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Help Fierce recognize influential women in health IT

Each year, FierceHealthIT shines a spotlight on women who play a major role in the evolution of health IT. Our annual list--compiled with the help of reader nominations--includes individuals at the...

Hacking demo drives home complex reality of mHealth security

There are many frightening security scenarios in the healthcare realm, from having personal data stolen from your medical records to input mistakes regarding needed medication in digital files.

BlackBerry offers insight on hidden security headaches for patients, providers

A live demo at a BlackBerry Security Summit drove home the vulnerabilities presented by everyday mobile healthcare tools--in this case the IV infusion pump for administering medications in hospital and clinic settings.

Why mHealth guidelines are a solid starting point for tool developers

Adam C. Powell, Ph.D, president of Payer+Provider Syndicate, spoke with FierceMobileHealthcare about a new set of draft guidlines focused around responsible use of mHealth tools.

American Well 'exchanges' to connect patients immediately with providers

Patients will soon be able to use American Well services to find physicians immediately available for an online consultation or in-office appointment.

Bill Frist: Federal, state changes needed to advance telemedicine

Telemedicine offers the potential to address the access, cost and quality problems in the U.S. healthcare system, but requires change at the federal and state levels to do so, according to Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

How telemedicine partnerships can reduce hospital readmissions

Telemedicine systems, including remote presence technology, have evolved over the years from stationary workstations to mobile carts to the latest "robotic" units that self-propel themselves down our hospital corridors without a driver, according to preprogrammed GPS instructions.

E-health feedback loop helps diabetics boost outcomes

The use of telehealth remote monitoring as part of a eHealth larger feedback loop for diabetics led to vastly improved A1c levels compared with patients who did not use the technology, according to research published this week in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Mass General plans to debut telemedicine service for second opinions this fall

Come fall, Massachusetts General Hospital will allow patients to seek second opinions through an online medicine service.

HRSA grant supports Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

The Federation of State Medical Boards received an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration that supports the organization's Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.