Healthcare IT News Staff

By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:51 pm June 13, 2011
HP, SingTel, HealthSTATS and Frontier Healthcare Group have announced that an 8-week clinical trial of a mobile health monitoring solution for heart disease is currently underway in Singapore. The solution enables near real time information sharing to help healthcare professionals in the early detection, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular conditions. Cardiovascular diseases accounted for...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:18 pm June 10, 2011
The Aetna Foundation, the philanthropic arm of healthcare insurer Aetna, has partnered with the conference Health 2.0 to issue a developer challenge. The intent is to spur new interactive browser-based applications designed to make data about obesity more accessible and usable. Aetna Foundation President Anne C. Beal, MD, announced the challenge June 9 at the Health Data Initiative Forum at the...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:23 pm June 9, 2011
The booming healthcare market, which is expected to account for nearly one-fifth of U.S. GDP by 2019, is driving a surge of activity from companies looking to mine opportunities for growth, differentiation and jobs, just as a new generation of tech-savvy consumers is creating a new market for digital and interactive health, according to PwC's Health Research Institute. Seventy-six percent of...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:54 pm June 9, 2011
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced June 8 the Investing in Innovations (i2) Initiative – a program designed to spur innovations in health IT. As part of the program’s rollout, ONC has awarded nearly $5 million to the Capital Consulting Corporation (CCC) and Health 2.0 LLC, to fund projects supporting innovations in research and encouraging...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:18 pm June 8, 2011
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) has realized $262 million in net savings during the fourth year of Your Healthcare Plus, a care management program administered by McKesson. Your Healthcare Plus helps improve the wellness of more than 280,000 Medicaid beneficiaries throughout the state by providing personalized telephonic and community-based registered nurse services....
By Healthcare IT News Staff 07:24 pm June 2, 2011
Ten start-ups have been chosen as part of a development and mentoring program that aims at developing next-generation mobile applications for the healthcare industry. /*-->*/ Rock Health, a seed accelerator for Web and mobile health applications, chose the 10 start-ups as part of its inaugural accelerator program. The chosen start-ups reflect trends that are shaping the next generation of...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:11 pm June 2, 2011
Using widely available technology, expert training and real-time feedback helped ensure that patients treated for Hepatitis C in local communities did as well as patients treated at a university-based medical center, results of a new study funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality show. The study is published in the June 2 online issue of the New England Journal of Medicine and in...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 07:24 pm May 31, 2011
User experience should be at the forefront of medical device development, according to a new report. Cambridge Consultants, a technology design and development firm, released the findings of a study Wednesday, which examines how device usability impacts patient acceptance, dosage compliance and ultimately health outcomes. Looking at the role lifestyle factors and device features play in patient...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 02:22 pm May 31, 2011
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida has announced the release of its first Florida Blue mobile app for the iPhone and Android smartphones, designed to provide members with general health information, tools to manage their own health and details about their benefits. "BCBSF is focused on becoming a health solutions company by providing consumers better products and services they need via their...
By Healthcare IT News Staff 01:58 pm May 31, 2011
Physicians in the BRIC region – Russia and India in particular – are incorporating social networks and online communities into their professional resource mix. This trend is likely due in part to user-generated content from peers filling a gap in the availability of online clinical resources in some of these high growth pharma markets, according to a new study from Manhattan Research. The...