Jeff Rowe

Jeff Rowe is a contributing writer for Healthcare IT News and editor of HIMSS Future Care. He previously served as Editor of EHRWatch, a tech blog focused on all aspects of electronic health records.

By Jeff Rowe 12:00 am November 10, 2013
“It’s a new world out there. We’re moving from mobile being alternative and optional to it being mainstream and mandatory,” said Kenneth Kleinberg, managing director of The Advisory Board Company.
By Jeff Rowe 12:00 am November 10, 2013
While much of the mHealth landscape is peppered with talk of coming technologies not yet available, there are many mobile programs already deployed in real-world practices and hospitals across the country.
By Jeff Rowe 10:13 am November 05, 2013
Sometimes, developing new policies comes down to putting a foundation under a process that's already well under way, and perhaps in no sector of healthcare is this truer than in mobile health. That's how the bring your own device policy came about at one South Carolina hospital.
By Jeff Rowe 08:00 am October 29, 2013
As patient engagement becomes a priority in hospitals, its clear that mobile technologies can help bridge the gap, whether it is reminding patients of medication schedules or monitoring blood levels.
By Jeff Rowe 07:49 am October 29, 2013
With mobile technologies becoming central to the operation of a hospital, it's more important than ever for doctors and other healthcare providers to be able to move anywhere in the hospital without losing wireless access. An in-building wireless network is the key.
By Jeff Rowe 07:35 am October 29, 2013
Youngji Jo, a doctoral student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has worked on this problem to help advance mobile health projects in developing countries. Jo will share his experiences on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the HIMSS Media mHealth Summit.
By Jeff Rowe 07:19 am October 29, 2013
"mHealth didn't become a major feature of the HITECH Act, because the technology was still limited." But according to Jonathan Javitt, MD, mHealth is starting to demonstrate its potential to help deliver on the requirements of accountable care. "In 10 years, connected patients will be taken for granted."
By Jeff Rowe 09:51 am October 01, 2013
Some healthcare IT initiatives are easier to explain in succinct terms than others. ICD-10 and meaningful use are relatively simple to define, for instance. But patient engagement is a term that means different things to different organizations.
By Jeff Rowe 02:14 pm September 25, 2013
The move toward patient centered medical homes has been largely driven by the desire to improve patient outcomes and for providers to take advantage of incentive money to help fund IT upgrades, says Michael Meucci, a director with healthcare consultant firm Arcadia Solutions.
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By Jeff Rowe 10:32 am September 24, 2013
Updating hardware and implementing software programs are perhaps the most visible elements of the digital transition, but an equally important shift is happening more or less behind the scenes in the world of coding.

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