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Switch to EHR increases length of time physicians spend on clinical examination - Healio

Switch to EHR increases length of time physicians spend on clinical examination - Healio | eHealth | Scoop.it
Switch to EHR increases length of time physicians spend on clinical examination Healio Implementation of an electronic health record system in a glaucoma practice increased patient examination time but did not change patient perceptions, according...
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EHR Makers Answer Doctors' Calls For Mobile Apps -- InformationWeek

EHR Makers Answer Doctors' Calls For Mobile Apps -- InformationWeek | eHealth | Scoop.it
More than 100 EHRs will offer mobile access, native iPad versions or both by 2014, but voice recognition is still missing. (EHR Makers Answer Doctors' Calls For Mobile Apps: More than 100 EHRs will offer mobile access, native iPad ver...
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Australia launches eHealth record app for children | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare

Australia launches eHealth record app for children | Articles | FutureGov - Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare | eHealth | Scoop.it
FutureGov – Transforming Government | Education | Healthcare (Australia launches eHealth record app for children: The Department of Health and Ageing launched the country’s...
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The Wearable Technology Market Is About To Explode (GOOG, AAPL, BRCM) | U.S. Radio News

Plz flw @PatriotRadioNet: The Wearable Technology Market Is About To Explode (GOOG, AAPL, BRCM) - REUTERS/Yuriko... http://t.co/N33FQFwEjK
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How a patient-centered content platform could boost health literacy and outcomes

How a patient-centered content platform could boost health literacy and outcomes | eHealth | Scoop.it
Seamless Healthcare's multi-prong approach to raising health literacy, with a nod to the Meaningful Use provisions of the HITECH Act,hopes to improve practice workflows along the way.

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What about other type of platform ? 

Need comparative analysis.

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RIVM: Breng risico’s e-health beter in kaart

RIVM: Breng risico’s e-health beter in kaart | eHealth | Scoop.it
De risico’s van e-health moeten structureel en stelselmatig in kaart worden gebracht om de technologie veilig te kunnen gebruiken.
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Why telemedicine must become 'integral' to mainstream care efforts

Why telemedicine must become 'integral' to mainstream care efforts | eHealth | Scoop.it
Telemedicine must move to the forefront of medical efforts in the U.S.
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App taps clues to your happiness

App taps clues to your happiness | eHealth | Scoop.it
An app designed to follow personal moods has been launched by researchers at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory.
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3D printer makes tiniest human liver ever | KurzweilAI

3D printer makes tiniest human liver ever | KurzweilAI | eHealth | Scoop.it
Cross-section of multi-cellular bioprinted human liver tissue, stained with hematoxylin & eosin (H&E) (credit: Organovo) Lab-grown livers have come
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The NHS Information Evolution - Intellect Technology Association

The NHS Information Evolution - Intellect Technology Association | eHealth | Scoop.it
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has set the challenge for the NHS to “go ‘paperless’ by 2018, to save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population”.
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EHR replacement: Top motivations for switching EHR systems | EHRintelligence.com

EHR replacement: Top motivations for switching EHR systems | EHRintelligence.com | eHealth | Scoop.it
Healthcare organizations and providers have myriad reasons for wanting or needing to replace their current EHR systems. Here are the top motivations.
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Mayo: Tablets beat laptops for EEG interpretation | mobihealthnews

Mayo: Tablets beat laptops for EEG interpretation | mobihealthnews | eHealth | Scoop.it
iPads can be an effective way to interpret electro-encephalograph (EEG) readings in #telemedicine clinics http://t.co/aQvE876lbk #healthIT
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Whole brain cellular-level activity mapping once a second | KurzweilAI

Whole brain cellular-level activity mapping once a second | KurzweilAI | eHealth | Scoop.it
Brain activity imaging of a whole zebrafish brain at single-cell resolution (credit: Misha B Ahrens, Philipp J Keller/Nature Methods) Neuroscientists at
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5 Reasons Why Cloud-Based EHRs Will Replace Client-Server Solutions - HIT Consultant

5 Reasons Why Cloud-Based EHRs Will Replace Client-Server Solutions - HIT Consultant | eHealth | Scoop.it
5 Reasons Why Cloud-Based EHRs Will Replace Client-Server Solutions
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Would you rather hop on the expressway in a Ferrari FF or a Ford Model-T?
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Telemedicine Revenues Grew 237 Percent in Five Years, According to a New ... - PR Web (press release)

Telemedicine Revenues Grew 237 Percent in Five Years, According to a New ...
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The telemedicine patient monitoring market grew from 4.2 billion in 2007 to over 10 billion dollars in 2012, according to Kalorama Information.
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The impact of outdated communications technologies in healthcare

The impact of outdated communications technologies in healthcare | eHealth | Scoop.it
This and similar studies illustrate the tension between security requirements and ease-of-use when it comes to new technologies.
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Forget to Take Medicine? These Pills Know

Forget to Take Medicine? These Pills Know | eHealth | Scoop.it

Startup companies are coming up with new technologies aimed at getting people to take medicine only as directed.

 

Taking medication haphazardly—skipping doses, lapsing between refills or taking pills beyond their expiration date—has been linked to health complications and hundreds of millions of wasted dollars for insurers and hospitals.

 "After six months' time, only half of people taking prescription medicines are taking them as directed," said Troyen Brennan, chief medical officer of drug retailer CVS Caremark Corp. 

Health insurers and pharmacy-benefits managers like CVS have long relied on robo-calls, mailers and face-to-face meetings with pharmacists to keep patients on their dosing schedule.

 

Now they are evaluating a range of more cost-effective technologies, from pills and bottles with digital sensors, to data analytics software and social games that offer patients rewards.

 

Insurers and pharmacies are motivated in part by Medicare, which offers financial rewards for proving their members have improved their overall adherence to medication schedules.

 

They also stand to benefit if their members are healthier. The New England Healthcare Institute estimates that some $290 billion in costs is wasted each year on unnecessary hospital and doctor visits by people who failed to comply with their medication schedule.

 

CVS is pilot-testing technology from Virginia-based RxAnte Inc., which sells an analytics platform that looks at millions of patients' claims data and clinical data to identify people at highest risk of failing to comply with doctors' orders.

 

These patients include people with a spotty track record of adherence, those who take several different medicines or those facing unwanted side effects, Chief Executive Josh Benner said.

 

"It's all a targeting game," Mr. Benner said. "We predict individual behaviors, and suggest interventions."

 


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Health insurers and pharmacy-benefits managers like CVS are here for the long haul
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Interesting technology. Will be interested in follow up data
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Department of Health & Ageing - Advance Care Plans to be Included on E-Health Records

Department of Health & Ageing - Advance Care Plans to be Included on E-Health Records | eHealth | Scoop.it
Telling your loved ones how you wish to be cared for as you get close to the end of your life will become easier. (The eHealth record will help people share their end-of-life care wishes with their families.
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ATA CEO: Telemedicine is a business tool

ATA CEO: Telemedicine is a business tool | eHealth | Scoop.it
American Telemedicine Association CEO Jonathan Linkous said that the stage is set for making telemedicine "a profit center" during a session at this year's ATA International Meeting & Trade Show, held in Austin, Texas (#Telemedicine and remote monitoring...
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Guidelines for How Health Organizations Should Integrate Social Media

Guidelines for How Health Organizations Should Integrate Social Media | eHealth | Scoop.it
Social Media Tools Should Be an Important Part of Any Health IT Organization’s Overall Communications And Outreach Strategy. (How Should Health Organizations Integrate Social Media?
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Can smartphones solve the healthcare crisis? 4 startups say yes

Can smartphones solve the healthcare crisis? 4 startups say yes | eHealth | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO- Demo Mobile kicked off this morning with presentations from four mobile health startups. Each of these companies is applying mobile technology to the medical field to give people more control over their bodies, or to streamline the clinical process for physicians.

“Mobile computing is just getting bigger and bigger,” said Demo’s executive producer Erick Schonfeld in an interview before the event. “In health, it started with quantified-self applications, but now we are seeing real medical applications for patients and doctors that are really dedicating to improve alienate and doctor outcomes. They show mobile devices could be a partial answer to the healthcare crisis.”

Nurep

The first company to present was Nurep. Nurep provides medical device support for physicians in the operating room.

“It allows medical device representatives to see more physicians, increase their sales, cover broader geography while traveling less, and it guarantees physicals 24/7 support in the operating room,” founder and CEO Paul Schultz said on stage.

Schultz said there are 50 million support requests a year for medical devices, and the typical rep can only cover 500 cases annually. However, new procedures are best conducted with expert guidance. This is where Nurep steps in. During a procedure, a doctor can request on-demand virtual assistance from medical device representatives. The call acts like a “sonar,” sending out a call until it connects with live support directly in the operating room.

When doctors work with medical devices (such as pacemakers) they traditionally rely on product manuals, previous training and experience, and/or their colleagues for help. Medical device representatives are supposed to provide their expertise, however cost pressures from hospitals, a new medical device tax, and declining reimbursement has caused a decrease in the number of reps, and thus their ability to support physicians. Nurep seeks to bridge this gap.

Wellframe

The second company to present was Wellframe. Wellframe is a “digital concierge” that guides patients with chronic disease through their treatment. Every year, tens of millions of patients are discharged from hospitals without personalized, day-to-day plans for their treatment. This often leads to complications and is expensive for hospitals, insurance companies, and patients alike.

Founder Jacob Sattelmair said during his presentation that Wellframe has developed a system that combines mobile technology with machine learning to support patients towards optimal recovery.

“We translated clinical protocols into personalize, adaptive to-do lists, to simplify the day-to-day of overcoming heart disease,” he said.

The first product targets cardiac patients, who can use the system instead of regularly going on inconvenient or pricey follow-up visits. Tasks are activities like taking medication or getting 15 minutes of light exercise, and the app also connects patients with nurses, case managers, and educational videos when they need it. Meanwhile, Wellframe collects all of the data which medical centers and providers can use to improve treatment.

KinectHealth

While the first two companies target healthcare providers, KinectHealth is a product for people looking to get more exercise. This application serves as a mobile fitness studio. During his presentation, founder Bob Summer said that the technology has three elements to eliminate excuses- it offers “great workouts,” provides biometric feedback, and there are online workout buddies to make the exercise more social and fun. Using a camera, people looking to exercise can choose a particular type of work out, like yoga, dance, or weight lifting. Summer brought a popular YouTube personal trainer named Amanda Russell on stage to demo the application and share her experience.

“YouTube has become this disorganized abyss,” she said. “My videos have received 3 million views and I have 65,000 loyal subscribes, but YouTube doesn’t have the same curation or the ability to track your progress and see results in real time. This is the next generation of online fitness.”

Right now, KinectHealth is only available for Windows 8 and can be connected to an Xbox. The motion sensor tracks calories burned and provides the user with insight into how hard they are working out and track their progress. Startups like Wello, GAIN, iPersonalTrainer, and Skimble operate in a similar space.

Kinsa

Kinsa was the final company to present in the health category. The company makes a smart thermometer that seeks to monitor and precent the spread of disease. Founder and CEO Inder Singh announced the launch of an Indiegogo campaign today to help achieve the goal of creating a “real-time map of human health.”

“Kinsa is moving to get info we need to get our families and neighborhoods healthy. We want to individuals the information they need to stay healthy, and help society to track and stop the spread of illness,” he said. If we succeed, we will create a system where data saves lives.”

The Kinsa thermometer takes temperature and then prompts users with cute little icons to list their other symptoms, such as fatigue, cough, cold, or headache. The accompanying application tells you how to avoid getting ill, or how to get better faster if you are already sick. Data is trackable overtime on a simple dashboard and people can immediately connect to clinics, nurses, or urgent care facilities. Furthermore, Singh said that the app has an “illness forecasting feature” that tells you when you (or your kid) is likely to be contagious and get better.

Kinsa also connects this personal data with the outside world. Parents can check the illness at their children’s school and also see the “health weather” in their city. The price is comparable to high-quality thermometers, but Singh said the more that gets raised on Indiegogo, the lower the price point will be.

Digital health is a new and exciting frontier. In 2012, venture capital funding of this sector grew dramatically, with 46 percent more money and 56 percent more deal volume than in 2011. At the same time, mobile technology is literally taking over the world. When these two forces combine, the options are exciting and endless.
The ability of mobile technology to impact healthcare is one of the topics discussed at HealthBeat, VentureBeat’s upcoming health conference.

Photo Credit: The DEMO Conference


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Coordinating SNOMED-CT and ICD-10

Coordinating SNOMED-CT & ICD-10: http://t.co/LXxAyACguH Getting the Most out of EHR Systems http://t.co/vkwFQHaAdd
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EHR design flaws causing doctors to revert to paper - amednews.com

EHR design flaws causing doctors to revert to paper - amednews.com | eHealth | Scoop.it
Researchers say studying the alternative steps that physicians take when using their health IT systems will help improve future versions of electronic health records.
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Study: Hospitals With More Facebook 'Likes' Have Lower Mortality Rates

Study: Hospitals With More Facebook 'Likes' Have Lower Mortality Rates | eHealth | Scoop.it
Online popularity reliably indicates quality care -- in this case.
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