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Eric Wicklund | December 12, 2014 | 02:41 PM | Mobile/Wireless
As the "race to the wrist" intensifies and more and more smartwatches and fitness bands enter the market, one has to wonder who stands a better chance for success: the device that caters to the user or one that caters to the doctor? More
Diana Manos | December 12, 2014 | 02:39 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Need a doctor? Better yet, wish you could roll back time and get that physician to come to you? Well, you’re in luck: Pardon the cliché, but there’s an app for that. More
Diana Manos | December 12, 2014 | 02:38 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania might wonder why their nurses are always on their smartphones – until they learn those nurses are actually sending secure messages to everyone on a patient’s care team. More
Tom Sullivan | December 12, 2014 | 02:37 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Nurses just might be the original practitioners of mHealth. Even during the pre-smartphone era, they typically carried pagers around everywhere – often while off the clock. More
Eric Wicklund | December 12, 2014 | 02:36 PM | Mobile/Wireless
Patient engagement is one of the more popular topics in the mHealth landscape these days, and with the mHealth Summit right around the corner (really, December isn't that distant), it's sure to work its way into many a conversation. More
Erin McCann | December 12, 2014 | 02:34 PM | Privacy and Security
In the second biggest HIPAA breach ever reported, one of the nation's largest healthcare systems has notified some 4.5 million of its patients that their personal information has been snatched by cybercriminals. More
Erin McCann | December 12, 2014 | 02:33 PM | Privacy and Security
To those shirking their HIPAA privacy and security duties: get ready to pay up. That's the message the Department of Health and Human Services is sending after it set records this May for imposing the largest HIPAA monetary fine to date on two entities... More
VERONA, WI | Erin McCann | December 12, 2014 | 02:32 PM | Electronic Health Records, Interoperability
The nation’s largest electronic medical record vendor has an image problem. Verona, Wis.-based Epic has come under fire this year over its lack of interoperability, spurring the company, once well known for its mum relationship with the press, to speak up. More
Neil Versel | December 12, 2014 | 02:30 PM | Data Warehousing
Not only is data getting bigger, it's getting smarter. In this age of big data, analytics in healthcare has expanded from business intelligence and revenue-cycle management to clinical care. More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 02:28 PM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records
The mood was hopeful as 2014 dawned. "This is the year," said Robert Tagalicod, director of the Office of E-Health Standards and Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, speaking in February at HIMSS14 in Orlando as the industry... More
Mike Miliard | December 12, 2014 | 02:27 PM | ICD-10
When 2014 began, industry groups – hospitals, physician practices, payers, vendors – were working diligently and dutifully toward an Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline that had been on the horizon for years. More
Erin McCann | December 12, 2014 | 02:25 PM | Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange (HIE)
As the deadly Ebola virus made landfall in the U.S. for the first time in 2014, it raised a host of questions about electronic health records, provider workflow and the readiness of the country’s IT infrastructure to deal with a potential outbreak. More