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Ambulatory HIE Toolkit - Your Official Source for Ambulatory HIE Education!

The Ambulatory HIE Toolkit provides comprehensive Health Information Exchange (HIE) education for ambulatory and physician office practice professionals, including physicians, physician executives, practice administrators and practice IT support. Find relevant resources for all ambulatory practices, as well as for hospitals and health systems looking to educate their affiliated ambulatory practices about HIE.

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New study: The world is ready for mobile healthcare

New study: The world is ready for mobile healthcare | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Based on the explosive growth in global mobile phone penetration, a technology revolution is quickly gaining pace in healthcare. Around the world, healthcare systems are overburdened, costly and incapable of meeting the needs of a growing population. According to a new study from The Boston Consulting Group and Telenor Group, mobile health technology can offer sizeable benefits to all countries, lead to economic growth and promise a better life for individuals.

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Social media an “ethical duty” for docs

Social media an “ethical duty” for docs | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Doctors have an “ethical duty” to use the communication channels used by their patients to provide them with good medical advice beyond the occasional ten minute consultation.

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Online HealthCare: Understanding Search Engines to Improve Your Searches | HealthWorks Collective

Online HealthCare: Understanding Search Engines to Improve Your Searches | HealthWorks Collective | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
A larger number of physicians are now relying on Google to help them find information sources to help them diagnose or treat their most difficult cases.

 

One of the challenges which most people face when using search engines is that a large number of results in response to a search query are unrelated to what the user is intending to research. There are, however, some ways to make searching more effective.

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Social media use by physicians

Many physicians have embraced social media as a source of information and a way to stay current and connected, but there are concerns about personal and professional risks in terms of confidentiality, accountability and privacy protection. The CMA asked members of the e-panel their opinions, to help with guidelines the association is developing for physicians on the professional use of social media. NOTE: The percentages cited in these summaries do not always total 100 because not all findings are reported, e.g. those in categories "not applicable," "neutral," "not reported" - or responses are given in more than one category.

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More than 100,000 Medical Society Physician Members Now Able to Text Legally Using DocBookMD

More than 100,000 Medical Society Physician Members Now Able to Text Legally Using DocBookMD | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
More than 100,000 physicians who are members of a medical society can now text patient data legally using a HIPAA-compliant mobile application, DocBookMD.
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Overdiagnosis as a Flaw in Health Care

Overdiagnosis as a Flaw in Health Care | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Is looking hard for things to be wrong a good way to promote health?

 

EARLY diagnosis has become one of the most fundamental precepts of modern medicine. It goes something like this: The best way to keep people healthy is to find out if they have (pick one) heart disease, autism, glaucoma, diabetes, vascular problems, osteoporosis or, of course, cancer — early. And the way to find these conditions early is through screening.

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Searching Online for Health Information

Searching Online for Health Information | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Many Physicians nowadays are relying on Google to help them find information sources which help them diagnose or treat their most difficult cases. Its no surprise then that a large number of physicians feel that regularly accessing the Internet has helped improve their practice as well as patient care.

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Open Source Tackles Healthcare In Places Microsoft Can’t

Open Source Tackles Healthcare In Places Microsoft Can’t | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

use technology that fits the environment — or at least comes close to fitting. Under the aegis of their nonprofit, eHealth Nigeria, Castle and Thompson have built a digital records system meant to eventually serve healthcare facilities across the region, but it doesn’t use the sort of specialized health care software in U.S. or even everyday database software. There’s no Kaiser software. And no Microsoft. The system is based on OpenMRS, an open source health records system designed specifically for use in underdeveloped regions

 

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Talking with patients online: where are the boundaries?

Talking with patients online: where are the boundaries? | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Maintaining clear and appropriate boundaries in the world of social media can be a real challenge for patients and the health professionals who care for them.

 

Advice from the Nursing and Midwifery Council issued last year warned that nurses and midwives must not overstep those boundaries by sharing confidential information, distributing images taken in clinical environments or pursuing personal relationships with patients online

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14 Ways Pinterest Can Improve Health and Medicine

14 Ways Pinterest Can Improve Health and Medicine | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Pinterest is the newest, hottest social property on the web, with online news sites trying to outdo themselves each other with the praise they are heaping on...
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The Future of mHealth: Doctors Use Gadgets to Improve Healthcare - Forbes

The Future of mHealth: Doctors Use Gadgets to Improve Healthcare - Forbes | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Doctors and nurses are turning to tablets and smartphones to aid their everyday work, as a new generation of medical professionals lean on gadgets to make healthcare more efficient and cost-effective.
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Stanford Medicine X | IDEO Design Challenge Workshop | Medicine X Stanford

Stanford Medicine X | IDEO Design Challenge Workshop | Medicine X Stanford | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

The goal of the Stanford Medicine X IDEO Design Challenge is to bring all stakeholders in improving health—researchers, technologists, healthcare providers, patients, and caretakers—closer to the design process in a space where they can share perspectives and work, interact, and collaborate together. IDEO designers will facilitate the workshop in partnership with faculty from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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How medicine will be Topol’d

How medicine will be Topol’d | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

At the very beginning of Dr. Eric Topol’s book, The Creative Destructive of Medicine, and throughout its chapters, he invokes the name of Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter, who is credited with popularizing the term “creative destruction.” Topol’s book argues that medicine will inevitably be “Schumpetered”, and as he told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview, he believes this creative destruction will be rather swift. What’s more, he believes it needs to be.

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How a Team of Doctors Uses Social Media to Drive Awareness and Save Lives

How a Team of Doctors Uses Social Media to Drive Awareness and Save Lives | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
For small non-profit medical teams working outside the U.S., Twitter and other social media tools have become an invaluable lifeline.
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10 tips on using and enjoying social media

10 tips on using and enjoying social media | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

In compiling my tips I’ve understood that giving tips on how to use social media is frighteningly close to giving tips on how to live a good life—impossible and inevitably personal and partial.

 

Nevertheless, here are my tips:

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The Patient of the Future - Technology Review

The Patient of the Future - Technology Review | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Internet pioneer Larry Smarr's quest to quantify everything about his health led him to a startling discovery, an unusual partnership with his doctor, and more control over his life.
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New study: The world is ready for mobile healthcare

Based on the explosive growth in global mobile phone penetration, a technology revolution is quickly gaining pace in healthcare. Around the world, healthcare systems are overburdened, costly and incapable of meeting the needs of a growing population. According to a new study from The Boston Consulting Group and Telenor Group, mobile health technology can offer sizeable benefits to all countries, lead to economic growth and promise a better life for individuals.

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'Pocket Heath' app allows UK patients to access health info

Pocket Health allows UK residents with an iPhone, iTouch or iPad to access a wide range of healthcare information from the NHS Choices website.

 

Officials say the app is designed to make it easier for people to make healthcare and lifestyle decisions, as well as to find NHS services they need anywhere in England.

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Understanding Search Engines to Improve Your Searches

Understanding Search Engines to Improve Your Searches | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

It is important before starting a search to spare a thought in your mind over what sort of information you want. Split your search topic into key concepts and let each be a search phrase. Enter the smallest possible subset that describes what you want. The words you choose will determine the information you find. Try to use words that are specific and describe what you are looking for in unique ways.

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Health News - Health Games Emerge as Important New Therapeutic Tools for Physical and Mental Health and Well-Being

Health News - Health Games Emerge as Important New Therapeutic Tools for Physical and Mental Health and Well-Being | healthcare technology | Scoop.it
Health Games Emerge as Important New Therapeutic Tools for Physical and Mental Health and Well-Being...

 

Digital games are rapidly becoming an important tool for improving lifestyle habits, behavior modification, self-management of illness and chronic conditions, and motivating and supporting physical activity, according to a provocative Expert Panel Discussion in the premier issue of Games for Health Journal, a new bimonthly peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.The premier issue is available free online.

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Using Twitter to deliver health improvement messages

Phone calls, text messaging, and even apps have been shown to help improve health and sustain behavior change, even in people suffering from profound mental illness. But when it comes to using these tools for public health, there are two problems. The first is that each message (whether via phone call or text) costs money. The second is that it’s quite hard to use those platforms for blasting messages to a whole population

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Medical Websites : Smart Health Care IT

Medical Websites : Smart Health Care IT | healthcare technology | Scoop.it

Websites for Doctors helps doctors, clinics and hospitals attract more patients and interact with peers via a Smart, Professional and Patient friendly Website. Its the First Step to Using Technology to benefit Health Care. As part of this concept, Medical Websites are Designed By Design Professionals which are supervised by Health Care Experts who add Medical Web Applications and Tools to sites depending on the set goals.

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Solving information overload in the EHR

It is important to recognize some of the potential problems created by some EHR products. One potential pitfall of some EHRs is the number of steps it takes to find information that is in the system. Yes, it may be easier to find than in an old paper-based system but it is still far from ideal. Also there is a lot more information that is accessible.

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