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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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Interview: Healthline CEO Talks Healthcare IT Innovation at Health 2.0


Interview: Healthline CEO Talks Healthcare IT Innovation at Health 2.0   Healthline healthcare IT Health 2.0 Dean Stephens This week, as Health 2.0 Fall Conference 2014 gets underway in Santa Clara, California, mHealthWatch is out in full force to connect with some of the most prominent and promising innovators in health care technology.

First up is our exclusive interview with Healthline CEO Dean Stephens.

For those who aren’t familiar, Healthline provides intelligent health information and technology solutions that help healthcare organizations and everyday people make more informed healthcare decisions, improve outcomes and reduce costs.

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals Turning to AmeriTech


Aspiring Healthcare Professionals Turning to AmeriTech   technology healthcare IT healthcare dental lab technician According to the AmeriTech College Admissions Department, it’s becoming easier than more affordable than ever to utilize digital resources and hands-on experience to gain the education required to land many desirable positions throughout the healthcare spectrum.

“Start an exciting and in-demand career as a Dental Lab Technician making crowns and appliances for dentists in only three semesters!” AmeriTech’s website explains.
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