The overlap between electronic health records and big data

By Drew Settles, Technology Advice You cannot manage what you cannot measure. And if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. These management adages are particularly resonant when it come to electronic

Published on: May 27th, 2014 TechnologyAdvice

Gamifying healthcare for patients

Whatever you think you know about mobile health apps - how they’re helping patients stick to their pill schedule, or how they’re encouraging them to eat better or do more exercise - well,

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Doctor prescribes mobile apps to patients

An app that monitors your heartbeat, another app that gauges your mood, and an app that monitors your calorie intake, warning you to skip that piece of chocolate cake - none of these

Published on: January 29th, 2014 Candice So

Wellx jumps regulatory, culture hurdles on way to improving health communications

After months of waiting for your dermatologist appointment, you finally get a reminder call. Unable to reach you, the receptionist leaves a voicemail with all the details you need. Have you ever accidentally

Published on: February 14th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Monolith Interactive fills prescription for healthcare industry apps

Simon Woodside is no stranger to some healthcare professionals' reluctant approach when it comes to adopting new technology - his own doctor finally went digital a year ago, but the system looks like

Published on: February 8th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Connecting health practitioners with patients online

The Web and mobile app stores are saturated with solutions that make buying plane tickets or booking sports facilities easy and convenient. When it comes to something as time sensitive and painful as

Published on: January 10th, 2013 Maria Karpenko

Telus acquires Quebec-based EMR provider

Telus Corp. has expanded its medical solutions portfolio by buying a Quebec-based provider of cloud-based electronic medical records (EMR) for doctors offices. The telco said Wednesday it has bought privately-held KinLogix Medical Inc.,

Published on: October 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Full electronic medical records still 20 years away

Don't hold your breath over Canadian doctors fully adopting an electronic medical record (EMR) system any time soon.Health information and technology experts say it will likely take another 20 years or more before

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

IT systems in hospitals don’t save money, boost efficiency, study finds

A Harvard Medical School study that looked at some of the nation's "most wired" hospital facilities found that computerization of those facilities hasn't saved them any money or improved administrative efficiency.The recently released

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Lucas Mearian

BlackBerrys help cardiologists care for heart attack victims

Modern medicine and technology go hand-in-hand. For years, we've come to associate a hospital not only with the patients it houses and medical professionals who work there, but also the machines and gadgets

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Al Sacco