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What’s Up, Doc? It’s Fevered Growth in Health IT


Whats Up, Doc? Its Fevered Growth in Health IT   mHealth investment healthcare health IT EHR doctors Health IT vendors are tearing it up. It’s the latest growth area, according to a new report by Mercom Capital. Mercom says the booming industry has logged its first $1 billion quarter in venture capital (VC) funding and is “smashing totals from the entirety of 2013.”

According to EHRIntelligence “population health management, clinical analytics, mHealth, and practice management companies were among the most popular with investors, who see ample opportunity for health IT products to supplement EHRs, improve patient outcomes, and address operational gaps in struggling healthcare organizations.”

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Infographic: The Impact of EHR and Big Data’s Fusion


Infographic: The Impact of EHR and Big Datas Fusion   UC Berkeley School of Information infographic electronic health records EHRs EHR big data Without question, the newly forged and already inextricable link between big data and electronic health records will forever change the course of healthcare information technology.

The ongoing evolution comes plainly into sight thanks to a new infographic from the UC Berkeley School of Information.

In the visual shared below, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla puts it best: “In the next 10 years, data science and software will do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences together.”

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Report: Physicians, Practices Still Concerned with EHR Implementation


Report: Physicians, Practices Still Concerned with EHR Implementation   Physicians Practice 2014 Technology Survey Kareo EHR doctors Respondents of the Physicians Practice 2014 Technology Survey, sponsored by Kareo, indicate that tremendous anxiety and concerns persist when it comes to physicians and practices considering EHR implementation.

“As more physicians and medical practices work toward meaningful use of an EHR, getting the technology seamlessly integrated into daily work flow continues to be a main concern,” the report summary reads.

In fact, for the second straight year, EHR adoption and implementation issues were ranked as the most pressing information technology problem by respondents.
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More Attempting to Join Forces with The DoD for Joint Health Care Records


More Attempting to Join Forces with The DoD for Joint Health Care Records   mobile tech Mobile Devices mobile EHR DoD Department of Defense There is a multitude of benefits that come with adopting electronic health care records today. And unless this is your first visit to mHealthWatch, you’re likely very familiar with said benefits.

They increase efficiency, reduce the likelihood of misread charts, and sometimes make it easier for physicians to transfer medical records from one physician to the next. They key to that last part, is sometimes.

As a general rule, electronic documents are designed with the intent to increase access and efficiency. In order for this to occur within the healthcare world, the information needs to be easily transferable from one physician to the next. Not only do patient privacy regulations come into play, but so does compatibility.

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InvestMaryland Challenge Awards $100,000 Prize to Well-Deserved mHealth Startups


InvestMaryland Challenge Awards $100,000 Prize to Well Deserved mHealth Startups   mHealth InvestMaryland Healthify EHR Mobile electronics and communication devices have sparked the growth of two new industries in the healthcare field—telemedicine and mHealth. While these two fields have a wide range of possibilities, one of their common advances is the introduction of electronic health records (EHRs).

The initial round of EHRs contained the same information as paper health records, but with the ability to create more in-depth reports and analytics, as well as quickly and easily share long-term healthcare data with multiple healthcare practitioners, EHRs now have the ability to dramatically improve quality of care.

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Enhanced eRx Features Land on iPad EHR


Enhanced eRx Features Land on iPad EHR    Mobile Apps mHealth iPatientCare EHR One of the earliest pioneers in mHealth is making headway with electronic prescriptions for iPad EHR.

iPatientCare announced Thursday the enhanced functionality for the ePrescribing / eRx in iPatientCare iPad EHR app.

The app is available on the App Store.
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Healthcare Organizations Taking a Closer Look at Their EHR Policies


Healthcare Organizations Taking a Closer Look at Their EHR Policies   technology Meaningful Use stage 2 healthcare EHR Now that healthcare providers are working on Stage 2 Meaningful Use, they are required to take a closer look at their EHR compliance and governance polices. What makes this particularly challenging is that 40% of healthcare providers do not currently utilize EHRs. Of the 60% that do, only 63% have the required multidisciplinary committee or advisory board in place.

Many healthcare providers initially believed that making the move to EHRs would be fast and simple, but they are finding is that it requires a significant amount of training as well as entirely new internal operations. On top of that, due to patient privacy compliance, they must put in place an advisory board or committee to regulate and implement how data is stored.

In order to ensure that they can do their job to the best of their ability, healthcare providers must find committee or advisory board members who have a great understanding of both their internal operations, and the vulnerabilities of EHRs.

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