News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in June 2013
Social Media Improves Chronic Disease Care
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Online health communities that include providers as well as patients can improve patient engagement and offer other benefits to both groups, says study.
Partners Integrates Home Monitoring Data With EHR
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Partners' Center for Connected Health, having shown that monitoring can improve patient outcomes, inserts data into clinician workflow.
Can Data-Powered Comparative Effectiveness Research Save Healthcare?
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Mounting evidence suggests CER will deliver new, cost-effective treatment options. But at least one controversial problem needs to be resolved first.
VentureHealth: Investing In Better Patient Outcomes
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
New healthcare platform combines VC and crowd-funding to increase healthcare innovation and boost quality of care.
EU Helps People With Disabilities Find Assistive Technology
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
ATIS4all portal compiles information about technology that helps people with disabilities and the elderly participate more fully in life.
Mobile Health Apps Neglect Poor Countries
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Apps that cover diseases found primarily in wealthy countries dominate online stores, while serious conditions that affect poor nations are largely ignored.
Caregivers More Likely To Use Online Health Resources
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Pew Internet study finds more caregivers than non-caregivers use the Internet for health information, drug and provider ratings, and social support.
More Mobile EHRs Add Speech Recognition
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
Third-party interfaces to iPad native applications allow more EHR vendors to voice-enable their products.
What Two Healthcare Visionaries Get Right And Wrong
Commentary  |  6/10/2013  | 
Personalized medicine will become reality, but why do we think technology will motivate people to start taking care of their own health?
HealthTap Expands Into Mobile Health App Reviews
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
Doctors rate and recommend mobile apps for consumers, but none of the reviews are negative.
Kaiser API Opens Healthcare Data To Mobile Apps
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Kaiser Permanente partners with Apigee to make information about its facilities available for mobile app developers.


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