May 06, 2013
The need to provide high-quality healthcare to everyone while reducing costs has reached a crisis level, where it's a major focus of the highest government offices. More and more politicians and healthcare leaders are realizing that telemedicine is clearly a cornerstone of the solution. This is tangibly seen by the increasing number of healthcare...
May 02, 2013
The Center for Technology and Aging has launched an online mHealth Toolkit that officials say offers key resources to organizations that want to develop a best-in-class mHealth program for chronic disease management.
April 28, 2013
At the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans this past March, one attendee tweeted something to the effect of: "Attending a session on mobile healthcare – or, as we call it: healthcare."
April 28, 2013
With the recent push toward telehealth as a way to expand care and reduce overall expenditures, a new UK study calls into question the cost efficacy of telehealth, finding that, overall, remote monitoring comes with a bigger price tag and may not be worth it.
April 04, 2013
The Texas Health Services Authority, a public-private partnership established to develop the state's health information exchanges, is moving forward with its HIE plans after officials announced Wednesday they have selected an infrastructure platform.
March 22, 2013
Quality measurement and quality improvement efforts in the outpatient setting have neglected critical areas of high quality care, writes Tara Bishop, MD, in a viewpoint article published March 21 in the online version of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Bishop urges a fresh look at the measures, and says the time is right for a...
February 04, 2013
Consumers aren't the only ones using mobile apps to improve their health. Their doctors are using them, too. A recent study conducted by Epocrates indicates physicians are accessing drug information at the point of care, often through a mobile medical app, to make sure the drugs they're prescribing aren't harming their patients. That, says the San...
November 01, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to double the reach of its telehealth program in the coming year, aiming to reach twice as many veterans nationwide and offering new and expanded services.
October 18, 2012
Lionsgate Technologies will launch a universal interface that transforms smartphones, tablets and laptops into mobile medical devices with real-time vital sign monitoring capabilities.
October 09, 2012
A new survey finds that patients' expectations for healthcare providers have evolved. A majority expect their doctors to communicate with them proactively - even when they're well - via texts, emails and proactive smartphone alerts.