Here are some of the top stories in healthcare, telemedicine, and mobile health that our sister site mHealthWatch has been monitoring in recent days.
The growth of the mobile health (mHealth) industry is exploding. According to a new IDC Health Insights Report, clinical mobility spending in the United States is expected to grow from $2.9 billion in 2011 to $5.4 billion in 2016.
The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is defined as a longitudinal electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting. Included in this information are patient demographics, progress notes, problems, medications, vital signs, past medical history, immunizations, laboratory data and radiology reports. The EHR automates and streamlines the clinician’s workflow.
On Thursday, the University of Virginia Cancer Center announced that it has become the first cancer center to use Collaborative Medical Technology Corporation’s (CMTC) physician collaboration platform to enhance their tele-colposcopy cervical cancer screening program.
The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that University of Kansas researchers have received a $1.2 million grant to embark on a study that could show whether or not an iPad voice output application can help children with autism.
Two weeks ago, Dr. Peter Budetti, the Deputy Administrator for Program Integrity of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announced the release of two apps that will help physicians manage their financial systems more effectively. These smartphone apps are the first offered by CMS, and are intended to help all physicians manage patients’ payments and industry information, as well as ensure that all of these transactions comply with the transparency standards in the Sunshine provisions of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
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