Three innovative mobile apps for physicians

Patients are using mobile medical apps to take more responsibility for their well-being, but physicians can benefit from on-the-go technology as well. In fact, more and more doctors are incorporating mobile technology into their practices to be more efficient and effective. Here are three apps to consider. DrawMD (by Visible Health) With DrawMD for the […]

Are you getting the attention you need from your IT Partner?

An electronic medical record (EMR) or practice management system is only the first step in bringing your practice into the modern era; you must also use the systems appropriately. When it comes to software, functionality is important to health-providers—but if you’re hung up on software functionality, you may not be taking care of what drives […]

Where Meaningful Use Stage 2 is likely to cause problems

Meaningful Use Stage 2 begins on January 1, 2014, and while many health-care providers have implemented electronic medical records (EMRs) in preparation, stumbling blocks exist. Here are three of them. Getting patients to use portals. More than 50% of patients seen during the reporting period must receive timely online access to their health information, which […]

The future of mobile health-care apps is bright

Congressional hearings on mobile health-care application regulation suggest the future is bright for this technology, say mHIMSS executives Tom Martin and David Collins. The hearings, held March 19-21, considered the importance of allowing innovation to flourish vs. the importance of regulation for patient safety. Discussed in the hearings were the dangers of strict FDA oversight […]

2013: The year of the vendor switch?

A new report suggests that 2013 may be the year of the great electronic medical records (EMR) vendor switch given that many EMRS are falling short of providers’ expectations. To come to that conclusion, Black Book Rankings polled roughly 17,000 active EMR adopters – and found that as many as 17 percent may switch out […]

Using your technology the right way

Busy medical professionals often struggle to stay on top of it all: managing the business and handling billing often cuts into patient-care time. One solution: Get help from someone who can guide you through the process of using your technology the right way. It’s one thing to have the technology you need; it’s another to […]

How the cloud is transforming health care

Cloud computing is still a relatively new information technology concept, but it’s already beginning to be relevant in health care – because it utilizes economies of scale to provide massive computing power and storage to users who sign up for the service. Here are five ways cloud competing is transforming health care. Easy access – […]