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"Alcohol and other substance use disorder treatment lags far behind the rest of healthcare in the deployment of electronic health records," according to NIH.

By Jessica Davis 01:24 pm December 09, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is challenging biotech researchers to build a wearable device that can measure blood alcohol in real-time, and it will offer funding for researchers who find out how to better use electronic health record data for alcohol treatment.
Augmedix co-founders Ian Shakil and Pelu Tran.
By Mike Miliard 12:59 pm December 09, 2016
The San Francisco company's focus is a smartglass-powered remote scribe tool to assist physicians with charting and documentation.
mHealth apps
By Jack McCarthy 10:36 am December 07, 2016
Even among highly-rated patient-facing apps, researchers found that most are not yet enabling patient populations to better manage their health. 

Shafiq Rab, known for his innovation in healthcare information technology, has been named CIO at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. youtube photo

By Bernie Monegain 09:04 am December 06, 2016
Move comes following Rush’s extensive national search.
ProofPilot digital health
By Jack McCarthy 09:32 am November 23, 2016
The platform, featuring 10 new templates, reduces the barrier to conducting scientifically valid studies on digital health tool, fitness regimens, dietary programs, wellness efforts and others, the company said. 
Gates Foundation Factom blockchain
By Mike Miliard 12:36 pm November 21, 2016
The technology company said it will use the money to focus on secure access of health data via smartphones in developing nations.
Zipline drone medical deliveries

Photo: Courtesy of Zipline.

By Jack McCarthy 07:17 am November 16, 2016
Startup intends to use the funding to work toward making U.S. deliveries within six months. 
Best Hospital IT 2016 CIOs
By Tom Sullivan 09:33 am November 15, 2016
From chatbots mining social media to wearables and trendy tools, Healthcare IT News' Best Hospital IT Department winners discuss the top tech poised to have a critical impact on their organizations' future.
patient-facing apps mHealth
By Jack McCarthy 08:54 am November 11, 2016
Healthcare respondents also said they intend to increase budgets for app development by 15 percent. 

Shivan Mehta, MD, director of operations at the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, says a whole range of possible telehealth formats, including social media and text messaging, could be employed to forge an even deeper connection with underserved populations.

By Ray Pelosi 09:38 am November 09, 2016
Ensuring uniformly high-quality telehealth requires providers, technology vendors and ethicists to address and answer some big questions about the efficacy of remote vs. in-person care.  

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