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The Rise and Rise of apps- Mobile App trends 2017

Affle

The post The Rise and Rise of apps- Mobile App trends 2017 appeared first on Affle Enterprise Blog. App Marketing and Monetization Development iOS IOT Technology Affle Enterprise Android Apple AppStore Google Google Playstore Mobile App Trends 2017

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2017 A Ground Breaking Year for Telehealth

Clocktree

2017 was a ground breaking year for the world of telehealth. A large variety of healthcare providers have implemented telehealth into their practices during 2017, from psychiatrists to dermatologists many providers are reaping the benefits of online care options.

Telehealth and the CHRONIC Act of 2017 (S. 870)

Telehealth Blog

Senate on September 14, 2017. The post Telehealth and the CHRONIC Act of 2017 (S. The CHRONIC Act – Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic Care Act – passed the U.S. The act, which is now being reviewed in the U.S.

Doctors should start watching more science fiction. Here’s why.

KevinMD

I often say that electronic health records (EHRs) is like Skynet in the Terminator. I expect to turn around from my screen someday, and Arnold will lift me by my throat saying, “You haff not been doing yuh meaningful use.”

Many digital health solutions lack evidence: How physicians can help

KevinMD

Technology makes this an exciting time for health care. Not only are technological advances making health care better, they’re also making it more affordable.

Is there a future for robot-assisted surgery?

KevinMD

Recently, there was a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal regarding robot-assisted surgery.

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3 ways tech innovation can fight physician burnout

KevinMD

According to published reports, over 50 percent of doctors are burned out. The reason? They are overwhelmed by payment and quality rules as well as poor information technology. It’s no secret that physicians spend long hours seeing patients.

Your EHR password could help fight burnout

KevinMD

You sign in, and there it is, your third request for your password just to open your electronic health record (EHR). Again?” you think to yourself in frustration as your patient waits silently for you to log in and start the visit.

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Digital health’s big diversity problem

KevinMD

This summer, a controversial memo written by a Google employee was leaked to the public. Within the memo, the author James Damo, details how the biology of men produces “a higher drive in status.”

South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – November 2017

Telehealth Blog

The post South Central Legislative/Regulatory Update – November 2017 appeared first on LearnTelehealth. The following is a list of legislative activities compiled by the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS, and TN). CCHP has a pending legislation/regulation webpage located at the following link: [link]. LEGISLATION. Passed Legislation. State. Bill #. Status. Summary. Arkansas. SB 146.

When EMRs crash: It’s time to push back

KevinMD

The computerized era has introduced all of us to a genre of errors that never existed during the archaic pen and paper era. The paper medical chart I used during most of my career never "crashed."

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Telemedicine Technology Is Being Used to Educate Doctors Around The World

Clocktree

In 2017, Lee has been using telemedicine video monitoring to mentor and teach surgeons in the operating room. At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, doctor Thomas C.

Telehealth Platforms Are Moving Telepsychiatry Forward

Clocktree

Telepsychiatry has started forming its own healthcare niche. In 1995, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) release d a paper in support of telepsychiatry, explaining how it can overcome geographical limitations, provide greater access to care, and cut out travel time.

Telemedicine Technology is Helping Florida Residents Affected by Hurricane Irma

Clocktree

During a time of such chaos and destruction in Florida, it has been extremely hard to provide healthcare access to those in need. Within the last three days Florida Hospital has incorporated telehealth technology into their system of care.

How to participate in the 2017 Patients’ View Impact Awards #PVImpact17

Society for Participatory Medicine

It’s that time again! Our friends at the Patients View Institute GoPVI.org are again running their “impact awards.”

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Telemedicine Is Gaining Popularity In Schools

Clocktree

Today there is a rising number of children in the US affected by asthma and diabetes. School nurses are treating a wider range of issues than ever before. Even though this increase is known, only 40% of elementary schools in the US have a full time nurse on staff.

Look to online dating for the future of telemedicine

KevinMD

Online dating is all the rage these days. Statistics suggest that over a third of couples now meet online.

Part One: A Look Back on Health IT in 2017

Mobile Health Matters

2017 was a roller-coaster ride for healthcare, marked by exciting innovation, damaging cyberattacks, periods of lulls and disruptive change. In 2017, many hospitals were conservative in their IT investments due to healthcare reform uncertainties.

No-Cost Talk Therapy & Telehealth Technology Are Put to Use in England, to Provide Greater Access to Mental Health Services

Clocktree

England has become the first country to offer no-cost talk therapy to their people. No-cost phone talk therapy is funded by the National Health Service and is a hotline available for unlimited phone therapy sessions.

The surprising way email can make you a better doctor

KevinMD

Doctors, you need to improve the patient experience. Your intentions are there, but patients are starving for more. Office visits offer definitive evidence that patients need to change. Tests results provide real data to make patients aware of health concerns.

Telehealth Usage and Coverage Continues to Increase Throughout the US

Clocktree

Telehealth coverage and usage is continuing to make strides forward. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that currently 60% of all healthcare institutions and about 45% of all hospitals are using telehealth in one way or another.

The scourge of electronic health records

KevinMD

Scourge: An instrument of punishment or criticism. A cause of wide or great suffering. Whip or lash -- especially for torture. Introduction. They say you never forget your first time. I remember mine, vividly. If only I could erase the memory.

Telehealth is Helping Patients Receive Care Faster

Clocktree

Today on average a patient waits 29 days to meet with a doctor. The USA as a whole is expected to be short 90,000 physicians by 2025, meaning the wait to see a physician should continue to lengthen.

The Weekly Independent: March 27, 2017

Insulin Nation

This is the March 27, 2017 edition News and notes for independent professionals and their clients.

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How Emergency Medical Services Are Advancing And Why That’s Important

Duane Boise

As technology continues to advance past one’s wildest dreams, it should come as no surprise that many fields are adapting and developing at a rapid pace as well – mostly for the sake of keeping up with the times.

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The Fight For A More Mobile-Centric Patient Experience

Duane Boise

Since a very young age, no one looks forward to going to the doctor’s office. Whether it’s for a routine check up, a scheduled visit due to an illness, or a quick procedure, we have always dreaded walking into that waiting room.

Why Wearable Technology Is Great For Patient Involvement

Duane Boise

We love being in control. There is something so satisfying in taking a situation into your own hands and attempting to bring about desired results. Not only is the process itself more rewarding, but you form more of an attachment to a situation if you are held responsible for it.

More Working Americans Enrolled in High-Deductible Health Plans in 2017

Health Populi

workers were enrolled in a high-deductible health plan in the first 9 months of 2017, according to the latest research published by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control in the U.S. million Americans in 2017. Over four in 10 U.S.

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How Apps Are Making Healthcare Accessible For Low-Income Individuals

Duane Boise

Health care’s quality has leapt so far, so quickly; advances in medical technology unthinkable only decades past have rendered the diagnosis and treatment of many illnesses an exercise in simplicity.

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The Future Of Digital Healthcare Is Being Shaped By These Trends

Duane Boise

For some, the future of technology is a thrilling glimpse into endless possibilities that were once thought to be impossible. For others, the future of technology can be alarming, filled with unpredictability and immeasurable side effects.

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Data Driven Predictive Medical Devices: An Interview

Medical Connectivity

In 1987, James Gleick wrote the book Chaos which was a layman’s description of different instances where chaotic behavior was displayed in systems.

Connected Health Initiative (CHI) Check-In – Halfway Through 2017!

ConnectedHealth

2017 has been a busy year for the Connected Health Initiative (CHI). Here’s a look at what we have accomplished, and look forward to, in 2017. 2017 Snapshot On the Legislative Front The CONNECT for Health Act On May 3rd, the Senate reintroduced the bipartisan CONNECT for Health Act. These are just highlights of the work we have done in the first half of 2017.

The Link Between Healthcare And Technology In Florida

Duane Boise

Gradually, we are seeing more physicians and more patients advocate for change in the healthcare industry. Our society recognizes that our current healthcare system is flawed, so we must look towards innovations in tech to compensate for what our healthcare system is so drastically lacking.

Telemedicine can increase access to medical abortions

KevinMD

Telemedicine has created an environment where patient convenience paired with reduced costs and increased efficiencies have made a better health care experience for both patients and physicians.

Medical Technology: Going Beyond The Pill

Duane Boise

We are in the midst of an exciting transitional period. The face of healthcare is morphing once again into something new. This new shift will take how we currently care for patients to the next level.

Clocktree Telehealth Platform Popup Notification Update

Clocktree

You can now receive important Clocktree account notifications via popups! These popup notifications are small messages that appear in a corner of your device’s screen, whether you are logged into Clocktree or not. They will alert you to upcoming appointments or new secure messages. Since the popup notifications are securely sent, they can include sensitive information like the client’s name and profile picture, a feature that is not possible for email and text messaging.

While National Health Care Spending Growth Slowed in 2017, One Stakeholder’s Financial Burden Grew: The Consumer’s

Health Populi

National health care spending growth slowed in 2017 to the post-recession rate of 3.9%, down from 4.8% to $10,739 in 2017, and the share of GDP spent on medical care held steady at 17.9%. in 2017. In 2017, that was equal to 12% of median income.

The Fourth Wave: Digital Health Update by Paul Sonnier ? Dec 25, 2017 ? #306

Story of Digital Health

Dec 25, 2017 ? Copyright © 2017 Paul Sonnier, Story of Digital Health. Dec 25, 2017 ? I made this announcement to 60,120 members of the Digital Health group on LinkedIn. If you’re on LinkedIn, please do join the group , which allows you to opt in to receiving these announcements in addition to connecting with thousands of other global stakeholders in digital health. I also send out my Digital Health Newsletter, which you can sign up for and receive for free, here.

The US Covered Nearly 50% of Global Oncology Medicine Spending in 2017 – a market update from IQVIA

Health Populi

2017 was a banner year of innovative drug launches in oncology, Aitken coined, with more drugs used more extensively, driving improved patient for people dealing with cancer. In the US, spending on oncology doubled from 2012 to 2017, to $50 bn.