Category Archives: mHealth

AMA: Stage 3 Proposals Problematic on Many Levels

The government is setting the bar too high under early proposals for Stage 3 electronic health records meaningful use criteria, and the requirements simply aren’t fair to physicians who seek to comply and fall just short, the American Medical Association … Continue reading

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Black Market Pharmacies And The Big Business Of Spam

An apparent feud between two black market pharmacies has shed light on a shady global industry. “Rx-Promotion and SpamIt probably are responsible for upward of 50 or 60 percent of spam that you and I got in our inboxes over … Continue reading

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More Doctors E-Prescribing Via Surescripts Network, Report Says.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a report finding that nearly half of U.S. physicians are sending electronic prescriptions using an electronic health record system on the Surescripts network, Government Health IT reports. Surescripts is an … Continue reading

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Docs Concerned about Post-Reform Payments.

The ongoing implementation of the Affordable Care Act is causing some specialist physicians to worry about what the payment environment will look like for them moving forward. Neurologists, for example, are currently chafing under proposed cuts to their payments for … Continue reading

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3 Effective ACO Strategies from Aetna.

It seems almost every insurer has created an accountable care organization in the past couple years since the health reform law passed, but how can they ensure the success of these payer-provider collaborations? Simply establishing an ACO doesn’t automatically improve … Continue reading

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App Serves as a Personal Wellness Coach.

Researchers at California-based Lark have developed the Larklife app designed to keep track of fitness, exercise, sleep and nutrition and to serve as a personal coach for health and productivity. The app collects real-time data through a wristband and provides … Continue reading

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Putting Pressure on EHR Vendors.

In the 1890s, Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch robbed slow trains using fast horses and six-shooters. Today, the government is hinting that hospitals and physicians are robbing Medicare at the speed of electricity, using electronic health-record systems and billing … Continue reading

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Report Finds Drop in Consumer Satisfaction With Hospital Websites

Average consumer satisfaction scores for hospital and health care system websites declined in 2012, according to a report by consumer experience analytics firm ForeSee, InformationWeek reports. Study Details For the report, ForeSee asked about 106,000 consumers to rate their satisfaction … Continue reading

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Hospital leaders: I’m most thankful for … FierceHealthcare’s Advisory Board Share their Thanksgiving Notes

As Frank Byrne, president of St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wis., recently noted, healthcare doesn’t do very good job of  recognition, even though there is much to celebrate. With the industry seeing new innovations, technology and healthcare delivery  models, we … Continue reading

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Health Evolution Partners, Verizon Team on mHealth.

Health Evolution Partners (HEP), a San Francisco-based global investing firm, and New York-based Verizon Enterprise Solutions have established a strategic relationship to encourage innovation and adoption of connected health information technologies that help drive patient care improvements and better manage … Continue reading

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