The term “Meaningful Use” gets thrown around quite a bit in the healthcare industry, but if it is not one of your direct responsibilities, you might not be aware of all that it entails. When a healthcare organization adopts the use of certified electronic health records (EHR) technology, they are said to be practicing Meaningful Use. As you can imagine, with the industry moving more into the digital space and taking advantage of mHealth technology, this is occurring more frequently.
While electronic, digital healthcare information is being adopted more widely, the biggest concerns amongst members of the industry seem to be the risk associated with this type of information, along with the need to achieve and maintain HIPAA compliance. These concerns aren’t for naught – according to HealthITSecurity, over seven million patient health records were breached in 2013, with an estimated annual cost of $5.6 billion.
Advancing technology is rapidly changing the landscape of the healthcare industry. In today’s digital world, technology will continue to have an increasingly large role in all aspects and processes of the industry. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular technology trends in healthcare.
Smart Clinic’s newest version, 2.0, was recently introduced to the mHealth market and is now available on the App Store and Google Play. Smart Clinic is one of the many mobile applications that have made their way into the healthcare industry. However, Smart Clinic happens to be the only one of its kind, offering unique functionality that appeals to both healthcare organizations and their patients.
It should come as no surprise that medical practices face scheduling challenges day after day. Older technology, including telephone reminder systems, is a large contributor to these challenges. As the healthcare industry continues to usher in the digital age, innovative technology will replace these outdated systems. mHealth applications, specifically, are key players in solving scheduling challenges – take a look at some of their key benefits!
The mHealth revolution is in full swing – with purchases of mobile devices and mobile adoption constantly increasing, the technology is spreading into many different industries. Although the healthcare industry has historically been slower to adopt newer, digital technologies, mobile is making inroads – quickly.