Posts Tagged ‘mhealth’

What 2015 Looks Like for Global Life Sciences [Infographic]

In 2015, the global life sciences sector is adapting in an era of significant transformation. This year, life sciences sector growth is expected to skyrocket, due to aging populations, chronic diseases, rapidly expanding markets and treatment and technology advances, says Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited in its 2015 global life sciences sector outlook. The sector calls for developing both […]

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10 Predictions for Healthcare IT in 2015

The dizzying pace of change in healthcare IT shows no signs of slowdown, say industry analysts at IDC, a leading IT advisory firm. The group is forecasting increased spending on technologies that improve data security and manage healthcare costs. Other trends that may drive healthcare IT investments include a “focus on consumer experience and engagement, […]

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Checking Up on Physician Adoption of Health IT [Infographic]

The year ahead is shaping up as a critical one for physician adoption of health IT.  Starting in 2015, eligible providers are subject to Medicare reimbursement penalties if they fail to participate in the Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program. Then on October 1, if there are no further delays, the ICD-10 implementation deadline kicks in triggering a mandatory switchover […]

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Physician Mobile Users More Satisfied With EHR System

Even though only 26% of physicians access their EHR from a tablet or mobile device, those users are more satisfied with their EHR system, according to the new EHR UserView Survey from Software Advice. The survey polled nearly 600 physician users about their current EHR systems’ key benefits and challenges and their future healthcare IT […]

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Health IT First Movers May Enjoy Competitive Edge, Faster Growth

Most healthcare organizations are conservative when it comes to investing in new technologies, but a new report suggests early adoption of social, mobile, analytic, cloud and machine-to-machine technologies are hallmarks of higher growth rates and market leadership. The findings come from a new study, The Digital Dividend: First Mover Advantage, conducted for Verizon by the Harvard […]

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From Abacus Rings to Phone-Charging Pants: The History of Wearables

Long before FitBit, Google Glass and Bluetooth headsets, wearables entered the world in a non-social media world. No one wrote an online review about the abacus ring, the first known wearable, but chances are that everyone did laugh when the first person tried to put an Apple II computer into a cut-out backpack. So at least […]

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Wearables: A Solution Searching For Problems?

Wearables, devices used to sense data and process it into information, are generating quite the buzz in healthcare these days. But down the line, does that buzz come with a sting? In Wearable Tech News, Tony Rizzo reports wearable technology spending predictions of $50 billion by 2018. He also reports on a ground-breaking, glucose-sensing contact […]

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