Social media

By Bernie Monegain 12:33 pm October 23, 2014
With more than 350 exhibitors on the show floor, including many for the first time, MGMA's exhibit hall is expected to be abuzz with activity and fresh ideas. There's also a "Tweet Street."
Omobolo Johnson
By Erin McCann 11:14 am October 23, 2014
In what's being hailed as a "spectacular success story," the World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus transmission, with public health agencies and government officials citing a mobile health initiative as largely responsible for the triumph.
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD
By Eric Wicklund 11:03 am October 17, 2014
Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is the founder and director of the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare in Boston, talks with mHealth News Editor Eric Wicklund about the progress made in mobile health technology, and the challenges remaining.
Crumbling foundation
By Mike Miliard 10:54 am October 13, 2014
Providers have begun to make targeted use of leading-edge technologies to optimize their electronic medical records, but the vast majority don't yet have the IT capacity to make full use of advancements such as big data and the cloud.
Doctor touchscreen
By Mike Miliard 02:45 pm October 07, 2014
When announcing his company's seismic $1.3 billion acquisition of Siemens Health Services this past summer, Cerner CEO Neal Patterson noted the deal was meant, in part, to help the electronic health record giant chart a course for the "post-meaningful use" era.
Person icons
By Mike Miliard 11:07 am October 06, 2014
Add Facebook to the list of Silicon Valley technology companies looking for ways to make personal health data a new part of their growth strategy. Like Apple and Google, the social network is said to be developing wellness apps, as well as health discussion groups for its 1.3 billion users.
Hitting a home run
By Neil Versel 09:53 am September 30, 2014
An overarching theme from a vendor's first analytics conference is similar to something that EHR vendors have been saying for years: workflow and organizational culture are at least as important as the technology itself when it comes to healing healthcare through IT.
Knotted ropes
By Tom Sullivan 10:15 am September 23, 2014
"Just by having an app on your device, (a cybercriminal) can determine your call history, take your contact list info, if they choose to." That's how vulnerable smartphones, tablets and their mobile ilk actually are, Jim Routh said, and it's not just the devices that chief information security officers like him have to worry about.
Apple Watch
By Anthony Brino 04:46 pm September 09, 2014
Apple is out with its latest, much-anticipated products, and taking a step into healthcare with a new iPhone-enabled watch. Will this be a big step forward for digital health, or just a grab of the high-end quantified-self market?
Oculus rift
By Mike Miliard 10:39 am August 07, 2014
Virtual reality is nothing new, of course. It's been around in various forms since the 1980s. But an emerging technology called Oculus Rift has many people excited about a new era for the concept -- and its potential applications in healthcare.

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