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HIMSS Launches mHealth IT Subsidiary Known as “mHIMSS,” Publishes new Survey Data


HIMSS Launches mHealth IT Subsidiary Known as mHIMSS, Publishes new Survey Data   mobile IT mobile healthcare IT mobile health IT mHIMSS mHealth IT HIMSS healthcare IT Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society health IT On Monday during the mHealth Summit in Washington, DC, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) — the largest and most influential trade group in the health IT industry — formally launched a subsidiary targeted directly at the mobile health IT market.

Formally known as “mHIMSS,” the subsidiary will be headed up by Edna Boone, senior director for mobile initiatives at HIMSS since 2008.  The first order of business for mHIMSS was publishing a new report and survey on the current state of mobile technology in healthcare, which included responses from 164 mostly hospital-based CIOs and IT managers.  The survey revealed that just 38% of healthcare organizations had a formal strategy or policy regarding the use of mobile devices, with another 51% saying they were developing a policy.

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Obama Administration Takes New Steps to Encourage Doctors & Hospitals to use Health IT


Obama Administration Takes New Steps to Encourage Doctors & Hospitals to use Health IT   Obama Administration Obama mobile healthcare IT mobile healthcare information technology mobile healthcare mobile health IT mobile health mHealth IT mHealth HHS healthcare IT healthcare information technology health IT health information technology Department of Health and Human Services It was announced recently that the Obama Administration has taken new steps to encourage doctors and healthcare organizations to adopt and start leveraging new healthcare IT.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that the government is now making it even easier for doctors and other health professionals to adopt health IT and receive incentive payments that were previously made available under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

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Report: 56M People in the US Have Accessed EHRs, With an Additional 41M Wanting to


Report: 56M People in the US Have Accessed EHRs, With an Additional 41M Wanting to   tablets tablet devices smartphones smartphone devices mobile healthcare IT mobile healthcare mobile health IT mobile health Mobile Devices mHealth IT mHealth Medical research medical report Manhatten Research healthcare IT healthcare health research health report electronic health records EHR technology EHR systems EHR awareness EHR adoption EHR Cybercitizen Health 2011 According to new data from Manhatten Research, a pharmaceutical and healthcare market research and services company, a total of over 56 million people in the U.S. have accessed personal medical information through an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system maintained by their physician.

Even more interesting, the same study found that an additional 41 million Americans are interested in the option to view their health information via EHR systems.  The report, dubbed the “Cybercitizen Health 2011” report, surveyed more than 8,600 U.S. adults to arrive at its findings.  While nearly 100 million Americans are either currently using, or are interested in using, EHRs, there’s still a vast amount of consumers that either aren’t interested or don’t have access to EHR systems.

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mHealth Companies Jiff, EyeNetra Chosen as “Most Promising Health IT Startups” by Morgenthaler Ventures


mHealth Companies Jiff, EyeNetra Chosen as Most Promising Health IT Startups by Morgenthaler Ventures   tablet devices Morgenthaler Ventures mobile phones mobile healthcare IT mobile healthcare apps mobile healthcare applications mobile healthcare mobile health Mobile Devices Mobile Apps mobile applications mHealth education mHealth Jiff IPad healthcare IT healthcare education healthcare health IT startups health IT EyeNetra cell phones In late August we reported on the months-long nationwide contest held by venture firm Morgenthaler Ventures to choose the “most promising health IT startups” in the U.S.

At the time of our last reporting, 12 finalists had been chosen in two categories; Seed-round finalists and Series-A finalists.  Whittled down from over 200 applicants, the 12 finalists gathered to present their companies to an invite-only audience of VCs, angel investors and entrepreneurs last week so the winners could be chosen — one for each category.

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Diversinet Appoints Two Military Healthcare IT Experts to its Advisory Board


Diversinet Appoints Two Military Healthcare IT Experts to its Advisory Board   secure mobile communication mobile healthcare IT mobile healthcare mobile health mobile communication military healthcare IT military healthcare mHealth HIPAA compliant secure communication HIPAA compliant healthcare IT Frederick J. Hannett Dr. Hon Pak DoD Diversinet Department of Defence AirStrip Technologies Diversinet, a provider of secure mobile communication solutions for the healthcare industry, announced the appointment of two experts in healthcare technology issues and applications related to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to its advisory board.

The first of which is Dr. Hon Pak, previous President of the American Telemedicine Association and recently retired Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Army Medical Department, Office of the Surgeon General.  The second appointment is Frederick J. Hannett, a Washington-based consultant and healthcare IT thought leader with longstanding ties to the DoD, as well as founder and Managing Principal of The Capitol Alliance.

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mHealth App Maker AirStrip Gains Military/Government Healthcare IT Expert As Senior Adviser


mHealth App Maker AirStrip Gains Military/Government Healthcare IT Expert As Senior Adviser   US Army Medical Department Office of the Surgeon General mobile healthcare IT mobile healthcare mobile health Military Healthcare System military healthcare mHealth innovation mHealth Hon S. Pak healthcare IT healthcare electronic health records EHR AirStrip Technologies AirStrip AirStrip Technologies, a Texas-based provider of mobile medical software applications, announced today that it’s added Dr. Hon S. Pak, a healthcare IT leader with more than two decades of industry experience, as the company’s senior advisor.

This is a big deal for AirStrip as Dr. Pak has a long unique history in the healthcare IT industry.  Most recently, he served as CIO in the US Army Medical Department’s Office of the Surgeon General.  In this role, Dr. Pak was responsible for the design, deployment, training and sustainment of all clinical information systems — a demanding role to say the least, as the Military Healthcare System delivers healthcare services to more than 9.2 million patients globally.

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FTC Steps In to Halt “Acne Cure” Mobile Apps Based On Erroneous Claims, Signals Future of mHealth App Regulation


FTC Steps In to Halt Acne Cure Mobile Apps Based On Erroneous Claims, Signals Future of mHealth App Regulation   smartphone healthcare apps smartphone healthcare app mobile healthcare solutions mobile healthcare IT mobile healthcare mobile health solution mobile health mobile app marketing solution mobile app marketing mobile app marketers mHealth smartphone apps mHealth IT systems mHealth IT mHealth healthcare IT systems healthcare IT healthcare apps FTC Federal Trade Commission In a first sign of government regulation on healthcare-related mobile apps in the U.S., it was announced today that the FTC has taken action against the makers of  two so-called “acne cure” apps on the basis of providing false claims and misrepresenting medical research.

The two apps — “AcneApp” and “Acne Pwner” — claimed they could cure acne by using colored lights emitted from smartphone screens.  Consumers were advised to hold the display screen next to the area of skin to be treated for few minutes daily while the app was activated.  According to the FTC complaint, there were approximately 3,300 downloads of AcnePwner, which was offered for 99 cents in the Android Marketplace.  Ads for Acne Pwner stated, “Kill ACNE with this simple, yet powerful tool!”

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