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.
Posted in Technology, Telemedicine
People may joke about paying an office visit to “Dr. Google,” but it’s more true than most people know.
According to new research from Parks Associates, in the last 12 months, more than 38 percent of consumers in U.S. broadband households searched for health information online.
Another 27 percent used the Web sites of their care providers or insurers to obtain information, according to the Parks Associates report.
Posted in mHealth, Technology
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.
Posted in Healthcare, Technology
Mobile communications technology has dramatically changed for the better how a myriad of industries function and perform.
But the healthcare industry’s adoption of mobile tech is lagging that of other industries. And the time has come to change this reality. That’s according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
“There is a clear need for advanced data management and communication systems that can address existing communication challenges in hospitals,” reads the report summary.
Posted in Hospitals, mHealth, Smartphones, Technology
Making sense of Medicare may require the advice and counsel of experts.
Like everything in this day and age, every government program has its own specific requirements, rules, limitations, and stipulations.
Posted in Technology
For hospitals, there’s huge savings to be secured in secure SMS.
Late last week, mHealthWatch was briefed on a new study that Imprivata recently published about the productivity and economic impact that inefficient provider-to-provider communication has in healthcare.
“Inefficient communication during critical clinical workflows such as patient admissions, emergency response team coordination and patient transfers costs the average U.S. hospital about $1.75 million annually,” reads the report summary shared.
Posted in mHealth, Patient privacy, Smartphones, Technology
An integrated marketing plan that included social media, and upgraded website and hyper local news was what Kristin Sinatra and her team developed in order to make it easier for aging patients (and their families) to find them, and also to help them stay connected with those families.
Sinatra, marketing director for New Canaan’s Waveny LifeCare Network, discussed her plan at a recent conference held by Google in your New York City headquarters (Read more info about the conference here).
Said Sinatra about digital marketing: “It showed how on a not-for-profit budget, you can be nimble and reallocate things.” She went on to say that “In health care, you need to be findable for people who need you most,’’ adding that “Often when people have questions, they don’t know where to turn, especially if they are in a crisis situation. The first place they’re going to turn to is the Internet.”
Posted in Digital Marketing, mHealth news, Technology