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Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in October 2012
10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012  | 
Wearable medical technology is becoming a hot commodity. As these devices come to market, they have the potential to help both patients and clinicians monitor vital signs and symptoms.
Healthcare Data Modeling Gets Hadoop Boost
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Healthcare firm Archimedes uses Hadoop and Univa software to streamline modeling operation.
Cancer Social Network Supports Meaningful Use Goals
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Breast cancer patients and survivors show more engagement in their care, a key Meaningful Use stage 2 goal, with the help of social network MyBCTeam.
Feds Test Patient E-Consent For HIEs
News  |  10/25/2012  | 
For health information exchanges to gain a foothold in the U.S., patients need to get on board. A recent pilot project spearheaded by the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT leads the way.
Health 2.0 Showcases More Clinician-Friendly Apps
News  |  10/19/2012  | 
Software developers show products that are more useful and relevant than ever at this year's Health 2.0 Conference.
Electronic Checklists Help Prevent Medical Errors
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
Electronic checklists help reduce mistakes, study shows, but key to effective medication reconciliation lies in health information exchanges.
The Computerized Psychotherapist Will See You Now
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Computer-assisted "brain training" and mobile apps probably won't replace psychologists, but some experts suggest they could be a useful adjunct.
MyKinergy Takes Top Prize In Health IT Challenge
News  |  10/17/2012  | 
Health app claims $25,000 "Blue Button" prize for its cloud-hosted patient engagement tool.
Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform
Commentary  |  10/16/2012  | 
Genuine healthcare reform can't happen until facilities and doctors get patients more involved in their own care. To do that, patients need fast access to more data.
Patient-Centric Technology Really Does Improve Patient Care
News  |  10/15/2012  | 
Aetna subsidiaries are seeing tangible results using an accountable care approach that takes advantage of mobile communications and automated reminders for managing chronic illness.
Big Data Tackles Patients Who Don't Take Meds
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Data analytics help Express Scripts predict, address the problem of patients who aren't taking their medications as prescribed.
Supercomputer Speeds Up Cancer Analysis
News  |  10/10/2012  | 
Supercomputer dramatically reduces time required to analyze tumor cells, promising to bring genomic medicine to the bedside.
Mobile Health Technology Experiences Growing Pains
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Rapid growth of mobile health technology means stakeholders must cope with security issues and integration into the existing IT infrastructure.
Meaningful Use Needs Mobile Magic
Commentary  |  10/8/2012  | 
Mobile technology could play a huge role in meeting the federal MU regulations, but the Stage 2 rulebook virtually ignores this potential.
7 E-Health Tools To Get Patients Engaged
Slideshows  |  10/8/2012  | 
Final Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules, now in effect, make patient engagement more important than ever. Here are some e-tools that you can use to draw in patients.
What's Your Flu Risk? Big Data Knows
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
TwitterHealth mines Twitter posts for hints of the spread of seasonal flu, delivers real-time predictions on who will get the flu this year.
More Consumers Get Health Info On Mobile Devices
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
Smartphones and tablets are playing a bigger role in healthcare, and more change will take place when providers connect with patients using mobile apps, healthcare experts say.
EHR Access Improves Patient Medication Compliance
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
Doctors' fears that allowing patients to read electronic health record reports would increase workloads are unfounded, Harvard study also reports.
EHRs Improve Patient Outcomes, Kaiser Study Says
News  |  10/3/2012  | 
EHR use improves diabetes control and helps doctors pinpoint patients requiring more intensive treatment, reports large Kaiser Permanente study.
EMR Monitoring Tool Catches Sepsis Cases Earlier
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
CareVeillance, a first-of-its-kind sepsis identification tool, replicates patient information from an EMR and monitors patients in real time for the complication.
Physical Therapy App Uses Microsoft Kinect
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
West Health Institute will test new application, which employs Microsoft motion-sensing technology to measure results of exercises at home.

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