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Patients are turning to online resources for medical advice rather than consulting actual physicians. And many consumers are utilizing fitness-tracking devices and programs to improve their health instead of reaching out to their doctors. So what do healthcare organizations need to do to get the doctor-patient relationship back on track?

The key is reaching patients where they are and communicating with them in the ways they prefer, which is why mobile healthcare apps are just what the doctor ordered.

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Today, doctor-patient communication is infrequent and asynchronous. Most people have one conversation with their doctors per year, and the average Millennial consults even less frequently. To provi…
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What 4 critical features do healthcare network infrastructures needs to keep up with the technology evolution? Find out that and more in this special guest post by Karin Ratchinsky, director of healthcare vertical strategy at Level 3 Communications!
Healthcare innovation can be a double-edged sword: The evolution is occurring rapidly, and networks must be flexible enough to respond to new and ever-changing demands. In this guest post, Karin Ra…
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While many doctors and other medical professionals are using tablets in their work, a recent survey shows one group of med school students don't see many benefits in using Apple's popular iPad.
A lot has been written about the use of tablets in healthcare and how providers are beginning to use mobile devices for their work. But enthusiasm for popular tablets may not be as high as many obs...
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Many hospitals use electronic patient data for marketing, public health research and other purposes. That's getting many patients concerned about who their information is shared with. 
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The incidents of unintended retention of foreign objects (URFOs) doesn't seem all that high with 772 incidents being reported to the Joint Commission over 7 years. But when you consider the fact that these events can cause death, and for those that survive, they often suffer with severe physical and emotional harm, it's still way too many. Here's how to prevent them:
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The use of smartphones for health care has grown 27% over the past year.
Manhattan Research’s Cybercitizen Health® U.S. study highlights top patient groups using mobile phones for health in 2013, helps marketers understand multichannel opportunities for 50+ patient and caregiver audiences
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According to a recent study in BMJ, at least 250,000 people die each year in the US due to medical errors.While there will always be human error, safety-enhancing laboratory management solutions can help reduce the impact it has and increase patient safety.
The third-leading cause of death in the United States is largely a preventable one: medical errors. In this guest post, Matthew Hawkins, president of a laboratory information systems provider, expl…
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Medical science has made incredible progress. But there’s one frontier that still needs to be crossed for the industry to provide the best possible care: the data problem. Jonathan Ring, co-founder and CEO of Caringo, explains how object storage may be the solution to this problem.
Medical science has made incredible progress with disease management and life expectancies. But there’s one frontier that still needs to be crossed for the healthcare industry to provide the best p…
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Most hospitals get great results from telemedicine, but not all have the same experience.
Many healthcare providers have been adopting telehealth programs with great results for both the organization and its patients. But that doesn't mean all hospitals are having the same experience.  ...
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The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) is one of six hospital engagement networks across the country to be selected for this program for creating tested strategies to measure and improve outcomes for patients. The Leading Edge Advanced Practice Topics (LEAPT) funding will allow Minnesota hospitals to create tested strategies to measure and improve outcomes for patients.
ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) has been awarded $4.5 million from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to further expand its work to enhance patient safety. The award was effective Sept. 26, 2013.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/MM73437LOGO)The MHA Hospital Engagement Network competed successfully as a hospita...
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As more people search online for healthcare info, here are tips for hospitals looking to reach more patients through their websites.
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Despite the many new ways healthcare providers can communicate with patients, most prefer old-fashioned methods.
Despite the vast number of new tech products aimed at making communication easier, doctors still prefer talking to patients the old-fashioned ways.  Many early adopters -- and IT vendors -- have to...
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