Category Archives: Mobile Health

Leveraging Technology to Increase Case Management Efficiency

The use of technology is a big influencer of case management efficiency, but the industry should be mindful of its use and participate in tool creation, advises Teresa M. Treiger, RN-BC, MA, CHCQM-CM/TOC, CCM, CCP, president of Ascent Care Management. … finish reading Leveraging Technology to Increase Case Management Efficiency

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Tech-Savvy Seniors Seek Digital Tools to Manage Health

More than half of seniors 65 years and older are seeking digital options for managing their health services remotely, according to a new Accenture survey. Although many seniors want access to healthcare technology, such as virtual physician consultations (42 percent) … finish reading Tech-Savvy Seniors Seek Digital Tools to Manage Health

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The Doctor Will Text You Now: Post-ER Follow-Up That Works

Diabetic patients treated in the emergency department who were enrolled in a program sending daily automatic text messages improved their level of control over their diabetes and their medication adherence, according to a study from the Keck School of Medicine … finish reading The Doctor Will Text You Now: Post-ER Follow-Up That Works

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Some Mobile Medical Apps to Face Closer FDA Scrutiny

Designed to protect consumer safety while supporting innovation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance for developers of mobile medical applications, or apps. The agency will not enforce requirements under the Federal Drug & Cosmetic Act, but … finish reading Some Mobile Medical Apps to Face Closer FDA Scrutiny

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Videoconferencing, Virtual Visits and Smartphones Lead Telehealth Use

Smartphones are in; landlines are out, according to the latest survey on Telehealth in 2013 from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. Telehealth continues to lead the way in healthcare, by targeting all populations with solutions that enable remote consultations. In addition … finish reading Videoconferencing, Virtual Visits and Smartphones Lead Telehealth Use

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New CMS Mobile Apps Boost Financial Transparency Between Physicians and Healthcare Users

Two free mobile apps designed to increase financial transparency among physicians and healthcare users are now available from CMS, officials have stated. As part of the government’s Open Payments program, the apps are designed to create greater public transparency about … finish reading New CMS Mobile Apps Boost Financial Transparency Between Physicians and Healthcare Users

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Mobile Health Goes Mainstream: Diabetes, Heart Disease Top Targets of mHealth Technologies

Healthcare is most ‘apped’ to use mobile health to manage or prevent disease, according to new market research on mHealth adoption from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. Smartphone apps lead the healthcare industry’s foray into mobile health (mHealth), according to 150 … finish reading Mobile Health Goes Mainstream: Diabetes, Heart Disease Top Targets of mHealth Technologies

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