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Wearable devices


February 9, 2017  10:08 AM

Personal wearable fitness devices may be able to detect when you’re about to get sick

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
wearable, Wearable devices, Wearables

You may be using your personal wearable fitness device, whether an Apple Watch or Fitbit, to simply track your fitness or

March 15, 2016  3:56 PM

ONC contracts Accenture subsidiary to make patient-generated health data framework

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
ONC, Wearable devices, wellness

Healthcare providers overwhelmed by the amount of data recorded by the wearable and mobile health devices of their patient populations can take some comfort in knowing that it won't be...


February 3, 2016  3:28 PM

American Heart Association goes with health IT

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
IBM Watson, Wearable devices

The American Heart Association is giving some powerful health IT tools to employers to use in the workplace to improve the heart health of Americans, more than 85 million of whom have cardiovascular disease. The


January 14, 2016  4:37 PM

Fitbit account hack case a cautionary tale for wearables enthusiasts

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Wearable devices

Your Fitbit, or other wearable device, could be tracking more than just your health and wellness metrics.


January 7, 2016  9:43 AM

RecycleHealth: What to do with that unused wearable

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Wearable devices

Did you receive a wearable as a gift over the holidays? Turns out there's a good chance that, after about six months, you won't be using it anymore and it will end up in a drawer somewhere. In fact, a


December 10, 2015  12:14 PM

Health plans moving quickly to value-based payments

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
ACO, medicaid, Medicare payments, Wearable devices

Health insurance payers are accelerating their move to value-based payments at a remarkable rate, according to a


June 3, 2015  4:31 PM

Wearable health technology meets corporate wellness

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Apple, Big Data, Wearable devices, wellness

Corporate America: Rise from your cubicle chairs and stand up if you want to stay healthy. That’s the key takeaway from the new 2015 corporate wellness...

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March 30, 2015  8:55 AM

Pages and pages of stage 3 rules — and moving on from stage 2; population health’s ties to machine learning; UIs hamstring VNAs

Scott Wallask Scott Wallask Profile: Scott Wallask
athenahealth, CHIME, CMS, EHR certification, meaningful use stage 2, meaningful use stage 3, population health management, Storage and PACS, VNA, Wearable devices

Spring break sure sounds good to me after CMS dropped 700-plus pages of proposed regulatory rules for stage 3 meaningful use and EHR certification for the healthcare IT industry to study up on. Opinions quickly flew around the Web about the most important parts of the proposals. Reporter


January 9, 2014  11:55 AM

Younger people report enthusiasm for patient self-monitoring devices

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
mHealth, quantified self, smartwatches, Wearable devices

Digital patient self-monitoring in healthcare will continue to rise if developers respond to current demand, particularly from younger patients. More than half of consumers (52%) are interested in buying


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