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.
It's seems funny to write a column this week about anything other than the Supreme Court's pending decision on healthcare reform. But we'll find out what the Justices have to say one way or the other tomorrow morning. And no matter what the Court decides about individual mandates and severability and whether a penalty is a fee or a tax, the day after tomorrow we'll still face the same fundamental problem we face today: Healthcare is too damn expensive.
Health information technology will be the "fundamental enabler" of new care delivery models and disease management, Cleveland Clinic CIO Martin Harris, M.D., said yesterday at the opening keynote of the iHT2 summit in Ft. Lauderdale. The e|Cleveland Clinic suite is helping the organization prepare for new care delivery and reimbursement models and is also helping to dissolve the distinction between clinical practice and technology, he said.
The World Bank has invested approximately $1.5 billion across 55 eHealth projects, and is now working with The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society to advance health IT globally.