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January 4, 2018  2:52 PM

Tech giants take on healthcare technology industry

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Amazon, Apple, consumer devices, Google, Microsoft

Consumer technology giants such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and more are accelerating their efforts to remake the healthcare technology industry by developing new 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

May 7, 2014  3:07 PM

Dr. Google is in: Physicians consult search engines to support medical decisions

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
doctor-patient communication, Google

Many physicians are turning to the same place patients do when they have a medical query: search engines. Search engines are the Web-based resource most commonly consulted by physicians, according to a survey done by MedData Group. The survey distinguished between which Web resources were used to...

August 15, 2013  2:51 PM

Google Glass in healthcare? Maybe once cultural, privacy issues fixed

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Google, Google Glass, HIPAA

The Rock Health annual healthcare venture capital tech confab in San Francisco included a presentation on Google Glass's potential as an assistive technology for surgeons and other physicians. At first blush, it seems like an...

July 18, 2013  10:58 AM

Aetna launches CarePass mHealth app while pulling out of Calif. HIX

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ACA, Aetna, CarePass, Google, health insurance, health insurance exchange, health reform, HIPAA, HIPAA omnibus rule, HIPAA security, HIX, mHealth, NSA, phr, PHRs and patient engagement

Last month, Aetna Inc. launched CarePass, a smartphone mHealth app that aggregates and dashboards data from many popular personal health and fitness apps such as FitBit, Jawbone, Lose It! and RunKeeper. The insurer's Vice President and CarePass lead Martha Wofford told SearchHealthIT that services...

December 22, 2010  12:00 AM

HIPAA alert for smartphone app developers, users in health care

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Android, Apple, Google, IOS, ipad, iPhone, mHealth, mobile health

With its iPhone and iPad, Apple Inc. might be winning the battle for physician mind share for smartphones and tablets for a good reason: While it touts "user experience" as a major reason it vets software before it can be offered via its App Store, Apple also might be helping screen apps for...

August 18, 2010  12:01 AM

Mass. General EHR search pilot points way to better quality of care

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, EHR search, EHR usability, Google

A few of us old souls can remember the early days of the World Wide Web, when you had to remember -- or worse yet, guess -- the URLs of sites you wanted to get to. "" or "" were simple to divine via the Mosaic browser's address bar, but some of the .net and other locations...

June 9, 2010  12:01 AM

HITECH naysayers come out of the woodwork

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR, emr hitech act, Google, google health, hitech, phr

Ray Campbell, head of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium (MHDC), probably didn't surprise many people last week at his organization's annual meeting in Boston when he outlined the many ways the HITECH Act-fueled national health IT...

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