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Study: mHealth Apps Have Poor Data Privacy Protection

2015 02 Oct

According to researchers, mobile health applications accredited by the UK National Health Service do not adequately protect the privacy of users' personal health information. The accreditation process requires app vendors to uphold the principles of data protection embodied in the UK Data Protection Act. However, the apps examined by the researchers... Read more

Executive Health Management

PRIMIT - Web Programme Encourages Hand Washing

2015 13 Aug

A randomised trial of more than 16,000 households in the UK used a web-based programme to encourage more frequent hand washing and found that it reduces the risk of catching and passing on respiratory tract infections to other household members. The research has been published in The Lancet. The programme called PRIMIT also showed that users of the... Read more

IT Management

Generation X and Y Improving Healthcare Management?

2015 27 Jul

As the baby boomers in healthcare leadership are starting to retire, some experts believe the generational transition in healthcare managers will bring profound changes. The incoming generation's preference for quick decisions and attachment to social media, the experts note, can be a good thing for healthcare management.Baby boomers brought with them... Read more

IT Management

'Living Services' Reach Health First

2015 27 Jun

A new report from Accenture predicts a new era of highly sophisticated “living services” that can learn and tailor themselves in real-time to meet the changing needs of consumers. This new era is brought about by the convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and shifting consumer expectations.Accenture officials say organisations will soon be providing... Read more

Executive Health Management

"Googling" Guidelines: The Ethics of Physicians Investigating Patients Online

2015 04 Feb

Formal guidelines which address physicians’ use of the internet and social media should be updated to include the ethics of physicians conducting online searches to learn more about their patients, say Penn State College of Medicine researchers. At the moment, there is a “Google blind spot” which is not discussed in professional guidelines such as those... Read more

IMAGING Management

Improving the Radiology Service Patient Experience

2015 20 Jan

Radiologists are increasingly recognising their role as direct service providers to patients and seeking to offer an exceptional patient experience as part of high-quality service delivery. A recent article by Andrew Rosenkrantz, MD  and Kristine Pysarenko, MD from NYU Langone Medical Center, published in Academic Radiology, explores important areas... Read more

IMAGING Management

#RSNA14: Patients Take Control of Their Imaging Exam Records

2014 02 Dec

New research presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2014) shows that patients value direct, independent access to their medical examinations. In the new study, researchers evaluated patient and provider satisfaction with the use of RSNA Image Share, an internet-based interoperable image exchange system that... Read more

IT Management

eHealth: How Technology Empowers Patients For Better Health

2014 27 Jul

The movement in the past decade toward patient-centred care has increasingly emphasised patient empowerment in healthcare. In particular, the Chronic Care Model, characterised by the interaction between an “informed and activated patient” and a “prepared and proactive practice team” has been highlighted as a fundamental model for optimum care. Likewise,... Read more

Executive Health Management

American Hospital Association Launches Interactive Marketplace

2014 22 Jul

With the launch of AHA SmartMarket™ intelligent information sharing and purchasing has taken a leap forward, according to the American Hospital Association. Designed to connect health professionals with each other and vendors, AHA SmartMarket™ is an interactive marketplace where health professionals can search on  services and products, review and rate... Read more

IT Management

Broadcasting Biology: Pros and Cons of Wearable Technology

2014 03 Jun

Google Glass is not the only technology changing the view of people who embrace new developments in wireless wearables. Devices like Fitbit and Nike’s FuelBand allow users to track health and fitness data via online databases, making it possible to see how many calories have been burned during any given workout. People with chronic diseases like diabetes... Read more

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