How HIPAA and Data Security Applies to Medical App Design

If you are considering a medical app for your organization, understanding data security and how HIPAA applies to healthcare web development is critical. In most cases, a medical app will exchange data with a central server or other third party. If your application is going to share protected health information with a doctor, hospital, or other entity, it must be HIPAA compliant. Gretchen Kalthoff Gretchen Kalthoff is a writer and marketing specialist for MWE. She is an expert …

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Connecting Social Media and EHRs as a Research Tool

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A group of patients were recently asked if they would be willing to link their social media accounts to their EHR for medical research and to aid healthcare development. According to the study published by BMJ Quality and Safety, the overwhelming majority responded favorably, with 71% of patients agreeing to connect the two. Gretchen Kalthoff Gretchen Kalthoff is a writer and marketing specialist for MWE. She is an expert in healthcare marketing and health IT with a special …

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How Health IT Will Change Healthcare in 2016

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In an industry as large as healthcare, a lot can happen in just one year. If the expert estimations are correct, there are a lot of positive changes on the horizon. Patients and providers are set to benefit from advances in data analysis and increased rates of innovation; healthcare apps and the use of technology will continue to evolve patient-doctor communication; and healthcare web development and new ways to manage patient-focused healthcare records will see the industry further …

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Mobile Health Apps: Trustworthy or Not?

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The introduction of thousands of mobile health apps in the past few years has led to consumers having access to unprecedented technologies, many of which claim to help manage medical conditions, promote health and well-being and expand the level of care. Medical web development and mobile apps are being adopted almost as quickly as they can be developed. Gretchen Kalthoff Gretchen Kalthoff is a writer and marketing specialist for MWE. She is an expert in healthcare marketing and …

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Why Local Web Agencies Fail in Healthcare

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Everyone can agree that the healthcare industry is a complicated ecosystem. A wide variety of physician payment models and a diverse range of medical specialties, each with unique needs, makes for tricky terrain to navigate. It’s only logical that agencies servicing the healthcare industry for medical website design and marketing services would require experience and a deep understanding of the healthcare industry in order to effectively plan and execute a marketing campaign. Julie Ho

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4 Ways Health IT Is Improving Patient Care

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Advances in Health IT continue to revolutionize the way the healthcare industry operates. One area in particular which has benefitted from tech solutions is patient care. From improving wait times to increasing patient engagement and participation, health IT is improving medical processes across the board, and in the meantime, improving our health. Here are 4 tech solutions that are modernizing medicine: Julie Ho

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The Benefits of Outsourcing Healthcare Software Development in Argentina

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Nearshore Americas’ whitepaper “Healthcare Software: The Argentine Advantage” highlights many benefits that Argentina has for outsourcing healthcare software development over its offshore rivals. Here are the key reasons for partnering with a nearshore developer in Argentina: Gretchen Kalthoff Gretchen Kalthoff is a writer and marketing specialist for MWE. She is an expert in healthcare marketing and health IT with a special interest in increasing patient engagement through social media and healthcare technologies.

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Not Considering a Patient Portal This Year? You Should Be

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The benefits of implementing patient portal technology and services make it a win-win situation for both patients and physicians. Not only does a portal help patients participate more actively in their own health, but portals also save the practice a significant amount of time, staff resources, and money. Gretchen Kalthoff Gretchen Kalthoff is a writer and marketing specialist for MWE. She is an expert in healthcare marketing and health IT with a special interest in increasing patient engagement …

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What Meaningful Use Stage 3 Requirements Will Mean for E-Prescribing

Guest post by Charles Settles, Product Analyst at TechnologyAdvice Electronic prescribing has become an integral part of EHR software, but the proposed rule for Stage 3 of Meaningful Use may introduce changes — for better or worse. Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use incentive program, according to the proposed rule, will “streamline the program by removing reporting requirements on measures which have become redundant or ‘topped out’ through advancements in EHR function and provider performance for Stage 1 …

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EHR Sponsored Alerts: A Medical Safety Net or Cause For Concern?

Free web-based EHR software sounds like a great idea, but what if this software is sponsored by pharmaceutical companies? Practice Fusion, one of the largest providers of EHR software, has more than 112,000 healthcare professionals using its products in around 5.5 million office visits each month. The vendor’s no-cost software has an alert feature that notifies providers when patients are due for services such as vaccines. These alerts are paid for by industry groups such as Merck & …

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