Blockchain has generated considerable buzz for its potential to overcome today's infrastructure obstacles to improve claims adjudication, interoperability, supply chain and clinical trials while also enabling a master patient index and longitudinal health records, among other tasks. But it's still early and the technology caces challenges of its own.
"Patient-driven healthcare" via social platforms facilitates discussion and establishes communities. However, it lacks accountability, raising apprehension on the part of some physicians. Here's how it breaks down.
Portal technology cuts down paperwork and labor-intensive activities, such as phone calls, data entry and mailings. In doing so, it streamlines operations and reduces distractions for physicians and front-office staff.
Encouraging patients to be active participants in their care is one of the best things you can do to start improving outcomes. Connection to your practice through a patient portal can help them make smart decisions when they're not in your office.
In the highly mobile health environment, care teams need fast, easy ways to collaborate with each other and their patients. While enabling anytime, anywhere productivity can inform an organization's ability to drive high-quality, low-cost health services, it must also address privacy, compliance and security concerns. This solutions brief highlights personalized, dynamic solutions to empower mHealth professionals with new tools that maximize those abilities.
Welcome back to "#Med tweets you may have missed," a new biweekly feature on Medical Practice Insider wherein we detail the top social media trends and tweets of the week for the benefit of you and your practice.
Welcome to "#Med tweets you may have missed," a new biweekly feature on Medical Practice Insider wherein we detail the top social media trends and tweets of the week for the benefit of you and your practice.
Healthcare just got a whole lot easier for consumers. Instead of searching for a doctor, calling for an appointment, taking time off work, and then driving to the doctor’s office – consumers can connect with a U.S. Board Certified, licensed and credentialed doctor right now on their iPad, iPhone or Android smart phone or tablet as well as via any web browser. No appointment necessary.
MedTech Media, a division of HIMSS Media, announced today the launch of mHealth News, a website serving the information needs of professionals who are advancing healthcare through the use of mobile platforms.
Vidyo, Inc. and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) today announced that they have partnered to add Vidyo’s visual communications and collaboration capabilities to ANTHC’s existing statewide telehealth network -- AFHCAN.
DataMotion (www.datamotion.com), an established cloud-based data delivery provider, today announced DataMotion Direct, a secure email service that enables healthcare industry organizations to integrate with the Direct Project and meet real-world secure communications needs. This announcement also marks DataMotion’s expanded company focus as it begins operations as a health information service provider (HISP).
Patients looking for a second opinion or healthcare resources while traveling can now access a massive database of U.S. medical professionals and facilities via their iPhones. The DoctorsElite iPhone app, now available free at the Apple App Store, allows patients to log in through their DoctorsElite.com account or sign up via the app to access a database of physicians, clinics and medical specialty centers that can be searched by name, location, specialty and more. Additional features are in the development phase to help patients manage a variety of conditions.
SRS, a leader in productivity-enhancing EHR technology and services for high-performance physicians, announced today that Southern Oregon Orthopedics (SOO) has selected the SRS EHR to replace its failing EHR system for its 18 providers. SOO is located in Medford, Oregon, and is the largest orthopaedic surgery group in southern Oregon.
MMRGlobal, Inc. has called attention to the annual National Physicians Survey showing that fax remains the predominant form of communication for 63% of healthcare providers. An article in the August 3, 2012 edition of Healthcare IT News entitled "Getting the Fax Straight" goes into detail about the survey and why fax technology will stay as an important feature in the healthcare industry for at least a decade as it evolves to widespread use in heath IT and specifically Electronic Medical Record systems (EMRs). The article and survey underscore the value of MMRGlobal to investors since telephony and fax make up the backbone and infrastructure of the company's patented products and services including its MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR) and MMRPro professional document management systems. MMR's patented systems integrate telephony, fax and the Internet combined with proprietary delivery, access and encryption technologies which means that MMR products and services provide the only system of its kind that can easily connect to any doctor, hospital or healthcare professional and patient in the world.
As the global economy emerges from recession into a new period of growth, market data and analysis will become even more essential to companies seeking to compete on the global stage. Telemedicine, teleradiology, and telemonitoring systems are poised for tremendous growth through the middle part of the decade, and with premium market research from the world's leading publishers on the topic, Global Information Inc. will help businesses stay on the cutting edge with the best forecasts, research, and analyses.
Giffen Solutions, Inc., a market leading electronic health communications company founded by physicians, announced today that its revolutionary new app designed specifically for patients, MedXCom Patient, is now available for use by the general public. This is the only app on the market to offer a HIPAA compliant, secure way to communicate with your doctor and their office staff while giving you, the patient, total control of your medical information. The new app MedXCom Patient is available at the iPhone store at no charge.
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information and connectivity solutions, today announced an agreement with Mowery Clinic, LLC to deploy NextGen® Ambulatory EHR, NextGen® Practice Management, NextGen® Patient Portal and several other NextGen® product offerings across its enterprise.
MDLIVE, a leading provider of online and on-demand healthcare delivery services and software, announced today the release of Virtual Medical Office 3.0, a cloud-based software platform that enables insurers to expand the reach of their provider networks by ensuring seamless and secure virtual collaboration between patients, medical professionals and plan administrators via voice, video, email and mobile devices. The HIPAA-compliant platform also provides physicians, caseworkers and utilization nurses with transparent access to clinical data from patient medical records, lab results and in-home telemetry devices for real-time risk assessments, wellness advice, diagnosis and treatment.
MMRGlobal, Inc. has announced that usage of the Company's MMRPro document management and imaging systems processed nearly 3 million pages of medical records from an estimated 100,000 patients including more than 500,000 EOB forms for use with medical billing and collection services. MMRPro also makes medical records available to patients using the system's integrated patient portal, MMRPatientView, and the joint MMR-Interbit Data solution certified for meaningful use with MEDITECH EMR systems. Over the past five months, the Company continued to see usage grow at more than 12% over last year.
The hospitals, physicians, clinics, and insurance providers that make up the US healthcare system will be spending over $69 billion on telecommunications services over the next six years, says a new market research study released by the Insight Research Corporation. According to the market analysis study, spending by the US healthcare industry on telecommunications services will grow at a compounded rate of 9.7 percent over the forecast period, increasing from $9.1 billion in 2012 to $14.4 billion in 2017 as the number of healthcare locations expands by 16 percent and the healthcare employment rate increases 2.5 times faster than the total national employment rate.
Mobile devices—thumb drives, smartphones, external hard drives, tablets and laptops—are increasingly exposing protected health information (PHI) in the healthcare space, with threat risks growing, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Mobile devices pose significant risks for privacy incidents for healthcare organizations, providers and entities responsible for safeguarding protected health information (PHI) under Federal HITECH and HIPAA regulations. Since patient data can be moved, processed and shared via personal cell phones and tiny USB flash drives, the Bring-Your-Own-Device phenomenon can wreak havoc on a hospital. To assist healthcare entities reduce privacy incidents resulting from mobile risks, 13 experts—representing legal, data breach prevention, technology, healthcare IT, and security—offer top tips for healthcare organizations.
eClinicalWorks®, a market leader in ambulatory clinical systems, has announced that Ohio Orthopedic Center of Excellence, has chosen eClinicalWorks comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) solution for its 59 providers across multiple locations. Use of this technology will help improve practice speed and efficiency.