Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on September 12, 2012 ·
September 10-14, 2012 marks the seventh annual National Health IT Week, a collaborative forum created to bring together the entire health IT community to raise awareness about the important role health information technology plays in improving the quality, safety and cost effectiveness of healthcare delivery in the United States. The theme for 2012 is “One Voice, One Vision: Transforming Health and [...]
Posted by Amelia Laing on September 10, 2012 ·
In a world where you can pay your rent, find a spouse, and learn the latest news as it happens online, more and more people are using the internet to streamline the way they interact with the health care system.
Patients are getting consultations, second opinions, and diagnoses through email and video conferencing from doctors and nurses miles away. Through the use of monitors, health care professionals [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on August 17, 2012 ·
The number of retail clinics in the U.S. has grown to more than 1,400, according to the Convenient Care Association, and people are visiting them for everything from treatment of minor ailments and injuries to preventative services.
Convenience, easy access, and affordability are among the factors driving the increase in retail clinic patient visits. With many located inside the neighborhood drugstore, [...]
Posted by Amelia Laing on May 24, 2012 ·
On Wednesday, at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012, Todd Park, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, leapt onto the stage and cheerfully proclaimed: “We are here to formally launch an effort to disrupt the United States Federal government.”
Alongside Park stood Steven VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Information Officer, and together the two announced a digital government strategy that intends to challenge the status [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on April 18, 2012 ·
What Is A Paperless Health Information Network?
There may be a time, in the not so distant future, when all of our medical information is stored across a paperless healthcare network. If the thought of your personal information being stored on someone else’s computer makes you nervous, it would benefit you to understand why many physicians are following suit with the new federal initiative to go [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on April 4, 2012 ·
Cloud computing, the technology that enables people to access data though an Internet connection, has been around for a long time. If you’ve ever used a web-based application like Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo!, you’ve used the cloud. But only recently has the cloud entered the mainstream consumer’s radar; the advent of Google Docs and other web-based applications have highlighted the cloud’s potential. [...]
Posted by Guest Blogger on March 30, 2012 ·
Forrester published a report recently titled Mobile is the New Face of Engagement. As the name implies, Forrester found that mobile users of a service are more engaged than non-mobile users of the same service. Forrester followed up the report with a series of blog posts on the subject of mobile, citing some very good examples of mobile driving adoption and usage numbers that were way beyond expectations. [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on October 20, 2011 ·
From researching possible causes of a nagging cough to refilling prescription medications, more consumers than ever before are using their mobile devices to access medical information and take action. A new Cybercitizen Health 2011 study by Manhattan Research reported earlier this week that about 26% of U.S. adults used their mobile phones to access health information during the past year, an increase [...]
Posted by Martha Janeski on October 11, 2011 ·
More than 14 million adults used QR codes during the first half of this year according to comScore. As a healthcare marketing tool, QR codes have the potential to connect with patients on the go, alerting them to important information about symptoms, medications and specific healthcare information. Fierce Mobile Healthcare’s Sara Jackson talks about this industry trend and the ways that QR codes [...]
Posted by Suzy Buglewicz on April 25, 2011 ·
The increase in mobile phone subscriptions and specifically smartphone use has led healthcare providers from Texas to New Jersey to Florida to expand their presence in the mobile community by partnering with iTriage. These providers are maintaining the edge that mobile technology offers to residents and visitors in their cities by giving immediate, on-the-go access to a variety of healthcare information.