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Webinar to Focus on the Future of Digital Healthcare Marketing


Webinar to Focus on the Future of Digital Healthcare Marketing   webinar tech news mobile healthcare digital marketing Apart from the major changes inbound to the healthcare industry as a direct result of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, there’s another revolution occurring simultaneously. It’s one focused on digital marketing. And healthcare organizations must embrace it to stay ahead of the curve.

That’s according to Andrea Simon, Ph.D., anthropologist, and CEO of Simon Associates Management Consultants.

Dr. Simon is planning a new webinar to address the ongoing revolution.
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IDC Explores Latest Clinical Mobility Trends


IDC Explores Latest Clinical Mobility Trends   trends mHealth IDC health insights healthcare clinical mobility A new report on today’s clinical mobility trends was published this week by IDC Health Insights.

Researchers with IDC recently surveyed healthcare IT and non-IT executives in Western Europe.

The study, we’re told, largely analyzes the “readiness” of Western European providers for mobile, looking at their current adoption and investment plans in key technologies that will enable a comprehensive clinical mobility strategy.
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Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week


Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week   telemedicine mobile health mHealth news mHealth healthcare Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this week.

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.

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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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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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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Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week


Here’s What Happened in mHealth This Week   telemedicine mobile health mHealth healthcare Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that we’ve been monitoring this week.

Google Glass holds enormous potential for the application of modern healthcare. From the ER to the OR, Google Glass may one day revolutionize and expedite traditional medical care, while increasing efficiency and reducing human error.

Retail and restaurants aren’t the only aggressive adopters of mobile payments technology today. Across the healthcare landscape, from dental practices to emergency rooms, mobile payment options are turning up with a surprising degree of speed.

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VA Says New Tech Efforts Helped Decimate Disability Claims Backlog


VA Says New Tech Efforts Helped Decimate Disability Claims Backlog   veterans VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare It was no April Fool’s Day prank when the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced on April 1st that technology has made a world of difference in the efficiency with which the organization now operates.

One year after the backlog of pending disability compensation claims “peaked” at over 611,000 in March 2013, the VA has reduced that number by approximately 44 percent to 344,000 claims.

At the same time, the CA confirmed this week, they improved the accuracy of the decisions being made on Veterans’ disability claims.

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