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Healthcare Internet of Things Gets Senate Support with New Bill

April 29, 2016 - On Wednesday morning, the committee passed the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, which will now move to the full Senate for a vote. The act aims to manage and grow the IoT market across all industries, including healthcare. The proposed law, sponsored by Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Brian Schatz (D-HI),...


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ECRI: Healthcare Internet of Things to Boost Population Health

by Sara Heath

Some of the upcoming healthcare trends for 2016 could bring major improvements to population health management. The healthcare Internet of Things may play a major role in the continued improvement of population health management strategies...

mHealth Apps are Common, but Patient Engagement Isn’t Sustained

by Jennifer Bresnick

Can mHealth apps be useful tools for patient engagement and population health management if patients lose interest in using them?  A new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) shows that even patients who do see...

Stage 7 “Most Wired” Cancer Hospital Leverages EHR, mHealth

by Jennifer Bresnick

Building a new hospital, even a small one, can be an incredibly daunting task.  Building a $750 million, 300-bed HIMSS Analytics Stage 7 cancer care hospital that leverages the latest in EHR and mobile health (mHealth) technologies...

Expectations Clash over Informal, Online Patient Engagement

by Jennifer Bresnick

Tech-savvy, smartphone-toting patients may be strapping on wearables and tapping on mHealth apps all day long, but many providers still aren’t sure if they want the added burden, annoyance, or responsibility of communicating with...

mHealth Closing Knowledge Gaps for Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

mHealth apps are becoming increasingly important in the fight against diabetes and complex patient engagement requirements of chronic disease management, says a new survey by Telcare, as providers attempt to provide patients with the tools...

Partners, Samsung Team Up for Chronic Disease Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Partners HealthCare and Samsung Electronics announced a new partnership at HIMSS15 today centered on the use of remote monitoring technologies and mHealth to improve chronic disease management. Partners HealthCare, a Boston-based...

How Effective is mHealth for Chronic Disease Management?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Care coordinators and population health managers are starting to develop a wide array of technology-based tools to help meet the growing demand for chronic disease management outside of the office walls. The rise of the smartphone may be...

Patient Engagement Isn’t Easy When mHealth Apps are Subpar

by Jennifer Bresnick

How can providers foster true patient engagement in an uncontrolled landscape of mHealth app adoption? Mobile health apps may be considered one of the key elements of a truly effective patient engagement strategy, but the unregulated and...

Can mHealth, Predictive Analytics Improve Care Coordination?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Providers are seeking value in mHealth, but better predictive analytics may be required to make patient-generated health data truly effective. Providers and patients are both finding value in mHealth and telehealth technologies that help...

How Useful Are Wearable Devices for Patients, Providers?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) is an increasingly important piece of population health and chronic disease management, but wearable devices that track fitness, diet, and sleep data aren’t without their problems.  In addition to...

Consumer monitoring device market to reach $47 billion by 2020

by Jennifer Bresnick

Wearable health monitoring devices are slated to become much more than a passing fad for the geek contingent according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, with sensors for patient monitoring, home care, and fitness projected to grow at a...

Mayo Clinic launches “Better” apps for remote care

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth has just gotten a whole lot “Better” with a new mobile app service launched by the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.  The remote care suite will allow customers to access a symptom checker and medical...

mHealth reminders improve diabetes care, reduce costs by 8.8%

by Jennifer Bresnick

Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics both improved their disease management and reduced healthcare spending after receiving text reminders to watch their blood sugar and other aspects of the disease, says a new study published in Health Affairs. ...

Concerned about tracking baby boomers? Sign them up online

by Jennifer Bresnick

If there’s one patient bracket that gets population health managers nervous, it’s the ever-expanding number of baby boomers eligible for Medicare.  How can providers track, manage, connect, and engage with older patients who will...

Is healthcare ready to get SMAC-ed around?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Social, mobile, analytics, cloud.  To the delight of pun-loving media, SMAC has become a cute shorthand way of saying what we’re all thinking: the four horsemen of the digital revolution are here to stay, and organizations can either...

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