice Fusion has launched a new EHR optimized "from the ground up" for the Apple iPad, iPad Mini and Android tablets.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has been tasked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lead a group designing an interactive web-based learning program that will guide healthcare workers, nurses and physicians through government-approved protocols to aid clinicians as they care for patients who may be at risk of contracting the Ebola virus.
Health Care Service Corporation, which operates Blues plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, is offering members and all other consumers a free mobile app to track physical activity and aid in stress management and mental wellness.
A long-simmering deal between AT&T and Frontier Communications, in which Frontier would acquire AT&T's residential landline and broadband customers in Connecticut, has received final approval from the state's Public Utilties Regulatory Authority.
The City of Baltimore Health Department and Baltimore-based mobile care platform developer emocha Mobile Health will be launching a pilot program aimed at easing the burden of tuberculosis care monitoring on the city's provider community.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which historically has represented chief information officers, is expanding to also represent chief technology officers and chief application officers.
Employers that are considering incorporating wearable fitness devices into their wellness programs are facing important decisions about the cost of those devices, and must also be prepared to allay employees concerns about data security.
A new survey of nearly 600 physicians reveals that those accessing electronic health records from mobile devices report higher levels of satisfaction and fewer challenges with their EHRs than non-mobile users.
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.