08:39 am February 27, 2013
As I watch healthcare providers in our integrated delivery system deal with the challenges of payment reform and accountable care, I am more optimistic than dismayed.
08:58 am January 10, 2013
A question came up on the Society for Participatory Medicine's e-mail list the other day. Basically, it boiled down to how we would define Patient-centric Health IT.
08:37 am December 31, 2012
The Federation of State Medical Boards has produced an overview of telemedicine licensure across the US.
08:17 am January 19, 2012
Until recently, the specialized equipment, complexity and expensive network infrastructure required by video, as well as poor Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement policies made it impractical to utilize televideo technologies for the delivery of care unless the patient was a great distance from the doctor.
08:50 am January 18, 2012
This is the next post in my series of Dos and Don’ts Healthcare IT. As we all know, some of our most important citizens live in rural settings, small cities, the countryside, or remote areas. In the past 15 years or so we’ve made some great strides in remotely accessible healthcare.
08:04 am January 03, 2012
As a progressive new form of quality and convenient health, telehealth practices are growing, especially in rural areas, as it improves quality, access and cost of care. However, with a reimbursement model not clearly defined, some physicians are still reluctant.
10:48 am November 08, 2011
One of the education sessions last week at HIMSS Virtual Conference and Expo was "mHealth in Action: From Research to Practice in Metro Miami." In the briefing, the speaker went over his company's mHealth strategy, tackling issues with the use of standards-based mobile technology.
08:37 am October 21, 2011
While #mhealth or mobile health is taking the world by storm, Happtique, a mobile application store developed specifically for healthcare professionals, aims to make sense of it all. Happtique, Healthcare-APP-bouTIQUE, provides a growing app catalog of what it calls “hApps” or healthcare applications.
08:46 am October 14, 2011
It’s simply amazing that Apple iPhones and iPads continue to dominate technology conversations, despite the impressive advances of competing Android smart phones and tablets. Further illustrated in the wake of Steve Jobs’s unfortunate death last week, Apple has done a masterful job of producing products that have become part of our lives that even...
09:39 am October 13, 2011
We host weekly Tweet Chats called Health IT Social Media, or #HITsm. During one of our conversations, we were discussing why more hospital IT professionals, as well as other provider IT people, are not involved in social media. One of the answers was: “We don’t have time.”