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MHEALTH – TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH TODAY!

People are often aware about the condition of their cars, more than they know about their health. They abide by their car maintenance schedules, take dashboards’ warning lights seriously and fill up the fuel tank whenever needed.

Patient Safety

Impact of Technological Improvements on the Patient Safety Landscape

Research from recent studies has established that Healthcare IT (HIT) is substantially changing the patient safety landscape. Specifically, HIT garnered a lot of interest across the industry for lowering the instances of hospital-acquired conditions (HAC).

Health IT

ONC releases EHR Contract Guide and Health IT Playbook

In the wake of National HealthIT week (NHITweek), The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) came out with a Health IT Playbook and EHR Contract Guide to help providers gain knowledge and utilize information technology in their practices to the best of their abilities.

Telehealth and reimbursements

Telehealth Implementation Continues to be a Challenge

In the earlier days when most people faced difficulty in accessing healthcare, the use of telehealth was a welcome change which turned out to be effective as well as convenient for both physicians and patients. However, adoption of telehealth continues to be a challenge mainly due to the lack of uniform regulations across different states in the US. The Federal Government did encourage the implementation of telehealth with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), still its […]

HealthIT

Adoption of HealthIT continues to be a far-fetched dream

Despite the promising future of health information technology, a recent survey by Nielsen Strategic Health Perspectives sponsored by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) revealed slow progress in physician-patient engagement through technology. In its survey of 626 physicians and 30,000 consumers, Nielsen found moderate growth in the use of technology for healthcare and the inclination of physicians to work in silos.

Mobile Technology

Does mobile technology help in improving mental health?

As part of a recent study on mobile technology, when a user told Cortana that he/she wanted to commit suicide, the program redirected the user to a web search page while Siri replied with information from a National suicide hotline. S-Voice offered some human touch and responded “I want you to be OK, please talk to me,” but didn’t offer any other outside help. To questions with respect to depression, these programs only responded with […]

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