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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Online healthcare delivery is yielding financial and clinical benefits--signaling a need for regulatory reform that allows for expansion and innovation in the field, concludes a study in Health Affairs.
Availability of electronic health and mobile health services plays a major role in the delivery of public health services around the world, a newly released paper finds.
Humanizing decision-support computer aids for patients helps to increase trust of such tools, according to new research out of Clemson University.
Physicians who use online consultations for patients when they haven't first treated those patient in person face ethical challenges, according to an open forum discussion at the recent American Medical Association Annual Meeting, American Medical News reports.