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BlackBerry subsidiary debuts OS for mHealth device development

BlackBerry subsidiary QNX Software Systems is debuting a new OS just for medical devices, one that promises to meet industry standards and cut the cost of mHealth device development.

Automated system cuts clinical trial recruitment workload

Automated eligibility screening using natural language processing and machine learning vastly improved the efficiency of selecting potential patients for clinical trials in a Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study.

ACOs leverage data analytics for quality care

Data analytics are a necessary ingredient for insurers creating accountable care organizations because they're key to helping providers improve the quality of care they deliver to ACO participants.

Study: Age, sex, socioeconomic status major factors in eHealth use

Socioeconomic statues, age and sex are some of the biggest predictors when it comes to U.S. residents' use of the Internet for healthcare.

Hospital reduces damaging noise with direct communication technologies

One hospital instituted a new way to tackle old noise problems that pose safety risks to patients by using technology to enable more direct communication between caregivers--eliminating many noise sources, according to a  Hospitals & Health Networks  article.

Telecare improves chronic pain management

For patients suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain, telecare intervention may be a way to help them improve their pain score, according to newly published research.

3 ways to streamline prior authorizations

Administrative tasks burden today's physicians more than ever before. Obtaining prior authorizations for tests and treatments from payers is one of the leading productivity zappers, an activity which the nation's physicians spend 868.4 million hours per year, according to a recent article from  Medical Economics.

Will insurers' telemedicine use lead to wrong diagnoses?

Insurers are slowly incorporating telemedicine into their health plan offerings, but some doctors worry the increased use of online visits with patients could lead to wrong diagnoses.

3 lessons for big data success in healthcare

Too often organizations rush into big data projects without keeping an eye on the big picture, Booz Allen Hamilton's Steven Escaravage and Joachim Roski write in a  Health Affairs Blog post.

HIMSS Analytics: Infection, lab outreach IT tools poised for growth

IT tools that allow hospitals to reduce infection incidences, help with lab outreach services and improve patient acuity are among the top IT applications poised for growth, according to a new report by HIMSS Analytics.