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Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Frank Federico: Technology can't dictate care

If implemented well, technology can do great things for healthcare, but providers can't let it dictate how to do their work, says Institute for Healthcare Improvement Executive Director Frank Federico.

For healthcare tech purchases, focus on value

In the shift toward value-based care, savvy chief information officers will focus on buying effective services, not mega-expensive hardware, according to Dick Escue, CIO of Valley View Hospital in Colorado.

Teaching hospitals can provide a unique testbed for innovation

Teaching hospitals can provide the resources and environment needed to effectively test out digital innovations and bring them to market, according to an article at  Harvard Business Review.

MEDTECH proposal limits regulation of EHRs, decision support

Forthcoming legislation drafted by Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) looks to exempt electronic health records and clinical decision support software from oversight by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Report: Smart clothing, mHealth wearables on track for big growth

An increasing desire to track health issues and activity and share data with physicians will drive mHealth wearables adoption, according to a new Gartner research report. 

How to establish an mHealth BYOD policy

Getting an early start, taking a hybrid flexible approach and establishing a strong comprehensive use policy are key in developing a bring-your-own-device program within the healthcare environment, according to John Donohue, associate chief information officer of technology and infrastructure at Penn Medicine, in an article published at  mHealthNews.

Smartphone apps next frontier in treating mental health issues

Smartphone apps that monitor human behavior, speech and voice levels, moods and social interaction are being researched as potential tools for helping those suffering from mental illness, include bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Researchers hope someday soon that such tools will also be able to predict and serve as a proactive mechanism for alerting patients and doctors on impending mental illness episodes.

Top mHealth drivers are cost savings, early patient intervention care

The top compelling mHealth driver is the ability to save money via early intervention patient care outside of a hospital setting and reduce readmissions rates, Mony Weschler, chief applications strategist at New York's Montefiore Medical Center, tells  mHealthNews, noting the first mHealth tool destined to become ubiquitous will be biometrics monitoring.

Project shows promise of mHealth devices, cloud-based tools for clinical trials

A method development project conducted by Medidata and GlaxoSmithKline reveals mHealth technologies boast the capability to collect big data sets using cloud-based tools that can lead to real-time insight on patient well-being, according to a report at

American adults increasingly interested in mHealth apps, devices

Nearly half of American adults, 48 percent, are extremely interested in using smartphone and tablets for checking blood pressure, 47 percent are interested in tools that monitor their heartbeats and 23 percent are somewhat interested in using mHealth apps and devices, according to a new Harris Poll.