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Boomers Will Be a Boon to Digital Healthcare Marketplace


Boomers Will Be a Boon to Digital Healthcare Marketplace   Mobile Devices healthcare eMarketer baby boomers Though much of the conversation about healthcare has been focused on retirees who are living longer than ever (with inevitable hiccups for both the economics and efficiencies), the next wave could change the very nature of healthcare in the U.S.

The youngest baby boomers will turn 50 this year. As a result, the U.S. healthcare industry is anticipating unprecedented levels of demand for products and services.

“Though members of this generation still fancy themselves young and healthy, they have more health problems and chronic conditions than previous generations at the same age,” says eMarketer. “Still, they want to stay active for as long as possible. They expect healthcare that enables them to age in place and do it on their own terms.”

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mHealth: The Week’s Top Stories


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

On Monday, during his Health 2.0 keynote address, Dr. Eric Topol — Editor-in-Chief of Medscape and Chief Academic Officer of Scripps Health – drew attention to what he calls the democratization of medicine (i.e.., cutting edge digital health technologies impacting the relationship between patients and their physicians).

Acupera, a health care technology company, provides a population health and care coordination platform for medical centers to more “effectively manage” their patient population. On Monday, mHealthWatch caught up with Acupera CEO and Founder Dr. Ron Razmi to discuss the future of population health and the role his company intends to play in the evolution of the healthcare tech industry.

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Digital Marketing Is the New House Call — and it’s a Prescription to Cure Hospital Revenue Losses


Digital Marketing Is the New House Call    and its a Prescription to Cure Hospital Revenue Losses   healthcare digital marketing Healthcare is rapidly changing. Not just the insurance aspects — which are complex enough — but also the ways in which doctors and hospitals interact with patients.

In many ways, a vision of the future is fast taking shape. House calls via Skype. Mobile health monitoring devices. Even Google plays a part. But there’s even more.

As columnist Ashley Rodriguez asks in a timely AdAge story, “Could digital marketing help cure the health-care industry?”

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Doubt Lingers About Utility of mHealth Apps in Ebola Containment


Doubt Lingers About Utility of mHealth Apps in Ebola Containment   mobile health mHealth app mHealth healthcare Ebola The recent Ebola crisis in Africa has led to an overwhelming amount of media coverage, and social media interaction with an unfortunate amount of it being false.

With the accelerated rate at which information can spread across the Internet, it is too challenging to manage and monitor false information, which is more speculative than factual and often derived from irresponsible reporting.

While new methods of utilizing mobile healthcare apps are being explored by healthcare professionals around the globe today, the Ebola crisis has many considering how mobile apps can play a role in educating the masses and, ideally, curbing the deadly disease’s spread.

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OPINION: Would You Take a Bullet for Your Clinical Data?


OPINION: Would You Take a Bullet for Your Clinical Data?   Nuance Communications mobile healthcare health information management clinical data The following is a guest contributed post from Bonnie Cassidy, Senior Director of HIM Innovation at Nuance Communications.

Data has become the vital component against which all things are measured— from determining short-term efficacy to developing long-range strategies. As a result, a new role is emerging in many industries, the Data Quality Officer (DQO), who is entrusted with ensuring data health, analyzing trends, and deriving actionable insights from the information. While this role may be new to Fortune 500 companies, its core competencies have existed in healthcare for years, championed by health information management (HIM) professionals.

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MHW Op-Ed: Catch a Kitten By Its Toe


MHW Op Ed: Catch a Kitten By Its Toe   Tech Nuance Communications mobile ICD 10 healthcare health The following is a guest contributed post from Dr. Girija Yegnanarayanan, Director of Applied Research and Clinical Language Understanding at Nuance Communications.

Most everyone is familiar with the famous nursery rhyme line “Eeny, meeny, miney, moe/Catch a tiger by the toe,” recited by children looking for a way to select who will be “it” for a game.  The undergirding principle of this ditty is selecting one over another, whether that be “eeny, miny, or moe.”  This process is not unlike what can occur in the classification assignment when converting from the ICD-9 to ICD-10 code set.  Important details can be lost in translation.

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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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