AirStrip first mHealth solution to receive DIACAP certification from U.S. Air Force; MedAdherence and Verizon Foundation sign two-year licensing agreement;

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> AirStrip, provider of clinical mobility solutions, announced that it is now the only mHealth solution for medical device mobility certified to comply with the security requirements by the Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) by the United States Air Force. The DIACAP certification ensures that AirStrip apps incorporate the levels of authentication and encryption necessary for use in U.S. government organizations, and allows them to be installed on Department of Defense (DoD) networks.  Article

> The Verizon Foundation has signed a two-year licensing agreement with mHealth company MedAdherence LLC to provide its proprietary patient engagement platform to health providers working with the underserved. The agreement, which leverages MedAdherence's CarePlanManager platform, will be made available to Verizon Foundation's healthcare partners, at up to 22 sites, and serve up to 5,000 patients. Article

> Almost two out of three Canadians are using their handheld devices to access mobile healthcare for themselves and their loved ones, according to a new study. In its report, Making Care Mobile: Shifting perspectives on the virtualization of healthcare, international consultancy PwC says people are relying on mHealth care because of better and faster access to health information. Article

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> Physicians, take heed: The usability of ambulatory electronic health record systems varies significantly, according to the latest report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research. The report, "Ambulatory EHR Usability 2013 More Nurture than Nature," surveyed physician leaders from practices of more than 25 physicians. The best vendors provided software that was stable, reliable and functional, flexibility, a culture of cooperation and "proactive guidance", best practices for implementation, good resources and well trained staff. The report revealed that Watertown, Mass.-based athenahealth--the most recent entrant into the market--received the highest rating at 85 percent, while New York-based McKesson received the lowest rating at 55 percent. Verona, Wis.-based Epic rated the best at guiding providers to achieve high usability levels. Article

Healthcare IT News

> It's time to think about how physicians--and not just techies at Google Headquarters--can use Google Glass. For example, Rafael Grossman, a surgeon at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, can think of a few ways he'd use the technology, as he outlines in a new blog post. Grossman points out one of the key advantages of Google Glass for a physician--that only the user can see and hear what's going through the Glass. That, he says, ensures that telemedicine can be private and personalized. Grossman says he envisions being able to call on colleagues for help during difficult surgical cases. He says he also envisions surgical rounds being shared among countries and programs, and EMS providers using Glass in the field. Article

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