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 10:57 am September 13, 2013
A new app with built-in sensor measures all of a person's movements, whether walking, standing, lying down, or sitting. Those measurements are then calibrated to determine a biomechanical model of what constitutes “normal," and from there improvements can be made.
By Jeff Rowe 04:28 pm September 03, 2013
The Mayo Clinic ranks No. 1 for Twitter, with more than half a million followers. Cleveland Clinic is third on YouTube, with nearly 3 million views. And the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston, Texas, ranks 30th on Flickr, with 115 Flickr photos.
By Jeff Rowe 10:35 am August 26, 2013
There are a lot of systems that can integrate data, but that's only the beginning. To truly help providers, population management systems need to be able to determine the data that care managers must have to drive improvements, then determine on an ongoing basis how best to share that data.
By Jeff Rowe 10:08 am August 22, 2013
To the public eye, efforts at driving down healthcare costs seem to focus primarily on reducing unnecessary care, duplicative tests or hospital readmissions. But a peek behind the scenes makes clear that another huge cost driver is poorly managed or inefficient supply chain operations.
By Jeff Rowe 09:45 am August 19, 2013
While the rapid spread of mobile apps and devices has led to innovations in providing targeted physical care, more and more technology is being put to work reaching out to patients struggling with mental illness.
By Jeff Rowe 09:50 am August 16, 2013
Since the introduction of LexisNexis, it’s been an open question in the mind of many prominent policymakers whether they’ll be remembered for their substantive accomplishments, or for the number and variety of soundbites they managed to feed to the ever-hungry media. But, it seems, the two are not mutually exclusive.
By Jeff Rowe 11:50 am August 15, 2013
The outgoing ONC chief articulated a vision for the nation's health IT transition with an eloquence rare among government officials.
By Jeff Rowe 10:31 am August 14, 2013
On one level, taking a pill is one of the simplest forms of healthcare, and it's safe to say that across the country people pop pills by the millions every day. At the same time, medication errors are responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of patients annually. A better approach to meds management is needed.
By Jeff Rowe 07:50 am August 12, 2013
No easy answers to these persistent matters of policy, practicality and, of course, usability. And then there's the issue of whether or not to push the deadline back.
By Jeff Rowe 09:50 am August 08, 2013
When you're sick, you go to a doctor. But where do you go when you just want to take care of yourself? As wellness programs become more common it's safe to say people are going to be looking for more regular healthcare guidance, even between visits to the doctor.
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