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Joint Commission ends ban on clinician text use with caveats

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.

CHIME wants 'assurance' of med device interoperability

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.

Researchers: More studies needed to assess impact of remote patient monitoring

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.

Google Glass-powered startup receives funding from major health centers

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.

Google Glass, smartphone app make small device screens an easier read

A magnification app and Google Glass can provide visually impaired smartphone users with greater ease and capability in reading mobile device screen content.

Report: 66 million wearables to ship each year by 2021

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.

Mental health apps demand clinical verification, say experts

A trio of experts believe mental health apps should be backed up by some form clinical evidence before being released to consumers.

Cedars-Sinai researchers tap wristwatch for Parkinson's disease trial

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.

CHIME to FDA: Collaboration on med device security between vendors, providers critical

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.

Doc use of smartphones for patient photos raises security, privacy questions

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.