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More People Willing to Share Private Health Information Online


More People Willing to Share Private Health Information Online   social media privacy health information Recent studies have revealed that more than 90% of people on social networks would be willing to discuss even serious health concerns with doctors over social media, especially if they were able to remain completely anonymous throughout the exchange. These findings highlight an exciting trend in the field of healthcare, namely, that people are actually opening up to the idea of using new technology and methods of communication to improve the healthcare industry.

The same number of people that would be willing to anonymously share their health information also said that they believed the information they shared would be useful to researchers, who are looking for meta data about a disease or to ascertain how effective certain treatments are.

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December’s Top 10 Online and Mobile Sites for Health Information


Decembers Top 10 Online and Mobile Sites for Health Information   websites WebMD mobile health websites mHealth health websites health news health information eBizMBA Rank has just published its revised list of the most popular health sites for the month of December 2013.

As 2013 draws to a close and millions of Americans prepare to renew their commitment to health and wellness in the new year, here’s a look at some of the sites that will help you stay healthy in mind and body next year.

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Nation’s Largest Health Information Exchange Debuts Partnership with AT&T’s Clinical Message Exchange


Nations Largest Health Information Exchange Debuts Partnership with AT&Ts Clinical Message Exchange   Indiana Health Information Exchange IHIE healthcare information healthcare data Healthcare Community Online health IT Health Information Exchange health information health data Clinical Message Exchange AT&T Healthcare Community Online AT&T Clinical Message Exchange AT&T The Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), the largest in the nation, has announced a partnership with AT&T’s Healthcare Community Online to provide a highly-secure, scalable and flexible clinical interface integration platform.

IHIE covers more than ten million patients, more than 19,000 physicians, and over 80 facilities, and currently has more than four billion pieces of clinical data in its repository — delivering three million highly-secure health transactions daily.  It works with hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics and physician practices to ensure that health information is where it needs to be, when it needs to be there to help improve care coordination and patient outcomes.

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U.K. Report Praises U.S. Veteran Health Administration’s Telehealth Program, Asks Why Adoption Remains Slow Across U.S.


U.K. Report Praises U.S. Veteran Health Administrations Telehealth Program, Asks Why Adoption Remains Slow Across U.S.   VHA Veterans Health Administration U.K National Health Service telhealth data telemedicine telehealth NHS National Health Service mobile healthcare mobile health data mobile health mHealth healthcare information healthcare data health information health data Electronic Health Record EHR system EHR A new report out of the U.K is praising the telehealth program sponsored by the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) — which is the largest telehealth project in the world — while also asking the question of why telehealth hasn’t gained more momentum and adoption across the U.S. healthcare system.

The new report, published by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), touts the VHA’s telehealth program as a prime example of how telehealth services should be rolled out on such a large scale.  Patients enrolled in the program — most of whom have chronic conditions such as heart failure, COPD, hypertension, diabetes, and post-traumatic stress disorder — receive free telemonitoring equipment and attention from care coordinators who teach them how to manage their own care.

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Kaiser Permanente Launches Mobile App for Access to Electronic Medical Records


Kaiser Permanente Launches Mobile App for Access to Electronic Medical Records   Web app PHRs personal health records personal health information mobile Web app mobile Web mobile healthcare apps mobile healthcare mobile health apps mobile health Mobile Apps mobile access to health information mHealth apps mHealth medical records Kaiser Permanente members Kaiser Permanente Kaiser healthcare innovation health information EMRs Electronic medical records digital healthcare Android apps android applications Android app Android Kaiser Permanente, who already boasts the largest deployment of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in the world, today announced the launch of a new Android application to allow more than 9 million Kaiser patients to access their medical information on the go.

In addition to its Android app, the healthcare provider is also launching a newly mobile-optimized version of its website located at kp.org to allow anyone with a mobile device to still access their medical information when and where they need it.  Kaiser said it plans to launch a companion app for iOS in the coming months as well.  Through mobile access to their personal health information, Kaiser members now have secure access to lab results, diagnostic information, direct email communication with doctors, and the ability to order prescription refills among other things.

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Study: Consumers Want Better Access to mHealth Services, Personal Health Information


Study: Consumers Want Better Access to mHealth Services, Personal Health Information   wellness The New Role of Technology in Consumer Health and Wellness personal health information mobile healthcare services mobile healthcare mobile health services mobile health mHealth technology mHealth services mHealth healthcare health information health and wellness health consumer healthcare consumer health and wellness consumer health Consumer Electronics Show Consumer Electronics Association CES 2012 CES CEA A new study recently published by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) — the folks behind the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) — shows that consumers demand better access to mobile health services and access to their personal medical information.

The study, entitled “The New Role of Technology in Consumer Health and Wellness,” examines consumer perceptions and attitudes in using new age digital and mobile health tools and services.  In it, it was found that 36 percent of consumers say they’d be interested in sending health data to their doctor via a wireless device; 33 percent are interested in managing their health records online; and 32 percent would be willing to consult with their doctor via online video.

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Report: More Than a Quarter of US Adults Use Their Mobile Phone for Health Information


Report: More Than a Quarter of US Adults Use Their Mobile Phone for Health Information   webinar on mhealth and mobile healthcare mobile phone mobile healthcare mobile health Mobile Device mHealth Manhattan Research healthcare webinar healthcare tools healthcare report healthcare information access healthcare information health tools health information On Monday we covered a new comprehensive report out from Manhattan Research that explores how consumers are managing their health using digital and mobile technology, in which it was found that some 56M people in the US have accessed their personal health information via Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Today, the research firm published new findings from the same report that show that more than a quarter of U.S. adults have used their mobile phones to access health information and tools in the past 12 months, more than double that of 2010 where roughly 12% reported accessing health information via mobile devices.

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