Across most of healthcare’s history, care models have been heavily dictated by caregivers and government decisions. The advent of new technologies though, is changing everything. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
Over the next year, HIT solution providers can expect to see both mHealth and value-based care cement their roles in the healthcare industry, if not become more important. Aetna though, expects the two to merge in a way that brings clinicians new perspective on their data and their patients, according to mHealth Intelligence.
Smaller EHR vendors might end up in a pinch because of certification requirements around MACRA.
The medical image management market (which covers PACS systems, VNAs and AICAs) has had some interesting developments over the last few months. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
Aetna and Apple are partnering in a new mHealth initiative that will supply Apple Watches in order to aid in the development of iOS-specific programs. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
Smaller practices might not be quite ready to take on the challenges of MACRA, but it’s never too early for MSPs to start talking tech solutions with them. Small practices in particular are going to find themselves facing an incredibly complex reimbursement environment and, according to Diagnostic Imaging, tech won’t be an option in keeping up. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
Every year, millions of people die from preventable diseases and conditions including diabetes, obesity, infectious disease, chronic respiratory disease, and cardiovascular disease. As technology becomes more fundamental to healthcare, preventive healthcare innovation (technologies used in measures adopted for disease prevention instead of treatment) are showing big predicted growth.
Vendor is likely to blame for yet another recent potential exposure of healthcare data.
DDS leader, Absolute releases whitepaper on the cost of healthcare data breach settlements involving lost or stolen devices. By Megan Williams, contributing writer
Almost exclusively, the news around healthcare data breaches focuses on mass — only the biggest and most broadly impactful violations receive much attention. According to an Information Management article, this might all soon be changing thanks to new action from the HHS Office for Civil Rights and its enforcement of rules surrounding HIPAA.