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#HIMSS15 Hot Topic: Remote Patient Monitoring and Big Data

I’m learning lots at HIMSS this week about remote patient monitoring. I’m very interested in the subject of harvesting data from patient monitoring devices and mashing it up with structured data about patients. I am awestruck when I consider the possibilities. “Personal IT” and remote patient monitoring technologies (RPM) are set for incredible growth and […]

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3 Patient Engagement Trends to Watch at #HIMSS15

Every year, the week of the National HIMSS conference is marked as the most exhilarating an exhausting week of the year. The exhaustion comes from all that walking. In fact, in this year’s #HIMSS15 Mix Tape, my contribution was that ol’ “I would walk 500 miles” songs from the 90’s. Fortunately, the exhilaration keeps me […]

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Connected Health Top 10: #6 The Patient Digital #mHealth Platform

Patient mobile health (mHealth) is beginning to move beyond just a “cool technology” and toward more practical approaches for care delivery. According to PEW Research, over 90% of the world’s population has some type of mobile device, which makes mHealth technology an important connection point for both local and global health. This technology will bring: […]

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Wearable Technology for All

The definition of wearable technology has changed as much as technology has in the last century. In the first waves of wearable technology we got the calculator watch, you know the one, featured in back to the future. Although we have yet to see a hover board, wearable technology has gone to unbelievable heights. From […]

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Creepy or Cool? A View of Connected Health in 2025

One of the fun aspects of my job is research. I get to research the Connected Health trends to understand where the market is headed and how to then prepare healthcare organizations for those changes to capitalize off of the advantage of public health meets good timing meets technology. I typically chart the trends out […]

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#TexasHIMSS: Mobile Health at Rockdale Medical Center

At Texas HIMSS today I was able to view a use case for Enterprise Mobile. That’s the term I use to describe the use of mobile devices internal to a healthcare organization. In this case, Rockdale enabled a single point of workflow across disparate data sources and care locations to enable physicians via a mobile […]

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A Love Letter to Meaningful Use – #HIMSS14

It seems appropriate on Valentine’s Day to write love letters. This is my letter of adoration to Meaningful Use. In the past, I have written about how much time and productivity is wasted in the average physician’s office handling phone calls about prescription refills. My physician’s office has successfully implemented their EMR software, and the […]

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App Annie Ranks #mHealth

From the fun-loving portal chap that brought us Find a Provider tools that don’t make babies cry (read: Mark Polly), I bring to you a ranking of Mobile Health apps by App Annie. App Annie a ranking app that uses app store analytics and market intelligence to rank and visualize an app’s download, revenue, ranking, […]

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Digital Experiences Critical to Healthcare Industry Success

The healthcare industry continues to undergo dramatic change due to regulatory reform including Meaningful Use Stage 2, which stipulates requirements and feedback on what a patient portal should be. As a result, we see a challenging dynamic between patients, providers and payers. An exceptional digital experience is one way to help each stakeholder get through […]

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Connected Health Trend Countdown: #4 Reaching the Mobile 91%

Quick, grab your mobile phone. It’s pretty close at hand, I’m guessing. Hence, our next trend in the 2014 Connected Health Trend Countdown: Trend #4: Gamification, Quantified Self, and the Internet of Things You are undoubtedly part of the 90% of the world’s population that is covered by a commercial wireless signal. According to Pew […]

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Upcoming Webinar: Building a Better Healthcare Dashboard

According to a recent world study, when it comes to the topic of big data and decision-making for healthcare organizations, a top challenge reported is the ability to analyze data and deliver insights in real time. Unfortunately, many key performance indicators on healthcare dashboards fail to drive real results or are missing key organizational improvement […]

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Connected Health Trend Countdown: #7 Care Knows No Bounds

Today’s entry in the 2014 Connected trend Health countdown takes us far away from home: Trend #7: Care That Knows No Bounds It wasn’t so long ago when the general consensus amongst healthcare leaders was ripe with uncertainty regarding the returns to be had from telehealth and remote patient monitoring investments. It’s only a year […]

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Swallowing Sensors Gives New Meaning to the Quanitifed Self

You’ve heard of wearables in healthcare technology, but have you considered swallowables? Swallowing a piece of electronics is something that people are actually willing to try. Just this morning, Intel released results from a very compelling study on a range of consumer interest in electronic “wearables” and monitors. They asked people how willing they are […]

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Identity and the Internet of Things – Lessons for Healthcare

Attending Dreamforce in San Francisco last month, I was reminded of an article I read in All Things Digital about the role of Identity and the Internet of Things. Apparently Marc Benioff, salesforce.com’s CEO, mentioned during a presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Technology Conference, that Phillips, the electronics company long known […]

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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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Texting Bridges the Mobile Health Digital Divide

Whether it is real or perceived, the digital divide is often used as an excuse for non-adoption of mobile health. What is the “digital divide” exactly? The term is meant to describe the differences between people, households, or demographic/socioeconomic groups with regards to access to information technology and the knowledge and skills needed to use […]

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