Despite the potential of mobile healthcare, experts say they worry about the added risks of security breaches, privacy violations and other concerns that come with the increasing use of mobile technology.Lisa Gallagher, senior director for privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), says the biggest privacy concern with the use of cell phones in healthcare is lost or stolen phones that contain unencrypted patient data.Erin McAlpin Eiselein, an attorney and a partner at Davis, Graham & Stubbs, LLP in Denver, says one of the primary concerns for physicians engaging in mHealth is maintaining patient
Jamie Thompson is the Web Producer for Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance News, Government Health IT and Healthcare Payer News. Jamie oversees daily e-newsletter production and homepage content layout, and facilitates relationships with our contributing bloggers. IMS MAXIMS has launched software designed especially for NHS trusts to support early diagnosis and improve care for patients with dementia. The MAXIMS Dementia System was developed to meet the increasing demand from NHS organizations for a solution that helps healthcare professionals diagnose dementia and guides them in the treatment and referral process. “
DALLAS, Dec. 3, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Getting to the future first doesn't happen overnight. AT&T's* strength comes from leading industry trends for healthcare customers seeking to harness technology to enable an integrated approach to healthcare – where providers and payers work together as an efficient and effective team – while enabling patients to take a more active role in their own care.Drawing from its AT&T ForHealthSM practice area where innovative solutions are moving from pilots to large-scale implementation, AT&T sees the top five trends for 2013:1) A shift from stand-alone "unsponsored" apps to meaningful "sponsored"
Electronic tools, including smartphones, can help patients, but the adoption of apps for healthcare is still lagging, according to a new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, D.C.At a Dec. 10 report-release briefing, Janet Marchabroda, chair of the Health IT Initiative at the Bipartisan Policy Center, said smartphones have changed every aspect of American life, including the way Americans shop, travel and manage their finances. "If we could apply that use of smartphones to healthcare, great things would result, she said.Barriers on the consumer side often include lack of awareness that the apps are out there, and more
Page 1 of 2 Four major technology trends, which are becoming more intertwined every day, will dominate the healthcare IT landscape in 2013, according to IDC Health Insights' top researcher, Scott Lundstrom. These trends -- social media, cloud, big data and analytics, and mobility -- already are having a big impact on many healthcare provider and payer organizations, but CIOs will be faced with managing and deploying many of these technologies as their use becomes pervasive during the coming year. Lundstrom calls these tech trends the "four pillars" of healthcare IT and recently presented
Thinking of gift ideas for that special health IT someone this holiday season? Want to explore the creative side of gift-giving and outdo last year's gift of that Epic EMR or enterprise-wide RTLS? Look no further. Healthcare IT News asked several health IT executives for their wishes for this holiday season, if cost was of no concern. If you've been waiting for the opportunity to rid yourself of several million dollars, or you frequent with the crowd on Capitol Hill and you'd like to make some wishes come true, here are some suggestions.For Harris, statewide health information exchange isn't enough. He'd like to see HIE on a national level. "
???initialComments:true! pubdate:11/12/2012 16:37 EST! commentPeriod:14! commentEndDate:11/26/12 4:37 EST! currentDate:11/12/12 7:0 EST! allowComments:true! displayComments:true! When the iTunes store began offering apps that used cellphone light to cure acne, federal investigators knew that hucksters had found a new spot in cyberspace.“We realized this could be a medium for mischief,” said James Prunty, a Federal Trade Commission attorney who helped pursue the government’s only cases against health-app developers last year, shutting down two acne apps. (Chris Barber/The Washington Post) - Health apps offer diet help, heart
MediTouch EHR is a cloud-based, ONC-ATCB certified option that users like for its powerful and simple touch screen option as well as for its customizable templates. ARRA/HITECH stimulus ready.eClinicalWorks is one of the largest EMR vendors with a customer base over 55,000 providers. They have received several awards over the years for their EMR and practice management systems. eClinicalWorks EMR is ONC-ATCB certified.Greenway has become an EHR market leader with a customer base of more than 33,000 providers and healthcare professionals across 30 specialties. Their ONC-ATCB Certified EMR consistently ranks highly in KLAS Reports.Aprima EHR (formerly
In recent years, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas has faced intense media scrutiny and government investigations into patient safety lapses. As the hospital searches for a new CEO, the Dallas Morning News asked me and other experts to answer the question: “What kind of leader does Parkland need to emerge as a stronger public hospital?” Below is the column, re-used with the newspaper’s permission. While it is focused on one hospital, the themes apply broadly. The type of leader that I describe is needed throughout health care.Public hospitals such as Parkland are a public trust, serving the community’s health needs by providing safe
In December 2008, Massachusetts was the only state where physicians were using electronic prescribing technology to any appreciable degree. Nationwide, only 7 percent of doctors were doing any e-prescribing using an electronic health records system.But by June 2012, the percent of physicians e-prescribing ranged from 32 percent in Alaska to 77 percent in Massachusetts, according to a new report from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Nineteen states since 2008 have seen the percentage of e-prescribing physicians increase by at least 50 percent. The national e-prescribing rate stood at 48 percent in June
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