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From chief nursing informatics officers to chief information officers, nurses increasingly are taking on new leadership roles in health IT and having a major impact on healthcare innovation and delivery.
For instance, nurse informatics are vital to information system development, implementation and optimization, according to the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2014 Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey, released in February. More than 70 percent of the survey's respondents hold a title that specifies informatics, and interest in additional training within the field is also shown to be on the rise.
FierceHealthIT spoke with three nurses who also are leaders in healthcare IT. Read the full report
More than 50 percent of U.S. hospitals are using smartphones and or tablets and 69 percent of clinicians are using both a desktop/laptop and a smartphone/tablet to access data, according to the 2014 HIMSS Analytics Mobile Devices Study.
One of the greatest things about technology is it is always changing, always morphing and nearly always improving on what's already in play, and nowhere is this more true than the mHealth landscape.
We've all witnessed how the smartphone is now firmly a building block for hundreds of mHealth innovations, from monitoring devices and apps tracking patient's treatment todiagnostic tech helping niche groups such as veterans andthose needing psychiatric treatment. Today's smartphones are helping care providers, spurring better healthcare efforts, giving patients telehealth and mobile healthcare data access all while saving time and money.
And now smartphones may take the place of wearables as the perfect mHealth device. Read more...
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