Best-Value Opportunity for Healthcare App Development? Focus on Senior Patients

Healthcare App Development

When it comes to cost saving through healthcare application development, the audience where a healthcare organization will see the greatest value is among senior citizens. This is the argument made by Bridge Patient Portal’s Rebecca Brunelle, CPNP, in a recent article about healthcare IT and technology training for this growing population.

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Medical Web Experts’ Commitment to Data Security

Data security

In light of recent ransomware attacks on global organizations, specifically the WannaCry malware that affected the National Health Service in the UK, we know that you may have concerns about how we are managing your data and what systems we have in place to protect it. Information security continues to be of utmost importance to us and we would like to explain more about the recent attacks, ongoing threats, and how we’re protecting you. Ransomware, like the recent …

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Chronic Care Management Software to Improve Patient Outcomes and Increase Revenue

In a Bridge Patient Portal article last week, nurse practitioner and healthcare tech writer Rebecca Brunelle discussed the importance of choosing the right Chronic Care Management software. Asking the right questions is the key to helping your healthcare organization to take advantage of the benefits provided by Chronic Care Management (CCM), namely improved health outcomes and annual revenue increases in the ballpark of $500 to $1,600 per patient.

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Updates on Xcertia, the New Collaborative for mHealth App Development

Toward the end of last year, four key mhealth stakeholders joined forces to launch Xcertia, a collaborative whose mission is to drive the mobile health field forward with established quality, safety, and security best practices at the forefront. The group, which formed in December 2016, is composed of four organizations: the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and mHeatlh app curation company DHX Group. What has happened …

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mHealth in the Time of MACRA

In a recent PwC report on the top healthcare issues for 2017, unsurprisingly, the impact of MACRA on value-based payment models made the list. Many provider networks have taken the last several years to focus on up-side risk sharing while expanding their network reach in both size and scope. However, as providers enter the first performance year of MACRA, the push towards more widespread adoption of two-sided risk models poses new challenges to healthcare decision makers, including: How …

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As Health IT Gets More Complex, So Does Data Security

Data Security

Health IT is one of the fastest growing industries in the market. The North American healthcare IT market is projected to grow at a compounded annual rate of 13.5% through 2020. Driving this growth are new technologies, devices and platforms that are currently growing in two separate bubbles: consumer-based technologies (e.g. FitBit) and clinical technologies (e.g. EHR systems). Beyond this, the benefit of closing gaps in care and integrating patient generated health data (PGHD) into clinical technologies is …

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Video: MACRA 101

MACRA

Curious about the MACRA law and how it affects you? MACRA established the Quality Payment Program, designed to change how physicians are paid for care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The goal is to shift the focus to quality care through revised performance reporting and a new payment adjustment structure.

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Interoperability and Health IT Security Top Topics at HIMSS17

HIPAA Compliant Hosting

In just a few days time, the annual HIMSS conference will kick off in Orlando. This conference has grown in popularity, impact and diversity over the last few years as the healthcare industry has begun adopting digital tools to improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and increase patient engagement. This event is a great way to gauge where the health IT industry at large is focusing and understand the most pressing issues healthcare business leaders face in digital healthcare. …

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The Time for Innovation in Health IT

In a Healthcare IT News article last week, Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush presented a case for increased innovation in the health IT space over the next four to six years. The foundation would be built on “network-backed health services.” Succinctly, what he discusses is the need for health IT vendors to go beyond providing solutions aimed at fulfilling regulatory needs and start delivering real business value. Disruption in Health IT is Different from Other Industries While it is …

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