News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in June 2012
Mathematical Modeling Meets Disease Prevention
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Intermountain Healthcare is taking a mathematical modeling approach to clinical decision support in the hope of preventing disease or detecting it early on.
Healthcare Patients Insist On E-Access: Accenture Study
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
Patients want more access to their medical records online, but want to maintain their personal contact with doctors, according to new Accenture research.
When Data Is A Matter Of Life Or Death
Commentary  |  6/26/2012  | 
Healthcare analytics startup offers insights into how to develop the numbers when it counts for everything.
Microsoft Integrates HealthVault With Greenway EHR
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Pilot program pulls patients' clinical data from Greenway's electronic health record into Microsoft's cloud-based personal health record platform.
New Wireless Sensors Tackle Old Problems Like Pneumonia
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Wireless sensor technology developed by the University of Missouri can measure subtle changes in pulse, respiration, and bed restlessness, warning clinicians of the early onset of pneumonia or other life-threatening problems.
Telemedicine Tackles Mental Health Treatment
News  |  6/25/2012  | 
Online communities and computerized cognitive behavioral therapy can help break the stigma of depression, extend providers, and reduce overmedication, report says.
Online Program Lets Docs 'Prescribe' mHealth Apps
News  |  6/22/2012  | 
Happtique mRx program lets physicians send apps directly to patients' smartphones and tablets, or refer them to Apple store.
WebMD Founder, Dr. Oz Buy Clinical Decision Support Company
News  |  6/20/2012  | 
PKC acquisition will give Sharecare a clinical engine for its health and wellness social network, and bring PKC's CDS system the consumer audience it long sought.
Health Insurers' Online Tools Give Consumers Purchasing Clout
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
United Healthcare and Aetna empower customers with online tools that estimate the cost and quality of medical care.
Doctors Concerned About Consumers' Mobile Health Use
News  |  6/13/2012  | 
Promises of healthcare quality increases and cost savings aren't enough to ease physicians' worries about patients using mobile health tools, new PwC study shows.
Mobile Health Revolution: Doctors And Patients Disagree
Commentary  |  6/12/2012  | 
Many doctors frown on consumers' interest in mobile health, says PwC report. But that's only half the story.
Wireless Sensors Reduce ICU Days
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
Wireless sensors that provide contact-free patient monitoring allow fewer health care practitioners to keep track of more critical patients.
Geo-Medicine New Frontier In Medical Informatics
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Healthcare researchers want to know if marrying geographic data on large patient populations to clinical databases can reveal hidden disease patterns.
AARP/Microsoft Launch Personal Health Record
News  |  6/7/2012  | 
Although most consumers aren't crazy about PHRs, AARP is betting on a MS-powered new offering to spark their interest. Will anybody pay attention?
8 Health Information Exchanges Lead The Way
Slideshows  |  6/7/2012  | 
Look inside some of the most established HIEs and how they help U.S. health organizations share data, in the name of lower costs and better patient care.
EHRs Aren't Ready For Pay For Performance
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Meeting the pay for performance challenge requires more sophisticated capabilities in EHRs and more physician cooperation.
Health IT Faces Eventful Summer
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
Supreme Court's upcoming decision on healthcare reform and feds' Meaningful Use Stage 2 final rules add up to a heated summer for healthcare IT execs.
The Doctor Will See You In Walmart
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Retailer rolls out telemedicine services in selected stores that give shoppers access to doctors through videoconferencing technology.
Online Technologies Doctors Love: Age Matters
News  |  6/5/2012  | 
Docs love tablets, but adoption of Internet technologies varies depending on gender, age, and work environment, study says.


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