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Health Care Information Technology

Who should own healthcare apps?There are more than 165,000 health- and wellness-related apps for iOS, but overall engagement remains low outside the top 10. To best benefit users, who should be responsible for health and wellness apps—employers, healthcare insurers or individual consumers? It depends.
Healthcare providers make strides in telemedicine uptickA KPMG expert discusses the biggest drivers and challenges for expediting the adoption of virtual care.
Opinion: 6 ways to modernize federal health data policyCreating a national data policy framework for empowered consumer choices.

Top tech needs for value-minded executivesHere are the top ways to strengthen health information technology to advance value-based, quality care.
Five myths about mobile messaging in healthcareDon’t let these common misconceptions stop you from this high-impact, low-cost way to engage with patients.
Clinical decision support tools: 9 ways they improve careA clinical staff armed with the best clinical decision support (CDS) tools can be a game changer when it comes to improving care quality and reducing care costs.

Three ways to get the most mileage from mobile appsNew research: Hospitals risk millions from failure to provide consumer-friendly mobile apps. How to achieve exceptional consumer experience.
Why physicians must develop a mobile technology strategyTechnology has changed the practice of medicine—clinically and operationally. But what about the technology on the business operations side of your practice? Do you have a strategy for keeping up in this mobile world?
Physicians and telehealth: Is it time to embrace virtual visits?As major healthcare systems begin to offer patients virtual visits, they’re going to affect physicians, both employed and independent. So it’s time to sit up and take notice of what’s happening in the marketplace. Here’s what to expect and how telehealth may change your practice.