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mHealth and digital health
By Gopal Khanna MBA – It is estimated that 50 million American adults experience chronic pain daily, with nearly 20 million experiencing the kinds of high-impact pain that interfere with daily life or work. The financial cost of treating pain is enormous – between $560 billion and $635 billion annually.
Spok, Inc. released the results of its ninth annual survey on mobile strategies in healthcare. Respondents included more than 450 healthcare professionals from hospitals and health systems around the country, of whom 38% were clinicians and 21% were IT or telecommunications staff.
By Eric Gantwerker MD – While headlines are often dominated by cutting edge technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and robotics, physician exposure to the world of tech has been hindered by a lack of applications that take into account the unique desires and pain points of doctors…
By Scott Whyte – I recently had the great opportunity to introduce Humana leaders at a session in this year’s HIMSS Cloud Computing Forum. I’m inspired by this session and I want to share a few observations that may also inspire you as this remarkable company….
By Nirmal Patel, MD, MPH – The United States spends more of their GDP on healthcare than any other developed nation, and yet it produces some of the poorest outcomes — notably in the field of maternal and infant health.
CMS launched a new app that gives consumers a modernized Medicare experience with direct access on a mobile device to some of the most-used content on Medicare.gov. The new “What’s Covered” app lets people with Original Medicare, caregivers and others quickly see….
By John Halamka MD – In a previous blog post, I shared an excerpt from the new book that Paul Cerrato and I just completed, The Transformative Power of Mobile Medicine. Here is a second excerpt from Chapter 3, “Exploring the Strengths and Weaknesses of Mobile Health Apps.”
By Chris Muir & James Daniel – It’s been a little more than a year since the Docket app won the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s Move Health Data Forward (MHDF) Challenge, focused on helping consumers consolidate and share their health data.