News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in May 2014
Shinseki's Successor Should Use Technology To Rehabilitate VA
Commentary  |  5/31/2014  | 
The Veterans Administration let down the men and women of the Armed Forces. But technology can help the VA in its long road to rehabilitation.
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014  | 
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Commentary  |  5/30/2014  | 
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Telemedicine's Appeal Grows For Employers, Individuals
News  |  5/30/2014  | 
The ability to virtually connect patients and physicians is shaking up healthcare and dialing up a host of new opportunities.
Healthcare's New Friend: Avatars
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Healthcare providers use avatars in videos, portals, and other educational and support materials for patients and their families.
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
Physicians, Hospitals Size Up Value-Based Healthcare
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Physicians are wary of new healthcare payment models emphasizing quality and efficiency metrics, but hospitals are likely to prove resilient.
Health IT's True Mission: Baptist Health CIO Speaks
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Baptist Health CIO Roland Garcia reflects on his career and what he sees as the primary goal of healthcare IT: to improve care and minimize suffering.
Medical Center Uses Analytics To Reduce Radiation
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
The University of Washington Medical Center uses an analytics tool to minimize patients' exposure to radiation during routine procedures and improve overall efficiency.
Most Prescriptions Sent Electronically
News  |  5/27/2014  | 
More than half of all prescriptions in the U.S. were routed electronically, according to the 2013 National Progress Report and Safe-Rx Rankings.
Healthcare Consumerization: Side Effects May Include...
Commentary  |  5/22/2014  | 
The consumerization of healthcare -- with consumers choosing their own drugs and health plans -- can have the unwanted side effect of struggling to meet customer demands. Here's how healthcare organizations can cope.
Practice Fusion Releases Free Healthcare Analytics Tool
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Insight database combs Practice Fusion's EHR software to provide real-time data on disease outbreaks, prescribing patterns, and diagnoses.
Millennials, Boomers Want Different Healthcare Conveniences
Commentary  |  5/20/2014  | 
As systematic changes in US healthcare convert patients into consumers, hospitals must meet each generation's measures of quality.
Videoconferencing Connects Hospice Patients, Families
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
One hospice uses videoconferencing so residents and family members can communicate and share at a difficult time.
Mercy Health Breaks Ground On Virtual Care Center
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Four-story 120,000-square-foot building will be first in the nation dedicated to telemedicine and remote monitoring programs, says Mercy Health.
Microsoft's Smartwatch Patent: Fitness Focus
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
Microsoft's long-rumored smartwatch concept finally appears in a patent, replete with health-tracking sensors.
Chronic Disease Patients' Top Online Privacy Worries
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
Medical data privacy isn't as much of a worry as online banking data privacy for these patients, Accenture study finds.
Telemedicine Guidelines Tackle Patient Safety, ICU Operations
News  |  5/6/2014  | 
Industry organizations work to clear up the confusion that still surrounds telemedicine.
Healthcare's Next Phase: Think Amazon
News  |  5/6/2014  | 
Patients want an Amazon.com of healthcare, a single source for all information about insurance, prices, and availability, says a PwC report.
Healthcare Nonprofit Learns Patient Engagement Game
News  |  5/5/2014  | 
When it suddenly had to compete for Medicare patients, Community Health Plan of Washington turned on the technology.


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