Pilot program taps home health monitoring to reduce hospitalization and length of stay rates
So many mobile, telehealth and remote monitoring technologies today are long on promise but short on proof – so it’s worth taking stock when one pays off in a substantive fashion.read more
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Guest author Pablo Orlando is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and COO of Gone, an on-demand selling service that helps users rid unwanted items.
New on-demand services are springing up everywhere and changing business in nearly every possible way. But as legion as they might seem to be, getting them off the ground is no easy task.read more
From the Target employee that gave a rousing speech on Black Friday to the Southwest flight attendant that raps safety instructions, viral sensations get millions of views on YouTube and are endlessly retweeted and shared. They are even covered by media companies across the globe scoring truckloads of good press and marketing mojo for the companies they represent. Often these innovative marketing masterpieces don’t even come from the marketing department, but from somewhere else entirely unexpected.read more
This time, not so. As he made the rounds with investors like Institutional Venture Partners and T. Rowe Price, Mr. Hindawi said, he was asked to show sales and profit margins. “A lot of the funders we spoke with are starting to get really scared,” he said. “This time the questions were, ‘Is this a sustainable business? Do you guys actually make money?’ ”read more
48 eligible professionals must find new EHRs if they wish to stay with MU
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT announced Wednesday that two pieces of electronic health record software have had their certifications revoked, meaning providers can no longer use them to attest to meaningful use.read more
“Highly unlikely” would probably be how you’d have responded a year ago to someone telling you two of the largest tech companies in the world — Apple and Google — would both try to fix mobile advertising by blocking ads, but that’s currently the case.read more
Google, a leader in efforts to create driverless cars, has run into an odd safety conundrum: humans.
Last month, as one of Google’s self-driving cars approached a crosswalk, it did what it was supposed to do when it slowed to allow a pedestrian to cross, prompting its “safety driver” to apply the brakes. The pedestrian was fine, but not so much Google’s car, which was hit from behind by a human-driven sedan.read more
About 200 years ago a French physician rolled a sheet of paper into a cylinder and held it up to the chest of a patient. The creation was crude and simple, but it worked. Rene Laenneac could better hear his patient’s heartbeat, and the stethoscope was born.
Today, the stethoscope remains a fixture in medicine, draped around the shoulders of doctors. It’s also overdo for a makeover.read more
The cloud-based software vendor is driving toward what it calls ‘precision healthcare,’ not to be confused with precision medicine
Essentially confirming months of rumors about its intentions to plant a flag in the healthcare market, Salesforce.com has unveiled Health Cloud.
The software-as-a-service suite features what the company calls “patient relationship management” tools – which are technologically distinct from today’s crop of electronic health record systems.read more
Even this close to the deadline more than half of respondents to a new survey said they are not yet on course
ICD-10 is officially a month away and all indications suggest this Oct. 1 will be the day that finally matters for the code set conversion.
Despite multiple delays, years of controversy, and billions invested into the transition, however, the persistent question remains: Exactly how ready are providers for ICD-10?read more