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2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient Named


2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient Named   St. Clair Hospital HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award healthcare IT While everyone else is talking about the Oscars on Sunday, we at mHealthWatch are more interested in an awards season of a different variety.

This week, for example, Pennsylvania-based St. Clair Hospital was named a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient.

For the last two decades, the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding achievement of organizations that “have utilized health information technology to substantially improve patient outcomes while achieving return on investment.”
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Making HIPAA Work for Everyone: Congressional Reps Want Rules Clarity for mHealth Entrepreneurs


Making HIPAA Work for Everyone: Congressional Reps Want Rules Clarity for mHealth Entrepreneurs   HIPAA healthcare IT healthcare Congress As more businesses move into the mobile health arena, there has been a greater need to improve communication between companies and the federal government.

Now the “Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has pledged to work more closely with mobile health (mHealth) companies to ensure that HIPAA rules are being properly adhered to,” according to HealthITSecurity.

HIPAA, enacted in 1996, stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Its primary purpose is to make it easier for people to keep health insurance, protect the confidentiality and security of personal healthcare information, and help the healthcare industry control administrative costs.

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Gartner: Healthcare IT Spending Spiked This Year in Middle East, North Africa


Gartner: Healthcare IT Spending Spiked This Year in Middle East, North Africa   spending North Africa Middle East healthcare IT Gartner New data from the respected research giants at Gartner indicates that healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa are on pace to have spent $3 billion on IT products and services in 2014.

All told, that represents an increase of 1.3 percent over 2013 revenues, according to Gartner’s insight.

Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will remain the largest overall spending category throughout the forecast period within the healthcare providers sector with an expected market size of $1.3 billion in 2014.

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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories


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

What does the federal government see as the future of electronic health care? That’s contained in a recent release from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (OCN), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has released “an outline of how the federal government aims to expand electronic health information sharing in the next five years, in part by deploying mobile and sensor technology to extend health IT networks,” says GCN.

The largest drugstore conglomerate in the U.S. — with 8,229 stores and counting — just got serious about mobile apps for healthcare.

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Microsoft, HIMSS Media Launch Free Webinars for Healthcare IT Professionals


Microsoft, HIMSS Media Launch Free Webinars for Healthcare IT Professionals   webinar Microsoft HIMSS healthcare IT HIMSS Media and Microsoft announced ahead of the weekend a new series of free webinars.

According to details shared with mHealthWatch, the webinars are designed to enable healthcare IT professionals to enhance their expertise in analytics, mobile technology, and cloud computing topics.

The four webinars announced include the following:
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SXSW Adds Health Track to Festival Lineup


SXSW Adds Health Track to Festival Lineup   technology SXSW Mobile Devices mHealth healthcare IT According to Austin’s Business Journal, the annual South By Southwest convention is adding a new medical technology track of programming to the SXSW Interactive side of its spring festival which will be held next March.

The SX Health and MedTech Expo will be based out of the new JW Marriott Hotel will feature more than 40 panels and presentations and 60 exhibiting companies from around the world. Sessions for the health technology track will focus on areas such as 3-D bioprinting, biometrics and identity, the economic potential of the digital health industry, and the use of big data for health purposes.

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Enterprise Technology Giants to Change mHealth


Enterprise Technology Giants to Change mHealth   mobile tech Mobile Devices mHealth healthcare IT EMR Though Doctors and nurses have been fans of mobile devices for some time, hospitals have done very little to integrate the use of such devices into clinical workflow or make sure they are used appropriately, according to a new report from Healthcare Dive.

For example, hospitals seemed to disregard the HIPPA-violating texting that was occurring until vendors pointed out the problem.

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