Category Archives: Mobile Health

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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McKesson Giving Away $1 million in Software.

McKesson Corp. is giving away $1 million in electronic health record software to doctors nationwide who provide charity care to the needy. But the pharmaceutical distribution and health IT giant has a few more rules than Santa Claus concerning its … 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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FCC Committee Makes mHealth Recommendations.

The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Consumer Advisory Committee recently made recommendations to the government agency’s mobile health (mHealth) Task Force and the FCC itself to address the needs of underserved people and those with disabilities. The recommendations come a few … Continue reading

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Rise In Mobile Users Searching Health Info.

More people than ever are using their cell phones to get health information. The share of mobile users doing so has gone up to nearly a third (31%) from 17% two years ago, according to a new survey from the … Continue reading

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3 Ways Technology can Facilitate Patient Engagement.

As patients gain more access to their medical information and care providers electronically, the healthcare world stands to see improvements in patient engagement. Whether or not providers and patients can make the most of this opportunity depends largely upon the … Continue reading

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EHRs Reduce Medical Errors Among HIV Patients.

Electronic health records reduced medical errors in hospitalized HIV patients from 16 percent to 1.1 percent, a 93 percent reduction, according to three studies presented at the ID Week conference in San Diego last week and reported by Medpage Today. HIV patients admitted to the hospital … Continue reading

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Final MU Stage 2 Rules Released

Margaret Dick Tocknell and Scott Mace The final rule for Meaningful Use Stage 2 was released late Thursday afternoon by the Department of Health and Human Services. In a step sure to please many stakeholders, HHS will delay the onset … Continue reading

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