The ability to maintain electronic health records, and utilize health IT throughout the medical industry helps to create more effective and more efficient in-office practices. This not only increases patients’ medical safety, but saves practices both time and money.
While there are many advantages to health IT, there are many concerns when it comes to security and patient privacy. There are already many rules and regulations put in place to manage patient privacy, however, there is still adequate room for improvement.
Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT
On Wednesday at HIMSS14, the organizers published the results of the 2014 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey.
The report focuses on the “roles, responsibilities, and outlook” for nursing informatics professionals this year.
To highlight the findings, HIMSS put forward the following infographic which serves up a detailed but concise overview of the insightful and comprehensive new report. Check it out below.
Posted in Healthcare, Infographics, Technology
According to the findings of a new survey from Royal Philips revealed at the start of this week’s HIMSS conference and exhibition, IT is now a top priority for healthcare executives in the United States.
Interoperability, mobile connectivity and technologies that drive real-time actionable information at the point of care will be the focus of health information technology (HIT) investments in 2014, the healthcare leadership survey reveals.
Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT
A new report that comes to us this week from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics is taking a hard, first-of-its-kind look into the metrics of social media activities undertaken by the world’s most preeminent pharmaceutical giants.
“We see that pharmaceutical companies recognize that patients increasingly are using some form of social media to obtain information, exchange views and seek advice regarding their healthcare,” says Murray Aitken, the Executive Director of the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics. “They therefore need to be present, active and engaged in these channels to be patient-centered.”
Posted in Social Media
Although Windows Phone owners are no strangers to health and fitness apps, the latest in the works is a new ballgame altogether among fitness trackers.
The new app in question comes to us from Bing and helps users stay healthy after they’ve finished tracking their run.
The Bing Health & Fitness app helps you stay on top of health and fitness trends and provides the tools you need to support a healthy lifestyle. Designed for Windows Phone, the Health & Fitness app brings together great fitness, nutrition and health content, along with trackers, tools and other features.
Posted in mHealth, mHealth news, Mobile App
Last month at CES 2014, Pebble announced the Pebble appstore, the first open platform for sharing apps optimized for wearable devices and technologies.
In a tip of the hat to the undeniable future of consumer technologies, Pebble is – in many ways – on the vanguard of the mobile health revolution. And this week, Pebble finally launched that which was promised in Las Vegas four weeks ago.
We’re extremely proud to announce that the Pebble appstore is now live with over 1000 apps and watchfaces. The appstore is built into the Pebble app on your iOS or Android device, and lets you find, browse and download Pebble apps and watchfaces directly from your smartphone.
Posted in Wearable technology
A recent study conducted by Pintsent Masons reveals that more than 90% of the adults in the United Kingdom say they have never used a mHealth service.
Furthermore, almost 75% of those surveyed did not understand what mHealth means. Once provided with the definition of mHealth, however, the numbers greatly decreased, especially as participants realized that any kind of calorie tracking or fitness app qualified as mHealth.
This study reveals that the demographics that are most likely to need and benefit from the services that mobile healthcare can provide are the least accepting of the technology. Of all retirees, who are statistically likely to need more healthcare than younger generations, only about sixteen percent could see themselves using an mHealth device or service.
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