EMRs

By Susan Morse 11:21 am April 25, 2018
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday announced changes to overhaul the meaningful use EHR incentive program, including equipping patients with access to their electronic health records on the day they leave the hospital. Indeed, it starts with a new moniker: meaningful use is being renamed “Promoting Interoperability.” The proposed rules and request for...
By Jonah Comstock 12:28 pm July 21, 2016
Data sharing between patients and hospitals, in various forms, is on the rise according to a new report from the American Hospital Association, based on a 2015 survey of more than 3,500 hospitals. Among the findings are that 92 percent of hospitals offer patients the ability to view their medical records, up from 89 percent in 2014, and 37 percent offer patients some way to transmit patient-...
By Jonah Comstock 10:08 am October 15, 2014
Some industry stakeholders from providers to investors to consumer device makers think something like Apple's HealthKit could be the catalyst that finally brings the patient -- and patient-generated data -- into the healthcare ecosystem in a way that electronic medical records have persistently failed to do. While the conversation at Jannssen Labs and Johnson & Johnson Innovations' Digital...
By Brian Dolan 04:35 am June 14, 2012
Simulated screenshots of AirStrip's expanded iPad app This week San Antonio-based AirStrip Technologies announced that it was expanding its suite of mobile patient monitoring applications to enable physicians to more easily access information housed in various electronic health record systems (EHRs) via their mobile devices. The expanded offering leverages a recent acquisition by AirStrip. The...
By Brian Dolan 03:30 am May 29, 2012
Photo Credit: Paul Savage Photography By Padma Nagappan Getting care providers to communicate with each other and share patient data with a network of care givers can go a long way towards helping reduce costs and improve patient care and healthcare, Dr. Theodore Chan, who is working on the San Diego Beacon Community project, stated during his remarks at WLSA last week. The Beacon Community...
By Brian Dolan 08:11 am March 19, 2010
"While the mHealth market presents significant growth opportunities, when taking into account device, software, connectivity and overall service revenue streams, the market and ecosystem are fragmented, creating challenges for any single player to address the full breadth of opportunities," according to a new report from CSMG called "mHealth: Taking the Pulse." CSMG estimated that the mHealth...
By Brian Dolan 06:22 am October 23, 2009
After spending the last few days at The Connected Health Symposium, which was put together by Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health and its affiliates, it's worth revisiting a contributed column that the Center's Director Joseph Kvedar penned for Healthspottr: "The Reason Why: Cheap & Easy Connected Health Tools Should Come Before EMRs." Rather controversial position to take...
By Brian Dolan 06:20 pm October 21, 2009
At the Connected Health Symposium in Boston this week, Myca Health described its offering as a platform for physicians and patients, called MycaHub, which delivers a set of automated tools, intuitive interfaces, integrated systems, and the capacity for doctor and patient to engage in real time, any time, online or offline. Earlier this month the company announced that Blue Cross Blue Shield...
By Brian Dolan 09:14 am October 21, 2009
At Partners Health 6th Annual Connected Health Symposium in Boston, during a presentation by Verizon's VP and Managing Director Rajeev Kapoor, the carrier distributed marketing materials that laid out the carrier's healthcare offerings and highlighted a number of the carrier's wireless health partners, which included a number of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's healthcare partners. Verizon...
By Brian Dolan 08:00 am October 20, 2009
A recent report from the The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) and commissioned by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) found that only 6.3 percent of the hardware used in the field today are handheld devices like smartphones. The report follows an announcement from Verizon Wireless earlier this month that it now offering an application for home health care workers...