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Harry Greenspun: In a Jetsons world, docs' offices resemble the Flintstones

While personal health data abounds, it won't help patients make the right healthcare decisions if they don't know what to do with it, according to Harry Greenspun, M.D., senior adviser at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.

UCSF researchers log 2.5 million patient alarms in one month

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco monitored one month's worth of alarms at the facility to determine the alarm causes, as well as potential solutions to fatigue.

DHS to investigate med devices, hospital equipment for cybersecurity issues

Medical devices and hospital equipment are under investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after suspected cybersecurity flaws that could allow the tools to be hacked.

4 goals of the federal Health IT Safety Center

Goals for the new federal health Information technology safety center, an idea initially proposed by the Institute of Medicine in a report published in November 2011, are outlined in a new article published this week the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

3 ways health IT startups can stand out

Healthcare IT is a booming industry for startups, with $5 billion invested into digital health this year alone. But with so many companies entering into health IT, startups have to find ways to stand out from the rest. New companies will have to find unique technologies and unique ideas to make an impact, according to an article at  CIO.com

Slow down, Apple; mHealth tech requires validity to drive user adoption

Sometimes, with all that's going on with mobile healthcare technology--from emerging tools and the stream of research reports to product development and deployment--it can be easy for tech experts to become too focused on being first and ahead of the pack rather than producing a viable and validated product.

Texting as healthcare tool shows promise

An in-depth examination of research literature regarding the use of text messaging as a healthcare tool indicates texting can benefit patients and boost treatment initiatives in several ways.

Doc: Smartwatches are a fad, but other wearables have staying power

The smartwatch is a fad, but developers demonstrating clinical use of tools will be the "Holy Grail" in pushing mHealth to the next level, according to a clinical associate professor of medicine at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

Hospital goes mobile with physician order entry to boost treatment process

Canada's biggest hospital is utilizing a native mobile electronic order entry system for physicians featuring an app that lets doctors prescribe and conduct data entry wherever they may be.

Report: mHealth wearable growth spurred by sensor tech, chronic disease needs

Advances in sensor technologies and mobile Internet are driving huge growth for the wearable healthcare segment, which is predicted to soar from today's $2 billion to $41 billion by 2020, according to a report from Soreon Research.