Mobile Technology Archive
The Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles has integrated its Epic electronic health records system with Apples HealthKit to exploit health and fitness data gathered from more than 80,000 patients.
In an industry dominated by billion-dollar deals and the launch of teraflop-scale analytics platforms, a $1,000 prize won by a graduate student may not appear to offer particularly salient lessons, but don't tell that to Spencer Kohn.
When investigating breaches of protected health information, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has often found that organizations in many ways were not compliant with the HIPAA Security Rule to consistently secure protected health information. In particular, a risk analysis often was not performed or was done but never updated as the vulnerability landscape changed.
IEEE, a professional association of engineers in multiple industries including healthcare, has issued guidance to help software developers establish a baseline of security for software development and implementation of medical devices.
By monitoring patients in transit to trauma centers, an automated system that analyzes vital signs could significantly improve the ability to diagnose patients with life-threatening bleeding before they arrive at the hospital.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has announced six winners of its inaugural Market R&D Pilot Challenge, designed to help startups connect with healthcare organizations to evaluate their technologies in real-world care environments.
Fitbit Inc., which sells a suite of wearable health and fitness tracking apps, has filed to conduct an initial public offering of stock and be traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FIT.
UnitedHealthcare has announced an expansion of telehealth coverage options for virtual physician visits, giving enrollees in self-funded employer health plans secure, online access to a physician via mobile phone, tablet or computer, 24 hours a day.
An at-home telehealth pilot program conducted by Arizona-based Banner Health and technology vendor Philips for patients with multiple chronic conditions has resulted in significant reductions in readmissions rates and healthcare costs.
Health information technology is foundational to President Obamas $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative aimed at treating the specific needs and characteristics of individual patients, according to Karen DeSalvo, M.D., national coordinator for HIT.
Underwriters Laboratories is working with the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation to create a suite of consensus-based standards for interoperable medical device interface safety.
Patient portal software vendor Medfusion is expanding its product portfolio as it positions for the era of consumerism as most patients have a smartphone or other portable computing device.
Software and billing services vendor athenahealth has introduced athenaText, a mobile secure messaging app for Apple Watch.
During a presentation at the recent HIMSS15 conference in Chicago, Srinivas Velamoor, a principal at McKinsey & Co., gave a packed room a lot to think about.
An eight-year study of more optimal use of personal health records finds observations of daily life that individuals enter into their PHR are the most meaningful bits of information.