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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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Apple Said to be in Talks with Top Healthcare Providers


Apple Said to be in Talks with Top Healthcare Providers   providers mHealth healthcare health IT The writing has been on the wall for some time now that Apple will soon make healthcare a bigger part of its business model.

Following the company’s introduction of HealthKit at June’s WWDC 2014, all signs have poised to Apple cultivating the close ties that healthcare and mobile technology have already forged.

HealthKit is a new app bundled with iOS 8 that’s geared toward fitness and tracking apps and other mHealth solutions.
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Big Growth Projected for Med Management Market


Big Growth Projected for Med Management Market   Tech North America mobile health mHealth medication management healthcare Europe Asia In an effort to curb the troubling rate of medication errors across the global landscape, government agencies as well as private organizations are ramping up efforts to augment the medication management platforms and resources they’ve either brought to market already or plan to do so in the future.

As of the most recent industry data available, the medication management market is presently worth $845 million. But based on the projections from a new MarketsandMarkets.com report, by 2019, the market will be worth in excess of $1.6 billion.

“The North American market is estimated to contribute the largest share 63.4% to the global medication management systems market in 2014. This would be followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World, in that order,” reads the report summary.

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Patient Data Being Used to Better Identify Patient Risk Factors


Patient Data Being Used to Better Identify Patient Risk Factors   healthcare Carolinas HealthCare System Carolinas In a recent post on Healthcare Informatics, the new tactics implemented by Carolinas HealthCare System to improve community health were featured.

Carolinas, if you’re not familiar, has received funding through the National Institute for Minority Health to create a “hotspot” in the community.

One of their many initiatives, is to gather patient data to determine patient risk for asthma. By identifying higher risk factors, more efforts for education, preventative care, early detection, and overall healthcare management can be put into place.

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