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MTBC Touts Electronic Prescribing Smartwatch App

MTBC Touts Electronic Prescribing Smartwatch AppOn Monday, MTBC — a leading provider of healthcare information technology solutions — shared with MHW details of its new electronic prescribing app for the Apple Watch, one of the first electronic prescribing smartwatch apps available to U.S. healthcare providers, the company explains.

MTBC’s Apple Watch app extends key components of its electronic prescribing app for iPhone users, known as MTBC iRx, to the Apple Watch.

Users of the Apple Watch app can view patient refill request alerts and inbound patient communications on the watch and then leverage iRx to authorize refills, write new prescriptions, access patients’ medication histories and clinical support decision tools, and more.

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mHealth News: Here’s What Happened This Week

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

mHealth Market Headed for $33.7 Billion
According to Kalorama Information, the global mobile health market will reach $33.7 billion by the end of this year, perpetuating the massive growth of the mHealth market that has been witnessed in recent years.

University of Washington: Some of The Most Popular Mobile Healthcare Apps Are Not Easy For Blind Smartphone Users to Access
In March of 2014, a group of researchers at the University of Washington evaluated 9 of the most popular mobile health apps to see if they were compatible with programs such as iPhone’s VoiceOver. They found that all 9 apps were not, meaning that blind users cannot currently benefit from such apps.
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Exploring The Side Effects of Self Diagnosing in the Digital Age

At no time in human history has access to medical information been so unfettered. Today, a lifetime worth of medical research can be perused in a single sitting at a computer. But with the myriad benefits of access to medical information come a potentially serious set of side-effects.

“Nowadays, younger patients especially are pretty quick to go online and look up something to see what it may be,” says Dr. Robert Hart of Ochsner’s Regional Medical in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “Unfortunately, the problem with that is there are several things that can present with very similar symptoms, which can be misleading.”

This week, new data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project showed exactly how prevalent the practice of self-diagnosing may actually be.

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