Healthcare News

  • How Augmented Reality Could Benefit Health IT Infrastructure

    March 29, 2017

    Augmented reality (AR) has been off to a slow start in the enterprise world, but it will experience rapid growth beginning in 2018, according to ABI Research. The healthcare vertical is also expected to take the lead with AR.

    The report claims that 2016 was a year of discovery for AR, and the pilot phase will continue into 2017 with early adopters moving toward the beginnings of substantial deployment.

    You can read more about it here.

  • HIMSS17 Interoperability Showcase: Cutting-edge technologies, trailblazers and a focus on engagement

    February 9, 2017

    HIMSS senior director of interoperability initiatives Christel Anderson called the interoperability showcase at HIMSS17 both a conference destination and, even more, a starting point for attendees.

    “We’ve built the experience around different personas that represent people we think would be very interested in the showcase and focuses on our core audiences, which include providers, decision makers, consultants, clinicians, provider influencers and certification/government bodies,” Anderson explained.

    You can read more about it here.

  • How a Rural Hospital Used Health IT, EHR to Stay Independent

    February 1, 2017

    A cloud-based EHR and medical billing solution allowed a rural hospital to improve its healthcare revenue cycle and remain independent in the face of consolidation pressure.

    In a time of declining claims reimbursement rates and value-based care, rural hospitals are struggling more than ever to improve their healthcare revenue cycle management strategies. For many rural hospitals, the decision oftentimes comes down to merging with a larger entity or closing their doors.

    You can read more about it here.

  • Can SMART on FHIR Solve mHealth’s Medication Management Challenges?

    January 25, 2017

    An agreement to promote interoperability between three of the largest and most competitive EHR platforms has set the stage for a breakthrough in mHealth medication management.

    Using the SMART on FHIR app platform, providers will be able to access a patient’s entire medication history no matter where that data is stored. While this opens the door to better care management and coordination, it also gives patients the mHealth tools to manage their own care and collaborate with their doctors.

    You can read more about it here.

  • Chronic Disease Management Apps for Teens Need Stakeholder Input

    December 15, 2016

    Chronic disease management app developers should incorporate viewpoints from teens, their parents, and their clinicians.

    When creating chronic disease management apps for adolescent patients, it’s important for developers to keep parent and clinician opinions in mind, says a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

    According to the research team, teens are often on the cusp of being able to manage their chronic diseases on their own, and that mHealth apps can be useful aids for them. However, because these patients are still minors, it’s important that their parents and clinicians can support their self-management efforts.

    You can read more about it here.

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