Sara Jackson

Biography for Sara Jackson

Sara Waldrop Jackson is the editor of FierceMobileHealthcare, and a veteran technology, business and healthcare editor who holds a Bachelor's of Journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. During her 20-year career as an award-winning reporter and editor, she has broken stories about infant kidnappings at U.S. hospitals; multimillion-dollar IT company stock scams; and Medicare mistakes that cost U.S. businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. But enough about healthcare! Sara has also reported on the joys of the professional croquet circuit (yes, there is one). A proud techno-geek, Sara also has an intense (and some say unhealthy) love of the Dallas Cowboys, indie movies and Ethiopian food. You can find her on LinkedIn; email her or follow her tweets @FierceHealthIT.

Articles by Sara Jackson

Remote monitoring system helps diagnose pneumonia, other conditions weeks earlier

The University of Missouri is expanding its remote monitoring system, following findings that the system can improve early detection of diseases such as pneumonia.

How to find the right remote mix

Many organizations are using chronic heart failure patients in pilot testing of remote health programs. Texas Health Resources is among them. The system has lowered readmission rates for these at-risk patients by 27 percent or more.

How the iPhone set the bar for other smartphones in healthcare

iPhones could be considered the technology that truly kick started the mobile revolution in home care. Small, easy to use and powerful, the iPhone was the first smartphone to really capture the...

Speech-powered iPad software aims to streamline ED tasks

An emergency department physician at Ashland [Ore.] Community Hospital is creating new software for the iPad that allows clinicians to document notes, narratives and other information without keyboards. The system--Sparrow EDIS--is natively developed for Apple device and has speech-recognition at its core.

New apps keep patients healthy on the road

Keeping your patients healthy can mean not only in the hospital, or at home, but also on the road. The New York Times published a valuable article this week pointing to some interesting apps that...

Axial Healthcare buys Mayo startup mRemedy

Raleigh, N.C.-based care coordination systems vendor Axial Healthcare snapped up the Mayo Clinic's in-house-developed mRemedy suite of products, the company announced last week. The mRemedy system--specifically its myTality segment--allows patients to navigate the post-discharge process, obtain health information, manage follow-up visits and even receive personalized care plans, according to the company.

A diabetes app docs can prescribe

At the same time that app store/certification company Happtique is trying to train physicians to use and prescribe mobile medical apps, developer WellDoc is creating a special version of its primary diabetes app that physicians can actually prescribe to patients.

Airstrip purchase of Palomar EMR kicks off all-in-one mobile platform push

In a bid to create a "mobile-EMR enhancer," mobile cardiac and obstetric monitoring company Airstrip Technologies just bought San Diego-based Palomar Health's self-developed electronic health record system.

iPad app monitors blood loss in OR

A new health startup--Palo Alto, Calif.-based Gauss Surgical Inc.--is developing an iPad app to monitor and track blood loss during surgeries.

mHealth Alliance works to improve tuberculosis care

The mHealth Alliance and Stop TB Partnership are teaming up to prevent Tuberculosis. The groups released a report that points to a host of ways to use that mobile devices and software to help patients adhere to medication regimens, diagnose TB in the field and more.