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July 22, 2014
Marion McCall of Surgical Information Systems explains how mobile devices can help improve one of the most complex and chaotic departments in the hospital. Read More

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July 22, 2014
California Direct joins the growing list of organizations using the app to enable secure transmission of medical records from the provider to the patient via... More
July 21, 2014
The CancerRx apps offer doctors (and their patients) up-to-date information on cancer therapies and treatments, including news on the ever-advancing field of... More
July 18, 2014
Bill Ash and Kathryn Bennett of IEEE take a look at the promises and hurdles of mHealth, and find a recipe for provider acceptance. More
July 17, 2014
In what Mercom's CEO called "a quarter of milestones," mobile health technologies continued outpacing other realms. More
July 17, 2014
Implants are big business in healthcare, and an area ripe for mHealth innovation. More
July 16, 2014
Tech titans partner to target healthcare with a new "mobile first" platform that incorporates IBM's analytics, Big Data and cloud technologies... More
July 15, 2014
The companies will work toward the "Holy Grail of vision care," one CEO said, while also monitoring insulin levels of diabetics. More
July 15, 2014
QNX Software Systems, a BlackBerry subsidiary, says the IEC 62304-complaint OS will ease regulatory and financial concerns for medical device manufacturers. More
July 15, 2014
While many people believe tracking health indicators outside the doctor's office is important, too few actually do so even though the tools are available... More
July 15, 2014
By promising to reduce readmissions, boost drug compliance and improve chronic disease management, mHealth holds great potential to slash healthcare spending.... More
Events & Conferences
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By Eric Wicklund As one hospital is learning, the promise of new technology can also be corrupted. More

By John Lynn I'm sure we've all been intrigued by the progress that's being made on 3D printing... More

By Andrey Ostrovsky, MD Hospitals can capture nearly $50,000 for every doctor they employ through the meaningful use... 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

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