By Tommy White – With the number of Americans who own smartphones steadily increasing – recent research indicates that more than two-thirds of adults own some type of smartphone — the number of people using apps to help manage their healthcare is also increasing.Read More
mHealth and digital health
Q&A with Alan Portela, CEO of AirStrip. Interoperability and our progress towards it is a topic Mr. Portela speaks passionately about, and I had a chance to ask him what his thoughts were on the gains the industry is making post-HIMSS.
By David Harlow – Over the past five years, the Joint Commission has frowned, smiled and again frowned upon the use of text messaging for transmitting patient care orders. The latest clarification …
ONC coordinated a live demonstration of consumer-friendly apps that import data from some of the largest health IT vendors in the country to allow individuals to access a consolidated list of their medications from a variety of sources in one place.
The American Medical Association (AMA) believes mobile health applications (mHealth apps) and devices that promote safe and effective patient care have the potential to be integrated into everyday practice.
By Jeffrey Shuren MD, JD – America’s hospitals and their dedicated staff helps us fight disease and suffering by delivering life-saving and life-enhancing care every day in an astounding variety of ways.
Physicians are optimistic about digital health innovation and its game-changing potential to benefit medicine, according to a new survey released by the AMA. Physicians say there are “must-haves” that digital health tools need to turn their enthusiasm into adoption.
Ketchum, a leading communications firm, has released the Ketchum mHealth Monitor, mapping U.S. consumers’ adoption of wearable technology, apps and artificial intelligence (A.I.) for personal health and wellness.
By Kaitlyn Houseman – Text messaging is fully integrated into millions of people’s lives and is a convenient, less obtrusive alternative to the phone call. Many physicians wonder how to incorporate text message communication into their practices.