Unreliable wearable data puts physicians in a bind

A new study shows wearable fitness trackers provide inaccurate measurements, but that’s not stopping patients from asking physicians to integrate that data into their medical care. A recent study reviewed …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 26th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

AHCA uncertainty has some health IT startups drifting away from providers

Patients, providers and payers are expected to feel the brunt of the GOP’s reform bill. But potential reforms are also generating uncertainty that is trickling down to the health IT …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 26th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

House wellness bill would limit precision medicine initiatives, policy researchers say

A House bill that would allow wellness programs access to genetic data would create problems for a precision medicine initiative that aims to voluntarily collect health information from 1 million …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 26th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

AHA, NRHA lead calls for more federal support to expand broadband to rural health providers

Healthcare providers, payers and two large healthcare associations want more federal funding to improve high-speed internet access that will support cost-saving telehealth and digital health initiatives. In letters to the …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 25th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

Trump’s budget would add $313M to medical device user fees, but Congress is unlikely to follow through

President Donald Trump wants to increase FDA medical device user fees by more than $300 million in 2018, a move that has raised muted concern—and some bewilderment—from the digital health …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 25th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

MGH doc: To make EHRs less burdensome, focus on value-based payments

Widespread implementation of EHRs has left the majority of physicians spending more time at a keyboard than with patients. A massive shift toward paying for value over volume could relieve …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 25th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

Indiana University medical school uses virtual EHR to train residents in geriatric care

A virtual electronic health record (EHR) is helping medical residents at the Indiana University School of Medicine navigate the complexities of providing healthcare to geriatric patients. …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 24th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

AMIA sees internet access as a social determinant of health

Education, socioeconomic status, housing insecurity and education are among the well-established social determinants of health. One informatics association believes internet access should be included as well. In a letter to …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 24th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

Using AI for diagnosis raises tricky questions about errors

Artificial intelligence is changing the way physicians treat patients by using massive amounts of data to make a faster and more accurate medical diagnosis. But what happens when the machine …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 24th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments

Report: Health IT safety improvements require public and private investment

Medical errors and patient safety issues generated by health technology is not just an IT problem—it requires buy-in from a broad number of stakeholders in both the public and private …read more Source:: Fierce Mobile Healthcare

By |May 24th, 2017|Mobile Health|0 Comments