News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in October 2013
CareCloud Books Appointment With ZocDoc
News  |  10/29/2013  | 
Cloud practice management and EHR service connects with the consumer-friendly appointment booking service, part of broader platform strategy.
Lawmakers Try To Sharpen FDA Focus On Healthcare Apps
Commentary  |  10/28/2013  | 
Congress attempts to clarify which health software should be regulated like a medical device with the Sensible Oversight for Technology which Advances Regulatory Efficiency Act.
When Smartphones Do Dumb Things
Commentary  |  10/25/2013  | 
Mobile health apps are slowly revolutionizing patient care, but occasionally the revolution takes a left turn into lunacy and feeds a hypochondriac's worst fears.
HealthCare.Gov Woes: Lack Of Testing
News  |  10/25/2013  | 
Tech contractors are confident they can fix the problems over time, but pass the buck to CMS.
Verizon Unveils Remote Patient Monitoring Platform
News  |  10/24/2013  | 
Verizon's Converged Health Management wirelessly transmits data from patients' health monitoring devices to doctors using a HIPAA-secure cloud.
HealthTap Lets You Ask The Doctor
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
HealthTap allows patients to ask medical questions to a network of more than 50,000 doctors worldwide.
Medicare Drags Feet On Secure Patient IDs
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Medicare increases identity theft risk because it uses social security numbers as patient identifiers, says GAO report.
HealthCare.gov: Latest Victim Of Federal Acquisition Problems?
News  |  10/23/2013  | 
Healthcare.gov's problems aren't unique to federal IT projects, but they are uniquely visible to the American public.
Deloitte, Intermountain Launch Healthcare Outcomes Tool
News  |  10/17/2013  | 
Big-data product PopulationMiner lets healthcare organizations and drug companies design hypotheses by looking at patient populations.
Patient Engagement: How To Do It Right
Commentary  |  10/14/2013  | 
Some healthcare providers have figured out the best set of IT tools to get patients more involved in their own care.
Online Service Aims To Simplify Hospital Bills
News  |  10/14/2013  | 
As the hospital revenue mix shifts from insurers to patients, online services like Simplee can improve collections with bills that are easier to understand and pay.
Health Insurance Exchanges Plagued By Data Errors
News  |  10/11/2013  | 
Health insurance exchanges, especially the one run by Uncle Sam, are having problems sending files that can be opened and that have complete information.
Remote Patient Monitoring Closer To Mainstream
News  |  10/10/2013  | 
Remote monitoring is mostly for the sickest patients today, but use could broaden as healthcare focuses on keeping people well.
American Well: The Doctor Will See You Online
News  |  10/8/2013  | 
Telemedicine company American Well offers anyone urgent-care video consultations on mobile devices for $49 a pop.
Why Medical Gadgets Need Digital Consumer Touches
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
People don't like to be reminded they're sick. That's one reason why tomorrow's health gadget needs to look more like a smartphone than a clunky medical device.
Big Data, Better Health Tracking
News  |  10/7/2013  | 
Merck partnership with Israeli health system is another promising step toward using big data to improve the understanding of medical treatment.
Salesforce Communities App Speeds Patient Assistance
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Nonprofit Health Leads connects hospital hospital patients with social services faster using cloud-based collaboration app built with Salesforce tool.
In One ER, EHR Takes 44% Of Doctors' Time
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Small-scale study in Pennsylvania ER found physicians spend more time inputting data in their EHR than taking care of patients.
Appointment With Drchrono? Bring Your iPad
News  |  10/3/2013  | 
Electronic health records app Drchrono can use the new iOS 7 Airdrop feature to let doctors wirelessly beam documents to patients and each other.
Obamacare Insurance Exchange Websites: Tech Critique
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
State and federal websites' failure to work as advertised in first days of insurance availability can be blamed on software bottlenecks due to poor design.
Dignity, Box Launch Health App Contest
News  |  10/2/2013  | 
Dignity Health, cloud vendor Box and venture capital firm seek cloud-based app that will encourage patients to take active part in their healthcare. Winner gets $100,000.
Obamacare Health Exchanges: How Oregon Got It Done
Commentary  |  10/1/2013  | 
Oregon's experience building a health insurance exchange shows what's involved for IT operations.
What's Holding Back The Mobile Health Revolution?
Commentary  |  10/1/2013  | 
Many believe clinicians reject patient-oriented health apps because they threaten doctors' power. But that's a gross overgeneralization.


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