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mHealth at Mobile World Congress 2014

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mHealth at MWC14

Mobile World Congress is th​e world’s biggest mobile ​industry meeting and has started here in Barcelona (the ‘Mobile World Capital’) and continues until the 27th February 2014. This year the meeting coincides with the world’s biggest Healthcare IT meeting (HIMSS in Orlando Florida) and if you click here you can also follow live mHealth Insights from that industry meeting courtesy of our super smart US partner Dr Chris Bickford MD.

Click here to view a comprehensive mHealth Guide to Mobile World Congress.

Refresh this page or click here to read updates from the meeting:

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First time visitor to mHealth Insight? …here’s a little introduction to me. I’ve been attending and tracking mHealth developments from Mobile World Congress since it was started. You might like to check out the mHealth reviews I made from the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Mobile…

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mHealth and mFitness Users to reach 100 million by 2018 [REPORT]

Smartphones are set to take the centre-stage in mHealth, strengthening the traditional stand-alone mHealth monitoring

Smartphone-based mHealth is going to undergo a significant rise in the next five years and mHealth-based hardware devices linked to their companion applications on smartphones is going to play a huge role in enabling it, a new report from Juniper Research claims.

https://i1.wp.com/www.instant.ly/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/symcat.jpgAccording to the report published by Juniper Research called Mobile Health & Fitness: Monitoring, App-enabled Devices & Cost Savings 2013-2018, there will be close to 100 million users of app-enabled mHealth and mFitness (mobile-fitness) hardware devices by 2018. Currently, there are approximately 15 million people using such services and devices. The report also states that mHealth sector is looking forward to use applications to enable services like remote patient monitoring, tracking, and even mobile ultrasound services. Continue reading

Why EMRs Are Crucial To Patient Satisfaction

EMRs play a crucial role when it comes to keeping patients happy and satisfied, a new study suggests.

https://healthitplus.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/5c9b5-ehrl.jpgAccording to a study conducted by Aeffect and 88 Brand Partners, more and more patients are logging in to check their medical records and like it. Data suggests that about 24 percent of patients log into their EMR to receive test results, order medication refills and to book appointments with their physician. Also, 78 percent of those patients reported being more satisfied with their doctors in comparison to 68 percent of those who had not used EMRs.

The growing portion of provider’s reimbursement is driven by patient satisfaction, which is why it becoming a top priority for healthcare providers. But for a lot of hospitals, the issue still persists. Their patient satisfaction survey results make up 30 percent of their quality score in Medicare’s “value-based purchasing” program, part of the Affordable Care Act. Continue reading

KMG HealthIT+ Newsletter – September Issue

1. Health IT Spending to Cross $34.5 Billion in 2014

2. Why it’s Crucial for Providers to Invest in mHealth

3. Physicians Embrace Smartphones and Tablets, Become Digital Omnivores

4. Building Patient Compliance through mHealth

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EHRs changing the way doctors deliver care

Although it would not be completely correct to say that technology advancement in healthcare has been rapid and up-to-date, it would not be wrong to say that healthcare technology is changing the world we live in and healthcare as we know it. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have been helping thousands of doctors storing and keeping track of millions of patients across the world. With Meaningful Use approaching latter stages and further reformation of healthcare laws, technology is transforming patient care delivery throughout the nation.

https://i2.wp.com/www.practicefusion.com/ehrbloggers/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/iStock_000010227504XSmall.jpgEHRs not only store patient data digitally but also help in cracking down cases where a patient might have been using or has been supplied unsafe drugs or medical devices. In a highly evolved and interoperable EHR adoption environment, EHR prescriptions could go as far as detecting bioterrorism on food systems and even water supplies.

But health is not the only way how EHRs are helping healthcare providers and patients. Another systemic solution provided by EHRs is that their interoperability enables healthcare delivery and its provision, owing to the unprecedented advantages it gives to all stakeholders involved in any healthcare transaction. EHRs are capable of sending information to any other interoperable system instantly, enabling doctors to take better, faster decisions at point of care. EHRs carry all critical information related to a patient’s health history. That’s why having instant access to such information; doctors are in a position to deliver better care and are in a position to make error-free decisions. Continue reading