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Public-private partnership aims to lure health technology innovators to Massachusetts

Massachusetts looks to secure its place in the healthcare industry as a digital innovation hub through a public-private partnership that aims to lure tech innovators to the state, according to an announcement from Gov. Charlie Baker.

Beth Israel to work with international groups to expand eHealth in Latin America, Caribbean

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is leading an effort to bring eHealth advancements to Latin America and the Caribbean.

E-health feedback loop helps diabetics boost outcomes

The use of telehealth remote monitoring as part of a eHealth larger feedback loop for diabetics led to vastly improved A1c levels compared with patients who did not use the technology, according to research published this week in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Collaboration focuses on standards for eHealth, Internet of Things

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and MEMS Industry Group, the trade association for micro-electromechanical systems, have teamed up to boost...

Trial proves value of app in documenting bedsores

Pressure ulcers, or bedsores as they are commonly referred to, are no laughing matter. As a paper published last week points out, bedsores are a "leading iatrogenic cause of death in developed...

7 steps for developing an effective eHealth strategy

Very few health organizations or geographic regions have a proper strategy for the implementation of eHealth, despite evidence that technology's role in healthcare continues to grow, according to research published this week in the  Journal of Internet Medical Research. To that end, a pair of researchers from South Africa and Canada outlined seven steps necessary to the development of an effective eHealth strategy.

mHealth and telehealth: Part of the eHealth tool bag

Lately, I'm seeing a pattern in the way that mobile healthcare is being co-opted by some of the big conference organizers. In March, I wrote about the fact that at HIMSS 2013 the...

Three critical challenges remain for mHealth

Mobile healthcare must overcome three fundamental challenges if mHealth is to fulfill its promise of transforming the delivery of health services worldwide, argues an article in the journal PLoS...

Facebook 'likes' could translate to real life likes for hospitals

If you "like" a hospital on Facebook, does that mean you're a satisfied patient? A study from the  American Journal of Medical Quality  set out to assess whether Facebook "likes" were associated with hospital quality and patient satisfaction.

Skype successful in home care for infants

The use of eHealth for home healthcare of premature infants could decrease the need for home doctor visits, a small study published this week in  BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making  has found.