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behavioral health

Telehealth use in behavioral health cases shows promise in cost control, with utilization on the rise – Healthcare Finance

Telemedicine technology has been improving steadily over the past several years, and as the tech gets better, so does its reputation.

mhealth improves medication adherence

mHealth Scores High With Consumers in Boosting Medication Adherence – mHealth Intelligence

Consumers are looking to mobile health tools, such as mHealth apps and wearables, to improve their medication adherence.

IT in Healthcare

A New Era For IT In Healthcare – Are You Prepared To Achieve The Quadruple Aim? (Health IT Outcomes)

Information technology professionals have never played a more important role in healthcare or been more responsible for its ultimate success or failure. If information is the new lifeblood of healthcare, data are the platelets that comprise it and IT infrastructure is the circulatory system it moves through. In my 30 years in the industry, I’ve seen technology’s role grow in importance and today I would argue that it is ground zero for each objective of […]

Patients

APIs: A Path to Putting Patients at the Center – Health IT Buzz

I remember when visiting a city required paper maps and often actual guidebooks. Today, I tap on a map app on my phone, enter my destination and review options for getting from point A to point B. In recent years, these applications have expanded to integrate ride-sharing, bike-sharing, and public transit information. Map apps provide two key real-time data points to help me compare the different options: the time it will take to get to […]

Data Breaches

Infographic: HIPAA Healthcare Data Breaches – Looking back at 2017 (Electronic Health Reporter)

Over the past 5 years, healthcare data has fallen prey to unethical attacks that compromise sensitive patient information. If you look back at 2015, it was the worst year in healthcare data security when data breaches hit an all-time high by affecting 113 million individuals approximately.

Patient trust

Lacking trust in security, privacy reduces patient trust in health IT – Clinical Innovation

Privacy and security concerns are linked to reduced patient access of health records and trust in health information technology (HIT). Findings were published April 11 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.