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Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – November 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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10 Mobile Health Apps for Doctors

The FDA’s recent ruling on monitoring mobile medical applications tells us something: there are so many health apps on the market that the FDA has to focus on approving only those which are using mobile technology to make a specific diagnosis or that transform mobile devices into a regulated medical device. So with thousands of […]

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Healthcare Games Aren’t for Everyone

This morning, I read an article called “Stop playing games with healthcare” about gamification being “a buzzy word, not a real fix” for healthcare. The author, Ryan Bradley, sat in on a case competition earlier this year where teams pitched ideas that would leverage IT to transform and improve healthcare. Immediately, a theme emerged, and […]

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Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – October 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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Healthcare Analytics for the Patient Centered Medical Home

The patient centered medical home (PCMH) emphasizes care coordination and communication between various healthcare delivery systems. This coordinated care system can lead to better quality healthcare delivery as well as a better patient experience – but in order to achieve these benefits, providers must be able to see and interpret data from across the many […]

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Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – September 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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Making Mobile Medical Apps Just Got Easier

Earlier today, the FDA released its final guidance for developers of mobile medical applications. The FDA is focusing on regulating potentially harmful apps instead of policing applications that pose minimal risk to consumers. These more harmful apps include those which are using mobile technology to make a specific diagnosis and those which transform mobile devices […]

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Congratulations to Marshfield Clinic on Web Development WebAward!

Congratulations to Perficient client Marshfield Clinic on their 2013 Healthcare Provider Standard of Excellence WebAward in Web Development. The Web Marketing Association‘s annual WebAward competition has been setting the standard of excellence for website development since 1997. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries. The best are recognized with a […]

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Gaming and Gamification for Healthcare with the Xbox One

Earlier this week two of my colleagues, Michael Porter and Ryan Duclos, each wrote blogs about the potential uses beyond gaming for the upcoming Xbox One. Micheal explored some of the possible uses in healthcare specifically, from gamification to surgical tool: Better Healthcare because of Kinect The HIT Consultant has a blog post on how […]

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Quantitative Self Movement: Not Just for Healthcare Professionals

Being in a position where I work in both healthcare and marketing, I love seeing these two worlds come together. Last week I read the article, “Why Marketers Should Care About The Quantified Self,” which touches on a topic that is of personal and professional interest to me. As the article explains, the quantified self […]

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Top 5 Technology Trends in Healthcare – August 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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Is Cloud Computing the Answer for Healthcare?

It is a much talked about fact that the healthcare industry lags behind other industries in IT adoption. With constantly changing regulations, security concerns, and the pressure to deliver better care at a lower cost, healthcare providers have not implemented the latest technologies to leverage their data. One solution to these issues is cloud computing. […]

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Top Technology Trends in Healthcare – July 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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Getting Started Connecting with Patients Online

In our new Perficient Perspective, “The Driving Force of Social Media in Healthcare,” Dr. Marcie Stoshak-Chavez discusses the increasingly social world of healthcare. In it, she discusses the value of connecting with patients online – but how do healthcare providers begin to establish this relationship? According to PwC’s Health Research Institute, early a third of […]

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e-Patients Enhancing Health Through Social Media

Each day millions of pieces of information are shared over social platforms. There are over 400 million Tweets and 2.5 billion items shared on Facebook each day – and these are just two of many social networks. Healthcare has not ignored this shift to social and is working towards integrating these various networking channels with […]

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Harnessing Hospital Data to Improve Healthcare

In the age of ACOs and value based payments, there is a constant pressure on the healthcare industry to reduce costs without damaging the quality of care provided. While there are many factors in this balancing act, hospital readmissions and lack of medication adherence are two issues driving up costs that can be addressed and […]

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Drive Compliance and Profitability with Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare organizations face a constant pressure to reduce costs and improve performance, all while meeting changing regulatory regulations. Fortunately, with constant developments in technology, health IT can help organizations gain a competitive advantage. Healthcare analytics can provide organizations the ability to use their data to improve the quality of care, increase financial efficiency and operational […]

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The Tablet Battle in Healthcare

I came across an article this morning about the growing trend of doctors using tablets in healthcare – specifically the Microsoft Surface Pro and the Apple iPad. According Manhattan Research quoted in the article, 72% of healthcare providers now use tablets in their jobs. The iPad accounts for over half of the tablets used in […]

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Top Technology Trends in Healthcare – June 2013

The healthcare IT field is rapidly developing and changing. Emerging technology and updated regulations put pressure on healthcare providers and health plans to stay ahead of the curve. Perficient creates a monthly list that explores some of the current topics and issues in health IT. This list examines the most talked about issues and technologies […]

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Leveraging Analytics for Hospital Value Based Purchasing

Value based purchasing in healthcare has been discussed several times on our blog, most recently in the posts “Taking back the reins: Value-Based Purchasing in Healthcare” and “Maximizing Financial Rewards from Hospital Value Based Purchasing.” Last month, Perficient’s Martin Sizemore also co-presented a webinar with CitiusTech called “Hospital Value Based Purchasing: Leveraging Analytics Platform for […]

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