Diana Manos | November 18, 2014 | 13:11 PM | Mobile/Wireless
"mHealth apps and wearables will play an important part in personalizing healthcare and improving health outcomes through information transparency and engaged patients,” says MediSafe chief executive Omri Shor. More
Diana Manos | November 18, 2014 | 13:08 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
As Walgreens' vice president of digital health, Adam Pellegrini and his team have managed to mix wearables, gamification and evidence-based medicine in such a way as to provide a successful, seamless, holistic approach to health for customers. More
Diana Manos | November 18, 2014 | 13:06 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Over the past two years, as many as 3,000 mHealth projects have been launched worldwide, with only 10 of those being scaled to anything resembling a global presence. A new collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development and the mHealth... More
Diana Manos | November 12, 2014 | 13:23 PM | Telehealth, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
Simply knowing your options about what kind of reimbursement is available is arguably the biggest hurdle to launching a telehealth program. "If you can understand that," said Alexis Gilroy, a healthcare attorney with the firm Jones Day, "then... More
Diana Manos | November 12, 2014 | 13:20 PM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety
Increasingly, healthcare providers are deploying apps that manage patient wait time -- which MGMA says is "a strong predictor of overall satisfaction," and central to the care experience component of the triple aim. One mHealth Summit session will... More
Diana Manos | November 12, 2014 | 13:12 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Here's a thought that should cheer clinical app developers: "99 percent of the greatest ideas in mobile development have not been developed yet." So if you have a terrific idea for an in-house mobile app to make life easier for the physicians... More
Diana Manos | November 5, 2014 | 12:52 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Not long ago, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania launched a program setting up residents, faculty physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other clinicians with mobile devices. The hope was to enable better communication among care teams. The pilot was... More
Diana Manos | November 5, 2014 | 12:50 PM | Mobile/Wireless
In an on-demand culture, Americans want convenience and will pay for it -- even when it comes to healthcare. Pager, a New York City-based company that calls itself "urgent care on wheels," is using an app to help patients in Manhattan and Brooklyn... More
Diana Manos | November 5, 2014 | 12:48 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Gamification still hasn't caught on in healthcare the way many think it should. One problem? Game designers are forgetting the human aspects. Case in point: How many healthcare games or apps have an avatar? Very few. That personal element is critical to... More
Diana Manos | June 30, 2014 | 08:28 AM | Data Warehousing, Privacy and Security, Policy and Legislation
Call it big data bloodlust: The more health information being generated by a growing contingency of apps, devices, electronic health records, mHealth sensors and wearables, the broader and stronger the desire for that data becomes. More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | June 26, 2014 | 09:21 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Anyone under the impression that doctors don't like technology in general might be mistaken. Rather, what many share distaste for is meaningful use. That's according to Mari Savickis, assistant director of federal affairs at the American Medical... More
WASHINGTON | Diana Manos | June 19, 2014 | 08:44 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
Republican Texas Representative Michael Burgess, MD, vice-chair of the subcommittee on health within the House Energy and Commerce Committee, had not always been convinced of the benefits of health IT. But Hurricane Katrina changed his mind. Today, Burgess is... More