Pokemon Go and 6 Other Popular Consumer Apps Changing Healthcare

It’s the most downloaded mobile game in U.S. history, but is Pokemon Go a healthcare app? Jonathan Halvorson, writing for The Health Care Blog, makes the case that it might very well be. “The game comes first,” he says. “That turns out to be the smarter path to actually engage large numbers of people to […]

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What is Epic Rover?

Epic Rover is a mobile app from Epic Systems that allows clinicians to record documentation and conduct barcode validation at the point of care, typically the patient bedside. As an extension to workstation-based barcoding, Rover facilitates barcoded medication administration (BCMA), using a device-mounted scanner to ensure positive identification of patient, medication, and clinician. Available for […]

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Top Healthcare Trends of 2015 (Infographic)

"The only thing constant in life is change," said Heraclitus, circa 500 B.C., and the year 2015 - and the healthcare industry - are no exception. With the second quarter of 2015 underway, more healthcare transition is on the horizon for the remainder of 2015. The ICD-10 deadline is Oct. 1, and by the end of […]

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12 Companies Shaping the Future of Digital Healthcare [Infographic]

While health and fitness apps are still popular, the future of digital healthcare is in remote monitoring and consultation. According to the research2guidance fourth annual study on mHealth app publishing, fitness apps do not have the highest business potential for the future. From now through 2019, expect to see fitness apps decline in popularity, and remote monitoring and […]

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5 Apps We Want to See in the New Epic App Store

Epic Systems confirms that it’s planning to launch its own app store called the App Exchange AppOrchard. While few other details are available, that isn’t stopping us from putting our own app ideas in motion. With Epic consultants and end users in mind, here are five apps we’d like to see in the new Epic […]

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Most Patients Interested in Telemedicine Over In-Person Visits

  For minor ailments such as strep throat or pink eye, most patients would prefer to use telemedicine, according to a new study from Software Advice. Even though most surveyed (73%) have never participated in a telemedical visit, 76% of patients are at least “moderately interested” in virtually visiting the doctor instead of in a […]

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Modest Growth Projected for IT Spending in 2015

Will IT spending increase in the New Year? Yes, but "how much" depends on who you ask. Different industry surveys show somewhat different outlooks for IT budgets in 2015. What’s clear is that some technologies (hint: security) will attract much more investment than others. ComputerWorld’s annual  survey of IT executives projects a rosy view. Some […]

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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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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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Ask the Recruiter: 3 Tips for Video Interviewing

More interviews are being conducted via video chat, but that shouldn't make you nervous if you have one coming up. Healthcare IT Leaders' Senior Consultant Advisor Christine Woods, who conducts a lot of video interviews, offers three video interviewing secrets in the video below. How to choose an appropriate video location When you’re selecting a […]

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mHealth Market Revenue Projected to Grow to $49 Billion by 2020

Thanks largely to mobile monitoring services, the global mHealth (mobile health) market is expected to reach $49 billion in revenue by 2020, according to a new study from Grand View Research. Monitoring services are expected to remain the “dominant and fastest-growing” mobile health market segment, the report said. The global market was valued at $1.95 […]

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