Smartphone platform speeds up hospital's nurse, doctor communications

A New Hampshire hospital has reduced communication lag time between nurses and doctors from 28 minutes to less than 5 minutes using a smartphone-based platform.

Wearable patch design may lead to quicker, cheaper innovation

Healthcare electronic wearable patches may soon be easier, quicker and cheaper to make due to a new approach by University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering researchers.

Customized mHealth approach aims to boost diabetic self-care

A new mHealth app developed by a University of Louisiana at Lafayette research team may boost chronic disease management by using health informatics data to spur increased self-care by patients managing diabetes, according to information presented last week at the American Health Information Management Association's annual convention in New Orleans.

Yale researchers tap Apple ResearchKit to study heart condition

In a quest to investigate cardiomyopathy, Yale School of Medicine researchers are launching a study using the Apple iPhone and ResearchKit platform to gain a deeper understanding of the heart muscle ailment.

Children's Health apps target chronic care management, internal operations improvement

A Dallas hospital has developed an app it hopes will spur young patients into proactive management of asthma, along with a version that will integrate with patients' electronic health records.


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The current payment plans for accountable care organizations do not work and should be replaced with a global payment model adjusted for risk, two healthcare experts say in a Health Affairs blog post.


Pay at hospitals and health systems--particularly those larger in size--are going up at a fairly brisk pace, according to the latest compensation survey from SullivanCotter & Associates.