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Challenges in mHealth tech integration are real

Unfortunately, I've had several experiences in the past few months requiring time spent in a hospital setting, an emergency room and a physician's consulting office. The reasons why...

The vision of HIE: 'Knowledge is power'

Health Information exchanges have encountered a few road bumps, but the industry is making progress in using HIE to "harness" information and communication to improve patient care, accosting to Robyn Rontal, MHSA, JD, Director of HCV Data Analytics for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

ECRI rallies stakeholders with focus on HIT patient safety

The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization is calling for collaboration on patient safety to create a "a non-punitive learning environment" to bring about improvement.

Cost, value and regulatory issues top doctors' issues with mHealth

Most doctors realize the benefits of mobile healthcare technology but aren't going to jump on the bandwagon quickly unless there is a compelling evidence the technology will save time and money...

HHS CISO: Healthcare orgs need to beef up basic security practices

A recent cybersecurity drill found that healthcare organizations to be more willing to share information and best practices, Kevin Charest, chief information security officer at the U.S. Department...

Cost remains a barrier to e-prescribing, despite benefits

While e-prescribing has the potential to increase patient safety and medication adherence while save money, implementation costs remain one of the biggest barriers to adoption in ambulatory...

CIOs seek greater strategic role as workload balloons

Healthcare CIOs' workload has ballooned in scope and complexity over the past five years, according to a whitepaper from executive search firm SSI-Search, entitled "Why the CIO is...

Employer-based coverage grew by 8.2M; Medicaid expansion bill vetoed in Maine;

News From Around the Web > Much of the 9.3 million-person increase in insurance from September 2013 to mid-March 2014 came from employer-sponsored coverage, according to a new survey from Rand...

Rock Health: Digital health funding in first quarter up 87% from Q1 2013

Digital health funding in the first quarter of 2014 broke yet another record, with nearly $700 million pouring into the space, according to San Francisco-based digital health startup seed fund Rock Health.

How clinical data use benefits from academic-industry partnerships

As the use of electronic clinical data in care delivery increases, so, too, will carefully considered collaborations by academic institutions and health industry players, according to a recently published viewpoint in the  Journal of the American Medical Association. And despite skeptics' concerns about compromised results due to potentially distorted data, ensuring industry involvement in such efforts is not only beneficial to both sides, but also should be considered necessary, the authors say.