HL7, NATE offer advice for working with patients who want EHR data downloaded to their health app of choice

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Doctors are required by law to allow patients to view, download and transmit data and that new reality is giving rise to many hesitations. Here’s a look at pressing issues to understand before proceeding.  Meaningful use and more recently the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) rules call for doctors to enable patients to view, download and transmit … Read More

Do Doctors, Patients Take mHealth Seriously?

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About 40 percent of doctors surveyed say they recommend mHealth devices and apps, but only about 5 percent of patients say they’re getting that advice. Who’s to blame? Doctors and patients apparently have different views on the value of mHealth. A new survey conducted by Nielsen on behalf of the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP) finds that, at most, … Read More

Smart Clinic Inks Deal with American College of Gastroenterology

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Smart Clinic recently announced it has signed a software marketing and distribution agreement with the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Through this agreement, ACG will market Smart Clinic’s innovative mobile health (mHealth) application for distribution to its current members worldwide, at a significantly discounted rate on both the ongoing monthly fee and one-time set up fee.

Smart Clinic Debuts Version 2.0 of Patient Engagement Mobile App

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Smart Clinic recently released version 2.0 of its physician-conceived HIPAA-compliant mHealth application, which enhances patient engagement, communication and compliance while cutting office overhead. The latest version of the app equips Smart Clinic with new, more advanced, personalized features.

Fox News: Getting a Colonoscopy? There’s an App for That

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Getting a colonoscopy? There’s an app for that A group of physicians in Phoenix decided that people undergoing a colonoscopy could really use the help of an app. Not only is preparing for a colonoscopy unpleasant, it’s also a confusing, multi-day process. Patients must take many steps to prepare in the days leading up to the test, which screens for … Read More

RedOrbit: New Smartphone Application Improves Colonoscopy Prep

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Innovation for healthy outcomes presented at DDW® 2013 The use of a smartphone application significantly improves patients’ preparation for a colonoscopy, according to new research presented today at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). The preparation process, which begins days in advance of the procedure, includes dietary restrictions and requires specific bowel preparation medication to be taken at strict intervals. The better … Read More