Eric Wicklund

By Eric Wicklund 08:04 amJune 19, 2015
One of the market leaders in EHRs for solo and small practices has launched a native version for mobile devices, giving doctors a better avenue to an mHealth-enabled office. San Francisco-based Practice Fusion has optimized its free, cloud-based EHR platform for iOS and Android-based tablets. Company officials say the applications feature the same capabilities as the desktop version, giving the...
By Eric Wicklund 07:49 amJune 19, 2015
Ahmed Albaiti is the founder and CEO of Medullan, a Cambridge, Mass.-based digital healthcare consultancy, and a keynote speaker at the HIMSS15 Conference and Exhibition this past April in Chicago. Prior to founding Medullan in 2004, he led the Clinical Research Enterprise IT Group at Partners Healthcare Systems. Q. What's the one promise of mHealth that will drive the most adoption over the...
By Eric Wicklund 10:14 amJune 18, 2015
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives is jumping on the telehealth bandwagon. CHIME has sent a letter to a Senate Finance Committee workgroup urging better access to and reimbursement of telehealth programs for chronic care management. The requests include a call for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to take a closer look at how telehealth might be...
By Eric Wicklund 09:06 amJune 18, 2015
A community health system in New York plans to use telehealth to expand its patient base and differentiate itself from its high-profile competitors. The Westchester Medical Center Health Network, a 1,500-bed health system covering some 6,000 square miles over eight counties in and around the Hudson Valley, is building its platform at its Valhalla headquarters in hopes of attracting partnerships...
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By Eric Wicklund 10:43 amJune 17, 2015
A new photo-sharing platform is giving doctors an Instagram-like approach to clinical decision support. Figure1 enables healthcare providers to take a quick photograph of a puzzling medical issue, then post it in a secure online network for discussion among peers. The idea is that the image and resulting conversation will help healthcare professionals learn more about unique or unusual cases and...
By Eric Wicklund 10:58 amJune 16, 2015
The Cleveland Clinic is taking MyCare Online out of beta and opening up mHealth access to anyone in Ohio. The online service is available through the Cleveland Clinic MyCare app, downloadable from the health system's web site, Apple's App Store or Google Play. It offers 24-hour-a-day access via secure video link to a healthcare provider through a mobile device, tablet or desktop PC, at a cost of...
By Eric Wicklund 10:01 amJune 16, 2015
The Personal Connected Health Alliance is getting into gaming. The global non-profit launched this past year by mHealth News parent company HIMSS, the mHealth Summit and the Continua Alliance has announced a partnership with Games for Health, which focuses on games and gaming technology in health. The deal will give the Robert Wood Johnson-supported organization a more active role and larger...
By Eric Wicklund 08:35 amJune 16, 2015
Residents of two senior care complexes in California will soon have access to home health monitoring tools in a new study to test the benefits of telehealth on seniors and their caregivers. Intel-GE Care Innovations has announced a partnership with the Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing, which will connect seniors at Kingsley Manor in Los Angeles and Claremont Manor in Claremont with...
By Eric Wicklund 12:08 pmJune 15, 2015
Pre-loaded tablets have been found to improve the patient education and check-in process for healthcare providers. A Toronto hospital will now see if they can boost a patient's recovery after surgery. In a partnership between McGill University Health Center's Steinberg-Bernstein Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and SeamlessMD, patients are given a tablet after surgery with education,...
By Eric Wicklund 10:54 amJune 15, 2015
This past January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its draft guidance on general wellness products, in an effort to help mHealth developers distinguish between products that the FDA will regulate and those that don't need oversight. To help developers and provider distinguish between the two classifications, Worrell has come up with the following graphic. According to Sarah...