July 31, 2014
The right technologies can help patients improve their own well-being, but they must be easier to use and understand so people have a reason to routinely turn to the products. Read More

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July 31, 2014
It’s ambitious and bipartisan, but that doesn’t mean it will become law or work long-term – even though many in the industry will be hoping it does. More
July 30, 2014
As a new VA secretary prepares to step into the role, a bill designed to overhaul the department gives weight to two key IT initiatives. More
July 30, 2014
By testing online tools to gather patient information, Kaiser Permanente is hoping its doctors will be able to make the most of patient encounters. More
July 29, 2014
The mobile communications vendor acquires a German company that offers highly-secure anti-data theft, voice and text and anti-eavesdropping technology. More
July 29, 2014
The action plans typically found in a doctor's SOAP notes are limited in nature, as are PHRs. Mobile health tools, however, can reach out to patients and... More
July 28, 2014
The organization names digital health companies in early and growth stages to be fast-tracked in its development program. More
July 28, 2014
Even though most doctors and nurses already have smartphones, pagers and paper prevail in clinical settings. It’s costing the industry billions of dollars and... More
July 25, 2014
IBM is joining forces with a Mexico-based healthcare publisher to launch score of clinical decision support apps to healthcare providers throughout Central and... More
July 25, 2014
Whether they're building their own apps or relying on developers, healthcare providers need to make sure what they're using won't result in a... More
July 24, 2014
Physicians and physical therapists are seeing a wave of new products designed to connect them with their patients at home (or elsewhere) to make sure they... More
Events & Conferences

By Joseph C. Kvedar, MD I heard the other day that by 2017, 50 percent of the pharmacy spend in the U.S. will be on... More

By Mike Mitsock I recently had the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital a couple of times through our... More

By Eric Wicklund Apple's iPad sales are slumping. Is that a sign? More

White Papers and Webinars
Patient engagement and mHealth Setting the tone As the nation's healthcare system moves closer to a patient-centered model, more emphasis is being placed on effective communication between the consumer and his or her doctor. This doesn't just mean the doctor has to be available to talk with a patient at any time or place – that interaction has to be meaningful. How can a clinician ensure that what's being said is relevant to the patient? It's all about patient engagement.
First there was "interoperability." Then it was "meaningful use." And while both of those terms still occupy significant real estate in the healthcare reform landscape, ...More
A new national Patient Engagement Index will rank all health systems on their ability to communicate with patients through social media and mobile tools.More
The technology exists, and some interesting services are starting to emerge that harness text messaging to reach patients.More
With the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, mobile technologies are quickly being adopted as a means to alleviate certain physician pain points and strengthen patient ...More
The North Carolina-based company is developing rankings for each state's hospitals, with the focus on personal health resources, social engagement and patient satisfaction.More
Two apps designed to help patients feel more comfortable win the top prizes in a weekend-long contest sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian.More
While not a popular historical term any more due to its negative connotation, the "dark age" of European history was a period between 500-1000 AD ...More
The term "patient engagement" is everywhere now. It's part of the vernacular in advocacy circles, government, health technology companies and payers. It used to signal ...More
While marketed to the public, some startups are focusing their products on collecting data that doctors really do want.More
Clint McClellan, chairman of the newly launched Personal Connected Health Alliance, explains how this collaboration aims to bring today's healthcare directly to the consumer.More
Partners HealthCare's Connected Health Symposium, held last week in Boston, made it abundantly clear that while mHealth may be the bridge to tomorrow's healthcare ecosystem, ...More