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More robust services, outcomes needed to spur mHealth use

While 30 percent of online consumers would embrace a healthcare data service in exchange for lower healthcare costs, just as many remain wary about data security, according to a new Decisions Resources Group research report.

New Orleans healthcare provider first to link EHR with Apple HealthKit

A Louisiana healthcare provider is the first Epic Systems client to integrate its electronic health record system with the Apple HealthKit platform.

E-health expert: mHealth apps useless; physicians need greater tech expertise

An Australian medical expert in e-health systems says today's mHealth apps are "useless" and app makers require greater knowledge on what's needed by medical professionals and patients, according to an article at the Sydney Morning Herald.

Fitbit not yet jumping on Apple HealthKit bandwagon

Fitbit is one of the few fitness tracking device makers that isn't busy integrating with Apple's new iOS 8 Health app and HealthKit platform, according to an article at 9To5Mac.

Wireless device increases nurse response time

A Wisconsin-based healthcare organization is tapping a mobile nurse calling system in a quest to drive more open communication between patients and care providers, as well as gain operational cost efficiencies, according to a Healthcare Informatics article.

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A review of appropriateness criteria of outpatient abdominal and pelvic CT and MRI exams published in  Academic Radiology  has found that of the exams matched with American College of Radiology appropriateness criteria, a high percentage were appropriate and more likely to lead to significant results than inappropriate studies.

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Interruptions in the form of telephone calls increase the possibility that radiology residents can make mistakes in creating preliminary reports, according to an article published online in  Academic Radiology.