Telehealth up 53%, growing faster than any other place of care
This emerging mode of care, increasingly being paid for, outpaced care from urgent care centers and retail clinics.
Symptom-checking health app often wrong in diagnosing eye problems
Type in your symptoms and find out what’s the matter. Research finds it’s not so simple. Patients could get false reassurance and put off urgently needed care.
Wearables improve post-op recovery when every step counts
Patients at Cedars-Sinai get in-room displays showing how they are progressing toward an important postsurgical ambulation goal: 1,000 steps.
Data model will help doctors surf ocean of patient BP info
The AMA’s self-measured blood pressure data model manages the collection and exchange of information to ensure clinical validity and help physicians make sense of it.
4 mistakes your patients should avoid with wearables
The use of wearable devices to monitor patients’ vital signs are surging. Experts offer advice for physicians and health systems.
Why patients worry about cybersecurity and patient-generated data
A clearer picture on how to use patient-generated health data is developing. Proceed with caution when integrating this new data into your IT system.
Xcertia releases updated mobile health-app guidelines for comment
Guidelines are aimed to build patient and physician confidence in mHealth apps and address concerns that hinder their adoption.
AMA’s integrated health model initiative launches first data model
The IHMI, founded by the AMA announced the development of a new data model to manage an uninterrupted stream of data to remotely monitor blood pressure.
AMA brings physician, patient perspectives to HIMSS conference
AMA takes message to HIMSS that health IT must be evidence-based, validated, actionable and strengthen the patient-doctor relationship.