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Nuance Unveils New Cloud-Based Imaging and Report Exchange

Nuance Unveils New Cloud Based Imaging and Report Exchange   PowerShare Network patients Nuance mHealth healthcare IT doctors cloud mHealthWatch was privy to a sneak peek earlier this week at PowerShare Network, a new cloud-based imaging and report exchange from Nuance.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is a leading provider of voice and language solutions that has emerged as a major player in the realm of healthcare IT.

Nuance says its PowerShare Network is the industry’s largest cloud-based network for securely connecting physicians, patients, government agencies, specialty medical societies and others to share essential medical images and reports as simply as people exchange information using social networks.

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What Will Drive Healthcare Big Data Adoption?

What Will Drive Healthcare Big Data Adoption?   mHealth healthcare news healthcare IT big data ABI Research According to a new report from ABI Research, integrating consumer wearable health devices will drive healthcare big data adoption as this decade progresses.

This year close to 42 million wearable wireless sports, fitness and wellness devices will ship worldwide.

“As consumers continue to use these devices from players such as Fitbit, Nike, Jawbone and others to track their levels of activity, there is growing impetus to also leverage the data to inform health management and healthcare provision,” analysts with ABI reveal in the new report.
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Telehealth Remains Difficult To Define

Telehealth Remains Difficult To Define   The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services telemedicine telehealth healthcare IT The definition of telehealth is not consistent across the nation. This is due in part to the ongoing changes in laws and telehealth advances, but also in part to different levels of interpretation. In a recent study called the Telemedicine and e-Health, 7 different definitions of telehealth can be defined within the US government.

These definitions came from within 26 different agencies, as reported by 100 different individuals within Federal Telemedicine Working Group (FedTel). The 7 different definitions were gathered by compiling the results of a survey. Although telehealth is evolving, and many of the definitions have common ground, the multitude of definitions can cause confusion and conflict. A few examples of the similar, yet sometimes conflicting definitions are shared below.

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Time Saving Improvements Come to Healthcare IT

Time Saving Improvements Come to Healthcare IT   RFID nurses mobile health mHealth Kaiser Permanente healthcare IT Advances in healthcare IT continue to improve the quality of patient care, as well as create more organized and efficient workplaces. This eases daily stress for nurses and medical staff, and allows for more one-on-one patient interaction.

When it comes to health IT and workflow, however, sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest differences. This is why Kaiser Permanente is working diligently to improve their technology in this arena. While many of their improvements are patient specific, others are simply designed to make the jobs of medical professionals easier.

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Data-Driven Evaluation of Mobility’s Impact

Data Driven Evaluation of Mobility’s Impact   Nancy Hudecek mHealth healthcare IT AirStrip The following is a guest contributed post from Nancy Hudecek, senior vice president of analytics at AirStrip.

Healthcare is rapidly evolving, and more than ever, hospitals are under extreme pressure to continuously identify ways to improve performance and justify every expense. In this type of environment, technological innovation alone will not prove sufficient. Instead, making sure technology is successfully implemented and processes are streamlined to ensure adoption and maximize value becomes the currency of improvement.

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Worldwide HIT Market to Hit $66B in 6 Years

Worldwide HIT Market to Hit $66B in 6 Years   mobile health mHealth news mHealth healthcare IT healthcare GIA Like a runaway train, the global healthcare IT market isn’t losing steam by any stretch of the imagination.

A new report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA) projects that the worldwide market for Healthcare IT will reach $66 billion by 2020, driven by strong emphasis on improving profitability of healthcare institutions, increasing demand for quality healthcare services, and growing acceptance of mhealth and ehealth practices.

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Feds Pitch Risk-Based Health IT Regulatory Framework

Feds Pitch Risk Based Health IT Regulatory Framework   mHealth HHS healthcare IT FDA On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a draft report that puts forward a proposed strategy and recommendations for a health information technology (health IT) framework.

Per the details shared during a joint media briefing yesterday, the framework in question aims to promote “product innovation” while maintaining “appropriate patient protections” and avoiding regulatory duplication.

The report, which exists to “clarify oversight of health IT products based on a product’s function and the potential risk to patients who use it,” was developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the assistance of two other federal agencies: HHS’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
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