In the wake of a letter calling upon the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to suspend Meaningful Use incentive payments until HHS reconfigures interoperability standards of health IT, industry stakeholders have added their voices to the conversation.
While electronic health record adoption offers the promise of financial rewards as well higher quality care, several factors in a residency-training program work against successful EHR adoption according to a study published in the October edition ofHawai'i Journal of Medicine and Public Health.
In arecent postto his Life as a Healthcare CIO blog, John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Memorial Center, offered his insight into mobile device use at Harvard Medical School. The biggest takeaway: Get ready for more native mobile apps.
Type 2 diabetes management is getting a little more personal for employees at Acosta Sales and Marketing who have the condition. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based self-insured employer is embarking on a six-month mobile diabetes self-management pilot program that uses individual action plans.
Patients want online access to medical records, prescriptions and test results and want to talk to their doctor using modern forms of communication, according to a recent survey from market research firm Harris Interactive. But physicians aren't meeting their tech-savvy patients' expectations.
With a thus far unabating rollout of calorie counting smartphone apps, health system text messaging initiatives, patient portal improvements and more, technology is priming consumers to take their health into their own hands through stripped barriers.
Diabetics may soon be able to focus on tissue fluids such as sweat or tears rather than blood when checking blood glucose levels. Recently developed biosensor technology in nano-form from Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (IMS) is offering the chance of a non-invasive approach via digital biometric analysis that can be radioed to a mobile device.