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Privacy a priority during health system's Apple Watch deployment

Protecting patient data and privacy requires prime attention when deploying mHealth technology, according to Michael Ash, chief transformation officer at Nebraska Medicine. The health system is conducting a $10 million research project on the impact of remote health monitoring of chronically ill patients, and is now deploying an Apple Watch-based version of its EHR to let patients and physicians communicate and access data from test result notices to appointment information.

Mobile technology at the bedside connects patients, physicians

Mobile technology in advanced diagnostic imaging can be a valuable approach to keeping a doctor connected to a patient during concussion and brain injury treatment scenarios, according to a new case study.

How physicians can get patients involved with mHealth

Patient engagement doesn't have to be an expensive or a cumbersome proposition, and there are many approaches providers can take to get patients onboard with the tools, says Mark Burrell, vice president of global user experience practice at Medullan.

App aims to streamline, enhance healthcare incident reporting

London-based researchers are testing a new app-based approach to streamline healthcare incident reporting processes while also providing needed user features, such as identification of safety issues and the ability to prioritize resources.

The role healthcare plays in the 'smart home'

The smart home is moving from being a dream for the future to a reality today--and healthcare will play a vital role in that new frontier, especially in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from Parks Associates. 

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A three-judge panel at a federal appeals court has unanimously rejected Tuomey Healthcare System's appeal of a 2013 court ruling that found the provider guilty of submitting nearly 22,000 false claims to Medicare, according to  The Washington Post.  

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Years after the Office of Inspector General (OIG) identified serious problems with states reporting encounter data for managed care beneficiaries, a new government report shows that the same reporting lapses remain.