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The Personal Connected Health Alliance Officially Launches


The Personal Connected Health Alliance Officially Launches   The Personal Connected Health Alliance mobile health mHealth Summit mHealth HIMSS Continua Health Alliance On Tuesday, Continua Health Alliance, mHealth Summit and HIMSS announced their partnership in launching the Personal Connected Health Alliance.

The effort is billed as an international non-profit organization intended to represent the consumer voice in personal connected health.

According to a statement provided to mHealthWatch, PCHA will build upon the global reach, leadership and resources of its founding organizations to empower individuals to better manage their health and wellness from anywhere, at any time, with stronger links between consumers, their social networks and providers.
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Hospitals Begin Posting Doctor Ratings Online


Hospitals Begin Posting Doctor Ratings Online   mobile health mHealth health app In a move that has been met with some confusion, the University of Utah Health Care Hospital has begun to post reviews of their doctors online.

This began, however, as a way to augment bad reviews which are commonly found online. Because more people will go online to leave a bad review than to leave a good one, the hospital found that the ratings of many of their doctors were skewed negatively, when they knew that individual interactions with doctors were positive on the whole.

To counteract the bad reviews, the hospital has revealed the results of patient satisfaction surveys. “We knew our patient satisfaction scores were really strong and we had a good story to share with our patients,” said Brian Gresh, the Senior Director of Marketing at University of Utah Health Care.

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mHealth: What’s The Hold Up for Adoption Among Many Doctors?


mHealth: What’s The Hold Up for Adoption Among Many Doctors?   mobile health mHealth app Approximately 2 out of 3 doctors utilize mobile apps on a daily basis. While these same doctors may turn to these mobile apps in their personal lives as a time-saving tool, they do not always see the benefit of investing their time in mHealth technology unless they can clearly perceive the return on investment.

A recent survey by MedData Group was conducted with 532 doctors. The findings were gathered between December 2013, and March 2014. Of doctors who have integrated mHealth technology into their practice, 2 out of 3 have found ways to increase efficiency and/or cut costs. Other popular reasons for adopting the technology is to improve the quality of patient care, primarily through better communication with patients.

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Three Trends for App Developers to Watch in Mobile Health


Three Trends for App Developers to Watch in Mobile Health   mobile health news mobile health mHealth developers apps

As mobile healthcare technology emerges as a mainstream staple of modern healthcare, a growing number of app developers want to break into this opportunity-rich new industry.

The first trend that is creating a niche for app developers to fill is the need for more general tech education and preparedness. Across all facets of the healthcare industry, studies and surveys have shown that few companies are truly ready for the mobile revolution that is currently underway. The trend of adopting tech without fully understanding it is both problematic and counterproductive.

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Time Saving Improvements Come to Healthcare IT


Time Saving Improvements Come to Healthcare IT   RFID nurses mobile health mHealth Kaiser Permanente healthcare IT Advances in healthcare IT continue to improve the quality of patient care, as well as create more organized and efficient workplaces. This eases daily stress for nurses and medical staff, and allows for more one-on-one patient interaction.

When it comes to health IT and workflow, however, sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest differences. This is why Kaiser Permanente is working diligently to improve their technology in this arena. While many of their improvements are patient specific, others are simply designed to make the jobs of medical professionals easier.

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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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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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