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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
Eric Wicklund | November 5, 2014 | 12:45 PM | Mobile/Wireless
An enduring fallacy in consumer-centered mHealth is that a device's success in the market comes down to the whims of the wearer. But that's only half the battle. If a wearable device isn't collecting information that a healthcare provider wants... More
Erin McCann | November 5, 2014 | 10:30 AM | Privacy and Security
Healthcare industry, listen up: You've got a consumer distrust issue on your hands. The majority of American consumers continue to have serious doubts over the privacy and security of their medical records -- so much so that a sizable number of them... More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | November 5, 2014 | 10:22 AM | Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Policy and Legislation
A fresh batch of disheartening Stage 2 attestation numbers has prompted several industry groups to once again implore the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to shorten the meaningful use reporting period in 2015 and offer more leeway on some of its... More
Anthony Vecchione | November 5, 2014 | 07:54 AM | Network Infrastructure, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Interoperability
Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network announced merger plans on Oct. 16; if the deal clears regulatory hurdles it would result in New Jersey's largest hospital network. In the meantime, it's offering the chief information officers... More
Anthony Brino | November 5, 2014 | 07:19 AM | Electronic Health Records, Enterprise Resource Planning, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management
There's a new rift opening up between smaller health networks and large, highly-capitalized hospital systems that can afford to eat the high costs of "misjudged" electronic health record purchases while still making other investments in... More
Anthony Vecchione | November 4, 2014 | 11:08 AM | Mobile/Wireless, Quality and Safety, RTLS
Just a few years ago, discussion of the use of radio-frequency identification in healthcare was usually limited to drug manufacturers and wholesalers. But more and more hospitals are using RFID technology to improve safety and efficiency. More
WASHINGTON | Mike Miliard | November 4, 2014 | 10:52 AM | Health Information Exchange (HIE), Quality and Safety, Policy and Legislation
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has named Anjum Khurshid, MD, director of health systems at the Louisiana Public Health Institute, to serve on the Health IT Policy Committee. She has also renewed appointments for three members of... More
PHILADELPHIA | Bernie Monegain | November 4, 2014 | 10:06 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Quality and Safety
The Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation has begun a new collaboration with Drexel University on several research projects aimed at improving the delivery of healthcare, including one targeting chronic disease. More
Frank Irving | November 4, 2014 | 09:52 AM | Electronic Health Records, Quality and Safety, Telehealth
The final Physician Fee Schedule rule for 2015, published by CMS on Oct. 31, brings with it a number of changes that physicians and practice managers need to understand about chronic care, telehealth and meaningful use. More