With continuous advancements in technology, the healthcare landscape is rapidly changing. Providers are looking for ways to deliver faster, more personalized care to their patients while improving communications within their care teams. Technology can help providers achieve these goals and Apple...
When we look back at hospitals 20, or even 10 years from now, we might wonder how we accomplished so much without robots, artificial intelligence (AI), avatars, or cognitive analysis. We will likely marvel at how hospital clinicians were able to make complex decisions about our care while also...
In medical emergencies, patients have few alternatives to calling 911 or rushing to the emergency department for costly care. That's the status quo, but a growing number of providers, payers and agencies are testing care approaches that help patients in novel and proactive ways.
The new AMA policy comes as digital health devices are increasingly being used by patients to promote wellness. Yet, the devices are unregulated, rarely covered by insurance, and can be compromised.
Though employers and health insurers are increasingly handing out wearable devices to help plan members stay healthy, wearing a fitness tracker many not help you shed any pounds, according to a recent study.
By law, patients have a right to obtain electronic copies of their medical records, but should they also have a right to access those records by using software applications of their choosing?
In a presentation that leaned heavily on his personal experience and his own family's interactions with health IT while seeking care, Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, gave EHR systems a grade of C+; interoperability, C+; and patient and family engagement, B.
A federal push might be needed to get drugmakers and electronic health record companies to buy into efforts to develop targeted treatments, President Barack Obama said Thursday at the first White House Precision Medicine Initiative Summit.
Wellness program provider Healthways has formed a partnership with Health eVillages, a program that provides mobile health technology to clinically underserved areas around the world.