News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in May 2013
FDA Warns Mobile Health Apps Makers
News  |  5/29/2013  | 
Agency says some apps may be regulated as medical devices, but expert predicts final FDA guidance won't resolve critical issues.
Why Some Doctors Don't Lean On EHR
News  |  5/28/2013  | 
EHR use has less to do with doctors' tech savvy than how they deal with clinical uncertainty, suggests research.
CIO Tough Love: Agility Demands Increasing
News  |  5/23/2013  | 
IT leaders, brace yourself for pain as you push for agility. Business needs are emerging so rapidly that tools don't exist to support them, said CIOs at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
Medicare Proffers $1 Billion For Healthcare Innovation Projects
News  |  5/22/2013  | 
Federal health agency offers funding for new models of nonhospital care that cut federal health expenditures, improve health of specific patient populations.
PatientsLikeMe Launches Open Research Exchange
News  |  5/21/2013  | 
Social networking site PatientsLikeMe loans its 200,000-member community to academic and pharma researchers to validate online questionnaires that measure patient outcomes.
Healthcare Reform Too Focused On Doctors: Telemedicine Pioneer
News  |  5/17/2013  | 
Hopkins physician Jay Sanders, known as the father of telemedicine, says emphasis should be on changing patient behavior.
EHRs, Communication Can Co-Exist For Doctors, AMA Says
News  |  5/16/2013  | 
American Medical Association report finds that doctors who use EHRs during exams can maintain a good relationship with patients as long as electronic devices don't get in the way.
Google CEO Recovering From Vocal Cord Paralysis
News  |  5/14/2013  | 
Larry Page has published a Google+ post explaining his recent voice problems.
Why Telemedicine Should Be Integrated With EHRs, ACOs
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Telemedicine expert Rashid Bashshur says mobile health technologies must integrate with EHRs to make accountable care organizations work.
Kolodner Joins Telehealth Firm ViTel Net
News  |  5/9/2013  | 
Former national health IT coordinator moves to the vendor side, aims to use high-speed mobile data infrastructure to give patients more care options.
Lyfechannel Wins HHS Mobile App Challenge
News  |  5/3/2013  | 
Myfamily app presents content from Healthfinder.gov site to help consumers take charge of their healthcare.


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