Category: Health Care IT

Posted on May 07, 2015 by Candice Claassen

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…Read more


Posted on May 04, 2015 by Ryan Nelson

Secure messaging, video conferencing and social media are all useful communication tools for physicians in light of the accelerating digitization of the healthcare industry. Social media outlets, in particular, are…Read more


digital services for patients

Posted on April 01, 2015 by Ryan Nelson

Patients want to be equipped with the tools to be active in their own health, and research shows that they are becoming increasingly comfortable using digital services to do so.…Read more


online communities

Posted on March 23, 2015 by Amanda Guerrero

It’s no secret that the internet has given patients more access to information that empowers them to take control of their own health. Patient engagement is growing steadily due to…Read more


Posted on March 19, 2015 by Candice Claassen

50 million Americans cannot afford to pay for the medication that has been prescribed to them. Meanwhile, $5 billion worth of prescription drugs are incinerated or thrown away each year…Read more


e-prescribing

Posted on March 18, 2015 by Candice Claassen

Over four billion prescriptions are written annually in the U.S., but most of those prescriptions are no longer written on paper. By April 2014, 70 percent of physicians were prescribing…Read more


researchkit for medical research

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Candice Claassen

Millions of people carry iPhones, and starting this April they will have the means to track personal diagnostics while participating in large-scale medical studies. This will be possible thanks to…Read more


cyber criminal

Posted on March 12, 2015 by Candice Claassen

How much data do you need to identify a person? According to a new MIT study, bare metadata can paint a surprisingly personal portrait of each of us. When researchers…Read more


Meaninful Use

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Amanda Guerrero

Since the program’s inception, Meaningful Use has drawn criticism from all sectors of the healthcare industry, but it has also cemented itself as a critical component for achieving the triple…Read more


Posted on March 10, 2015 by Ryan Nelson

Sixty-six percent of Americans say they would use a mobile application to manage health-related issues; yet, only 33 percent of physicians actively recommend mobile healthcare apps to their patients. This…Read more


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