News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in November 2013
Send ECGs Via Smartphone? AliveCor Says Yes
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Mobile heart monitor company teams with telemedicine firm to offer patients ECG analysis via smartphone.
How Mobile Devices Reshape Patient Care
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Will a glorified pedometer change the way America does healthcare? And what is "mHealth," anyway? Five experts speak.
As Boomers Become Seniors, Healthcare Technology Demand Grows
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
With baby boomers all grown up, a new generation of tech-savvy seniors is emerging.
Online Healthcare: States Must Be More Open-Minded
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Telemedicine and online consultations from home hold great promise, if the law can get out of the way.
HealthCare.gov Repairs: Traffic Goal In Sight
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Consumers will be able to enroll normally by end of November, when HealthCare.gov is expected to handle a full traffic load, says an Obama administration troubleshooter.
Consumer Privacy Protections Need Review, GAO Tells Congress
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
A congressional research report concludes that the patchwork of consumer privacy laws needs national review to reflect the increasing industry use of consumer information.
Patient Portals Aren't Very Patient Centric
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
It's time to put some excitement and creativity into e-patient education.
Kaiser Shifts To Preventive Care In Mobile Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Kaiser executives highlight potential for interactive, preventive care through a new generation of mobile apps -- but how to get patients to opt in?
Patient Satisfaction, Medical Outcomes Must Go Together
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Beyond keeping patients well, today's healthcare providers must keep them happy.
Genomics Startup Counts On Amazon Cloud
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Courtagen taps AWS to handle the terabytes of data produced in analyzing individuals' genes to pinpoint disease-causing abnormalities and best treatments.
R.I.'s Direct Approach To Health Information Exchange
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
CIO Gary Christensen saw that if doctors could exchange records directly, the state's centralized HIE would also benefit.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
HealthCare.gov: Biggest Security Risks Yet To Come
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Push to fix Healthcare.gov by the end of November might create more problems, says security expert.
Cloud Services May Replace EHR Portals
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
EHR integration with Box suggests a trend: cloud services for care coordination and one-stop patient record access.
Telemedicine Transforms Rural Care
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Telemedicine is a useful tool for anyone, but it's vital in a rural setting.
Barriers To Telemedicine Slowly Crumble
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
A few courageous providers and insurers are seeing the value of treating patients in cyberspace. We need more risk takers.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
Feds Praise Open Data Health Cloud Launch
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Taking advantage of more-open data standards in other countries, MedRed BT Health Cloud will provide public access to aggregated population health data.
How To Get Obamacare Moving Now
Commentary  |  11/11/2013  | 
CMS should let insurance brokers use its eligibility hub to start enrolling people who have been frustrated by HealthCare.gov.
Barriers To Health Information Exchange
News  |  11/8/2013  | 
In order to achieve true interoperability, patients' need for better data sharing must come before the interests of providers, vendors and regulators.
Mobile Health Tech Could Reduce Doctor Visits
News  |  11/4/2013  | 
Scripps researchers laud potential, say more evidence needed to show whether apps to manage acute and chronic illnesses are safe and effective.


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