Mobile

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.  
NewYork-Presbyterian telehealth American Well
By Jack McCarthy 07:19 am November 08, 2016
The system is building out its suite of telehealth care services with a native iOS app and website so patients can speak with doctors from home. 
By Jonah Comstock 10:25 am November 01, 2016
Duke became one of the first hospitals to integrate with Apple HealthKit via Epic, and to use the platform to incorporate patient-generated health data into its EHR.
Best Hospital IT 2016: Mission Health System
By Jessica Davis 07:57 am November 01, 2016
A partnership with caregivers helps the North Carolina health system advance strategy.
Best Hospital IT 2016: Hackensack Meridian
By Bill Siwicki 07:09 am November 01, 2016
Innovations created at the New Jersey hospital include a mobile app that allows patients to self-register and even provides driving directions.
FDA death medical devices
By Kaiser Health News 10:39 am October 31, 2016
FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health director Jeffery Shuren, MD, said the violations pointed to a larger problem among hospitals nationwide in reporting patient harm tied to medical devices.
ONC patient-generated health data

Validic's VitalSnap enables a phone's camera to share data from devices that are otherwise not connected. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:39 am October 20, 2016
Sutter is using Validic’s digital health platform to monitor patients with Type 2 diabetes in one pilot. In the other, Amita Health is implementing TapCloud’s technology for behavioral health, stroke, orthopedic surgery and other medical conditions. 
By Bill Siwicki 07:07 am October 14, 2016
Healthcare IT News asks HIT professionals to take part in an important new survey that will study the place of EHRs, cybersecurity, population health, Big Data and more in the year ahead.  
Pokémon Go public health
By Tom Sullivan 09:12 am October 12, 2016
The accidental health app bested other tools in engaging patients who stand to benefit most. But whether Pokémon Go or future apps and devices specifically designed to keep people moving will succeed depends on the very big question of design.

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