Health Care Trends With a Social Media Twist
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With HIMSS11 kicking off this Sunday, meaningful use continues to be in the spotlight, and will certainly prove to be an important topic at the show. Just this week, the HIMSS organization released findings from a survey to assess hospitals' adoption of health IT and meeting meaningful use.
27 percent of the 442 hospitals polled are expecting to achieve all 14 core meaningful use measures by May 2012. While this is encouraging, it still shows there is plenty of room for…Continue
Posted on February 17, 2011 at 4:00pm
Mobile technology in health care is going to be a major focus at the upcoming HIMSS 2011 show. With four of twelve innovation showcases highlighting mobile health care technology, this is one trend that is going to be front and center at the conference.
As on-the-go clinicians are relying more and more on mobile devices, technology must meet existing demands, and evolve to address the growing challenges (and opportunities!) the mobile era presents to the industry. We'll keep…Continue
Posted on February 9, 2011 at 11:49am
Taking care of an aging relative can be a difficult task, but thanks to some new smartphone apps, the job may become a little bit easier.
An article in today's Wall Street Journal examines a few apps on the market to help keep track of medication dosages, nutritional requirements and other health care needs.
The reporter cautions readers to be diligent in their research, however. Anyone can make an app, so it's important to check with your doctor or visit the…Continue
Posted on January 4, 2011 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment
Physician social networks like Sermo present a great opportunity for doctors to communicate to one another in a private forum. According to a post by Dr. Kevin Pho on KevinMD.com, controversial debate is frequent, along with discussion of patient cases. While this site, along with others, is for physicians only, Dr. Pho points out that anything written on a social network is recorded electronically and can end up surfacing in the future.
There's a debate on whether or not some…Continue
Posted on October 28, 2010 at 10:14am — 3 Comments
Now more than ever, patient confidentially is a top concern for those in the health industry. With the implementation of EMRs throughout the country, hospitals and clinics must be diligent in securing patient data. Simple guidelines for clinicians, such as not talking about patients and cases, have been…Continue
Posted on October 13, 2010 at 4:19pm — 2 Comments