FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg began her keynote on the final day of the mHealth summit in Washington, D.C., by joking about her qualifications to speak: She only got an iPhone two weeks ago, she said. But, she added: "I may be a late adopter, but I recognize that the world is transforming."
The use of data analytics helped Kaiser Permanente's Southern California hospitals achieve mortality rates 26 percent lower than at other hospitals in the system, according to Chief Medical Information Officer John Mattison.
Cost of care decreased and patient satisfaction jumped in a remote monitoring pilot project conducted by CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas, according to research presented this week at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C.
Data from a health information exchange can more accurately identify patients who visit hospital emergency departments frequently than a single site's records, according to research published at Health Affairs.
Lawmakers are concerned that an October hack into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's online submission systems hasn't been adequately investigated. In a letter to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, five representatives on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have asked for more details.
The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) is urging the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to conduct full end-to-end testing of ICD-10 to prevent cash-flow problems for physician practices.
The Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC) at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mount Home, Tenn. has been cited for not notifying women about their cervical cancer screening results and...
Hospitals are employing safeguards to prevent electronic health record fraud and abuse to varying degrees, but must do more, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General.
Speaking at a policy discussion panel Monday at the 2013 mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., Jodi Daniel, director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT's Office of Policy Planning, said the draft report on health IT called for by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act will be out and ready for public comment in early 2014.
Mobile technology may be the future of patient-centric care, but better evidence is needed to take it to the next level, according to a panel of experts speaking Tuesday morning at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., at FierceMobileHealthcare 's executive breakfast panel "mHealth's Role in Patient Engagement."