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New Chairman Tapped for American Telemedicine Association’s Industry Council

New Chairman Tapped for American Telemedicine Associations Industry Council   telemedicine Nonin Medical Mark VanderWerf ATA American Telemedicine Association This week, Mark VanderWerf, Vice President of eHealth and OEM at Nonin Medical, was elected Chairman of the American Telemedicine Association’s (ATA) Industry Council.

VanderWerf will also join the ATA’s Board of Directors.

VanderWerf’s work at Nonin Medical — the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring — has been internationally celebrated. And now his expertise and vision are being put to good use in a leadership role for the ATA.
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Home is Where the Medical Monitoring Happens

Home is Where the Medical Monitoring Happens   mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 mHealth Berg Insight This week, as mHealth + Telehealth World 2014 takes Boston by storm, no shortage of industry data and projections pertinent to healthcare are being reported, especially those that point toward growth markets.

And here’s one such growth market to be sure.

At the end of 2013, about 3.0 million patients worldwide were using home-medical monitoring devices remotely monitored by doctors.

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Healthcare History Potentially In the Making with Apple, IBM

Healthcare History Potentially In the Making with Apple, IBM   mobile health news mobile health mHealth IBM MobileFirst healthcare technology While it is not uncommon for technology companies to join forces on major product or service launches, it is almost unheard of for the major competitors in a field to join together, just as Apple and IBM have in recent weeks.

Apple and IBM each play vital roles in the world of computers and electronics, both in the early years, and today. While they are still direct competitors in many ways, they both have areas in which they specialize. For IBM, one of these areas is big data analytics utilized in the business world. For Apple, it’s all about mobile computing.

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mHealth: Top Stories of the Week

mHealth: Top Stories of the Week   mHealth news mHealth Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this past week.

On Monday, Healthcare IT Leaders, an award-winning consulting firm in the healthcare IT space, announced its selections for the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014. Per the details shared in the firm’s formal announcement, the winning blogs “were chosen for their timely content, insightful writing and subject matter expertise on topics important to the HIT industry.”

comScore is out with new data that should lend confidence to pharmaceutical marketers. Results from comScore’s eighth annual Online Marketing Effectiveness Benchmarks for the Pharmaceutical Industry show that online direct to consumer (DTC) marketing continues to increase conversion among patients and prospects.

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Healthcare IT Leaders Names mHealthWatch Among the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014

Healthcare IT Leaders Names mHealthWatch Among the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014   mobile health mHealth Healthcare IT Leaders best healthcare IT blogs On Monday, Healthcare IT Leaders, an award-winning consulting firm in the healthcare IT space, announced its selections for the Best Healthcare IT Blogs of 2014.

Per the details shared in the firm’s formal announcement, the winning blogs “were chosen for their timely content, insightful writing and subject matter expertise on topics important to the HIT industry.”

The team at mHealthWatch was honored to learn that our site was among the top blogs recognized.
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Cerner, Epic and MEDITECH Expand EMR Footprint

Cerner, Epic and MEDITECH Expand EMR Footprint   Siemens MEDITECH MEDHOST McKesson HMS Healthland Epic EMRs from Allscripts EMR CPSI Cerner According to an announcement shared with mHealthWatch late last week, Cerner, Epic and MEDITECH were the only EMR solutions that grew their market share in the past year.

This reality was brought to our attention in the latest KLAS report – “Clinical Market Share 2014: Competition Mounts as Markets Collide”

One of the findings of the report is that Epic and Cerner took the majority of wins in both the large- and small-facility segments.
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Fortech Forges Ahead with Global Alliance for Telemed and eHealth

Fortech Forges Ahead with Global Alliance for Telemed and eHealth   mobile technology mHealth Global Alliance for Telemed and eHealth Fortech “Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm,” said Hippocrates.

In that same spirit, the cultivation of technology has not only curbed the likelihood of human error in the field of medicine, it has also dramatically cultivated the efficiency and effectiveness of modern healthcare.

To push a good thing even further, Fortech International has just announced a new global initiative – “The Global Alliance for Telemed and eHealth.”
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