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October 21, 2014
A new peer review service will subject health apps to an assessment by physicians and possibly consumers. But it promises to raise as many questions as it could answer. Read More

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October 21, 2014
For wearables to catch on in healthcare, they're going to have to do more than they're doing now. More
October 20, 2014
A new series of programs will delve into such critical issues as how data should be collected, shared and protected in ways that can help doctors and their... More
October 20, 2014
A recent survey finds that clinicians who use mobile devices report fewer problems adapting to EHRs -- and are more likely to find value in them -- than those... More
October 17, 2014
The founder and director of Partners HealthCare's renowned Center for Connected Health - which will host its 11th annual Connected Health Symposium next... More
October 16, 2014
The recent rash of indecent photographs posted on the Web for all to see has healthcare providers wondering if the cloud is truly safe for their protected... More
October 16, 2014
Could the new OSes mark a significant turn for providers who need to encrypt data to protect themselves against breaches? More
October 16, 2014
While overall health IT funding dropped last quarter, telehealth had more activity than it ever has had. Revenue cycle management and data analytics also fared... More
October 15, 2014
The University of New Mexico is using a $15 million federal grant to make its specialists available via telemedicine consult to 30 rural and remote hospitals... More
October 15, 2014
It's not just about mobile payment systems. If Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Samsung's PayPal features become widely used, that could pave the way for... More
October 15, 2014
A startup is developing mobile tools that would help states and managed care plans locate -- and stay in touch with -- Medicaid patients. Early results show a... More
Events & Conferences
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By Eric Wicklund HIMSS Media is asking readers for their views on patient engagement, with an eye toward a special... More

By Eric Wicklund The next player in the smartwatch game may very well be Microsoft. More

By Rafael Grossman Like many healthcare professionals, I have been thinking about Ebola for several weeks. In my... More

White Papers and Webinars
 
Payers come to the forefront in mHealth Money matters It's often been said that the only way that mHealth will succeed is if providers are reimbursed for using it. That's a rather simplistic solution, but it points to the influence that payers have on the emerging, consumer-directed healthcare landscape. So while health insurers are leading the way in deriving value from mHealth, they're also learning to redefine the technology's ROI.
In this Brave New World, the health insurance market must shift to a consumer-facing model, change its relationships with providers and be at the forefront ...More
Only 1 in 4 U.S. adults tracks their fitness with a mobile device, but new research suggests doctors and payers could push that number much ...More
A two-year-old health plan in Utah is rolling out a new platform that reimburses providers for a wide range of telehealth services.More
Targeting affluent people is one thing - helping patients susceptible to a range of diseases make necessary lifestyle changes is altogether different. And it holds ...More
It's no secret that healthcare providers are rapidly incorporating mobile applications into their practices, using them to interact with colleagues or obtain medical intelligence to ...More
A Pacific Northwest-based health plan network's adoption of the Lively activity tracking platform indicates the payer market is reaping home-based health monitoring for both seniors ...More
A recent survey by the Teleperformance Group questions whether U.S. payers are doing all they can to meet their members' mHealth needs.More
In this blog we'll examine the promise virtual assistants hold for the healthcare payer market and the consumers of their services.More
Insurance companies who aren't reaching out to members via mobile devices are missing out on considerable traffic. At least according to Google queries. More
In previous posts I have talked about the importance of some of the major stakeholders (physicians, non-physician providers, hospitals and caregivers) in mHealth adoption. For ...More
Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association, answeres one of the most common questions heard in healthcare these days - namely, how can a ...More
Revenue cycle management companies are developing mobile apps that give providers and instant link to a patient's health plans and insurance eligibility - and enabling ...More

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