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

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Chronic Disease Management Apps for Teens Need Stakeholder Input

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 … Read more

Mobile Health (mHealth) Services Market Worth US$ 23.0 Billion By 2021

New York, November 30: Market Research Engine has published a new report titled as “Mobile Health (mHealth) Market by Services (Prevention, Monitoring, Diagnostic, Treatment, Information and reference, Wellness, and Healthcare strengthening services), by Equipment – Global Industry Analysis, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020” The mHealth services market is expected to exceed more than US$ … Read more

AMA Approves HIT Policies to Aid Improvements in Care

The American Medical Association has adopted policies and principles to support the use of information technology by physicians, including electronic health records and mobile applications. While the nation’s largest physician group has expressed serious reservations regarding digital health technologies in the past, the AMA now appears to believe that the medical benefits of EHRs and … Read more

ONC EHR Oversight Rule Needs Better Testing Process, Pew Says

Pew Charitable Trusts has issued an analysis of the ONC EHR oversight final rule, stating that it still contains gaps for patient safety risk. Despite intentions to improve patient safety through better EHR oversight and testing, the recent ONC Health IT Certification Program still contains gaps for adverse patient safety events, according to Pew Charitable … Read more

Are Mobile Patient Portals the Next Step in Patient Engagement?

Mobile patient portals may be useful in granting patient data access on the go, improving overall patient engagement. Patient portals are often viewed as critical tools to improve patient engagement, but not every consumer is able to access their health data from a home computer. According to some healthcare professionals, offering a mobile patient portal … Read more

Natural Language Processing Markets Set to Grow in Healthcare

Natural language processing tools are helping providers create the big data repositories required for precision medicine, predictive analytics, and other advanced tasks. Natural language processing (NLP) is quickly becoming one of the foundational big data technologies that will allow healthcare to move forward with complex analytics, according to a series of market reports predicting significant … Read more