Better messaging security technologies are prompting the Joint Commission to end its ban on clinician use of such tools. Healthcare providers and caretakers can now use text to send patient orders, but only if such tools meet the commission's requirements, the commission announces in the May edition of Joint Commission Perspectives.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives believes that, when it comes to medical device interoperability, not enough is being done to ensure such tools can connect with their electronic health record systems.
More research is needed to gauge the impact noninvasive digital technologies have on care outcomes, especially in the long term, according to a new study in Telemedicine and e-Health.
Five health systems are putting their support behind a service that uses Google Glass to ease the workload on providers when it comes to electronic medical record documentation.
A magnification app and Google Glass can provide visually impaired smartphone users with greater ease and capability in reading mobile device screen content.
The wearables market is moving into a more sedate phase as developers delve deeper into design and product creation to roll out products on a commercial scale, according to a new Tractica report.
A trio of experts believe mental health apps should be backed up by some form clinical evidence before being released to consumers.
Michele Tagliati, M.D., director of the Movement Disorders Program in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai, tells FierceMobileHealthcare in an interview that he believes data logger technology may be a game-changer for treatment and management of Parkinson's disease.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives lauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its work on medical device cybersecurity in a recent letter, but also says that increased collaboration between manufacturers and providers is critical.
The ability to snap a quick picture as part of a treatment process is coming under deeper scrutiny due to potential patient privacy violations and medical ethics concerns.