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July 01, 2014
Mobile health developers may applaud FDA MDDS guidance indicating it won't regulate many apps. Does this push too much safety risk on to patients?
June 20, 2014
An ACO survey shows ACOs are mostly physician-run; they're doing well, but still have workflow and data analytics challenges to overcome.
May 22, 2014
Tales from the cutting edge of accountable care recount the difficulty of integrating health data analytics to improve care coordination for ACOs.
April 25, 2014
It's time the feds grab health IT software developers by the lapels and address poor EHR usability. FDASIA mHealth regulations present an opportunity.
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A smartphone mHealth app drives patient engagement at home for physical therapy rehab patients, teaches exercises and logs compliance between visits. Continue Reading
The integration of health data systems with phones, tablets, laptops and other mobile devices is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare IT professionals. That, readers will soon learn, is easier said than done.
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Physicians' comfort with mobile devices allows some to interact with and observe patients in their homes, without need for an office visit. Continue Reading
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Greater interoperability between EHRs will help oncologists spend more time on treatment and less on managing their cancer registries. Continue Reading
Today's Internet-savvy patients are doing research before scheduling a physician's visit. In turn, providers must be aware of their own online presence. Continue Reading
An update to the CLIA gives all patients access to their lab results to further patient involvement in care. Continue Reading
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The use of health IT brings new risks to patient safety; a symposium at HIMSS 2014 addresses how to mitigate those risks. Continue Reading
Frequent and open dialogue between quality improvement and analytics teams is a path to better healthcare outcomes. Continue Reading
The mHealth market is targeting patients and physicians, leaving providers struggling to support the safe use of mobile devices. Continue Reading