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Study: Telemedicine not optimal for palliative care

Telemedicine is not preferable for optimal palliative care, though patients do have a positive attitude toward using it, a new study published in the journal  Telemedicine and e-Health  finds.

Promoting electronic health risk assessments takes work

Significant additional outreach and engagement strategies are necessary to get patients to complete an electronic health risk assessment (eHRA), according to a study published at the American Journal...

Rush Health to develop private HIE

Chicago-based Rush Health plans to create a private health information exchange to better connect its three hospitals and close to 1,000 physicians.

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Data analytics takes BMC from loss to $2.5 million profit

The use of data analytics helped Boston Medical Center recover from a $34 million operating loss in 2010 and report a $2.5 million operating profit two years later, according to president and CEO Kathleen Walsh.

Patients using telehealth services to hit 7 million by 2018

The number of patients worldwide using telehealth services will rise from less than 350,000 in 2013 to roughly 7 million in 2018, according to a new report published by IHS Technology.

4 strategies for engaging patients using digital technology

Seeking to relieve some of the physicians' fears, Project HealthDesign, a research program funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, had teams test the incorporation of patient-generated, digital information into clinical care, a study published in the  Journal of Participatory Medicine  reported.

HHS officials questioned on security at hearing

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) continued his quest for answers on the security of before its launch this fall today at a Committee on Oversight & Government Reform meeting.

The end of net neutrality: How telemedicine, mHealth companies will fare

On the heels of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision this week to end net neutrality, what will happen with mHealth?

WEDI to feds: Ramp up ICD-10 testing efforts

The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange this week urged the federal government to conduct additional Medicare testing prior to the implementation of ICD-10 in a letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.