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How to choose a mobile telehealth solution

Telehealth is booming, with 2018 proving to be something of a tipping point for the industry. A report by market intelligence company Transparency Market Research estimates the global telehealth market is forecasted to reach $19.5 billion by 2025 – up from $6 billion in 2016. Aging populations, a rise in the prevalence of chronic diseases, […]

Health Plans and Payers

3 major benefits of mobile telehealth for healthcare providers

Healthcare providers are facing increasing pressure to improve patient care while cutting costs at the same time, adhering to complex regulatory requirements, and keeping on top of day-to-day administrative burdens. This complex juggling act makes good time management and operational efficiency crucial, particularly for those who value a good work-life balance. Meanwhile, patients are also […]

Physician Practices

Do pagers still have a place in healthcare?

Do pagers have a place in modern healthcare? In an age where smartphones reign supreme, it has become almost inconceivable that alternative forms of mobile communication still exist. However, in healthcare practices across the country, professionals still rely on archaic technologies, like pagers to remain productive. Paging devices have long been a go-to solution for […]

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IoT in healthcare: 10 incredible statistics

The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking the healthcare industry by storm. From remote health monitoring to inventory tracking, the use cases for IoT are both vast and varied. By 2021 it is estimated that 28 billion devices or ‘things’ will be connected to wireless networks, most of which will be classified as IoT. This […]

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DocbookMD Announces Acquisition by Medici

For more than 10 years, DocbookMD has been focused on delivering HIPAA-compliant communications to help healthcare professionals improve their ability to deliver care. With that mission in mind, we are pleased to announce the acquisition of DocbookMD by global telehealth platform, Medici. Through its secure text, voice and video messaging capabilities, Medici’s HIPAA-compliant mobile app […]

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Anthem to pay a record $16 million HIPAA settlement

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced a record HIPAA settlement with healthcare insurance giant Anthem following a mega-breach dating back to 2015. The $16 million settlement fee is the largest the country has ever seen, eclipsing the $5.55 million that was agreed with Advocate Health Care in […]

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Texting & PHI: 18 things you should never share

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, more commonly known as HIPAA, there is no specific sanction regarding the use of text messaging to share Protected Healthcare Information (PHI). However, there are strict regulations that prohibit the communication of PHI via any unsecure electronic format and, as text messages are not sent or stored […]

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Improving mobility in clinical settings

Despite the ground-breaking advancements in medical technology, many traditional communication methods, such as the humble pager, are still commonplace in healthcare organizations. As a result, communication between physicians and care teams is often a cumbersome process: A study from the University of California printed in Becker’s Hospital Review found more than a quarter of hospital […]

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Healthcare data breach costs on the rise

With many healthcare organizations now coordinating the care of millions of patients and an increasing number of devices and systems connected to the Internet, the threat to the protection of patient healthcare information is on the rise, and carries with it a staggering cost to the public health service. This year IBM Security and Ponemon […]