Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

GE Gets Connected Health App Approval

There is no question that connected healthcare is in our future. The technology is certainly there, as evidenced by the growing number of smartphones and tablets being used in hospitals and physician offices. Unfortunately, the hurdle for most developers has … Continue reading

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Demand Exceeds Supply for Some Health IT Jobs

A recent brief from eHealth Initiative asserts more health IT job opportunities are available than qualified people to fill them, especially on the health data exchange front. The report comes on the heels of a Feb. 1 update from the … Continue reading

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Mobile Healthcare and Medical App Downloads to Reach 44 Million Next Year, Rising to 142 Million in 2016

The combination of the smartphone and the app stores has created a vibrant market for mHealth apps which are forecast to reach 142 million downloads globally by 2016.Apps already cover a wide range of mHealth use cases, varying from medical … Continue reading

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What Did Health IT Pros Accomplish in 2011?

National health IT coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari reviews progress on interoperability and meaningful use of electronic health records. By Neil Versel   InformationWeek 5 Key Elements For Clinical Decision Support Systems (click image for larger view and for slideshow) Calling … Continue reading

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