When Patients Fear EHR
When patients believe paper medical records are safer and more private than electronic ones, their health can suffer.
EHR Vendors: Step Up Your Game
Electronic medical record vendors need to take a clue from video game design. It's time to deliver intuitive, simple to learn, and easy to use EHR technology.
IBM-Apple Deal: Healthcare iOS Nirvana?
IBM and Apple hope to use existing partnerships with healthcare software vendor Epic Systems and doctors' love for their iPhones and iPads to build an iOS healthcare software empire.
ICD-10 Delay: Organizations Prep For New Deadline
Healthcare organizations are taking advantage of the delay in a variety of ways, such as training more staff, improving documentation integrity, and conducting more robust testing, according to a survey.
EHR Proliferation Hurts Physician Workflow
Doctors are being forced to pull data out of multiple EMRs -- plus use phones and pagers -- to care for patients. This context switching slows down work and frustrates the goal of electronic health data.
Analytics Help Patients Follow Doctors' Orders
Community Health Plan of Washington's most vulnerable patients are doing a better job of sticking to their treatment plans -- thanks to big data, analytics, and hospital partner Health Integrated.
EHRs Move Into Assisted Living Centers
Assisted living centers find electronic health records help them accommodate residents with more complex care needs and the staffing needed to serve them.
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
ICD-10 Rollout Suggestions For HHS
Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange sends Department of Health & Human Services laundry list of to-dos to ensure healthcare industry meets new ICD-10 deadline.
Technology Declares War On Cancer
Cancer will cause more than half a million deaths in the US this year. Here's how smart pills, IBM Watson, customized treatments, and even social media are helping patients fight for their health.
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Healthcare's New Friend: Avatars
Healthcare providers use avatars in videos, portals, and other educational and support materials for patients and their families.
UAE National ID Program: Model Worth Watching
United Arab Emirates officials are laying the foundation for a national identity verification system that could change how people are ID'd for everything from passports to employment documents.