Should you recommend apps or wearable tech

Jan 15, 2016 1:00:31 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016jan14_healthcareit_a, General Healthcare IT, Healthcare, mhealth, mobile apps, patients, QS_3, recommendation, wearable technology

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As wearable technology and health-based mobile applications become more prevalent among patients, there is a growing demand for healthcare professionals to be able to recommend these to patients. Many people simply see this as an extension of medical advice, after all you are already recommending medications, treatments, and care options. Realistically, the decision to recommend these is left to each healthcare professional, but here are a few things to consider if you think you’re ready to do it.

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Patients want electronic communication

Jan 4, 2016 2:00:49 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015dec31_healthcareit_a, communication, doctor, electronic, email, Facebook, General Healthcare IT, Healthcare, patient, QS_3, Social Media

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More and more people are clamouring for the ability to communicate with their doctor through email and social media. In fact, a recent study from the Journal of General Internal Medicine reports that 37 percent of patients have emailed their doctor while 18 percent used Facebook to get in touch with their physician. It behooves medical professionals to embrace electronic communication with patients but it’s important to be smart about it.

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Don’t download that health app just yet

Dec 17, 2015 1:00:35 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015dec17_healthcareit_a, app, applications, claims, download, General Healthcare IT, Healthcare, IT, mobile health, QS_3

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Mobile health applications have been growing in popularity but this doesn’t necessarily mean their effectiveness is improving. In fact, doctors have called for greater oversight and regulation when it comes to health apps as many have never been truly tested. A number of these apps also make false claims about benefits in order to get users to download them. Before you pay for, or even download, that new health app, here are a few things you should consider.

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4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

Nov 27, 2015 1:00:46 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015nov26_healthcareit_a, compliant, ehr, ephi, General Healthcare IT, Healthcare, HIPAA, IT, medical office, practice, QS_3, regulations, technology

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While HIPPA’s implementation in relation to technology has been problematic to say the least, things have become much clearer over the course of the past year. However, there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily through negligence on your part, but rather simply a lack of understanding as to the requirements. We look at four facts your practice should know about HIPAA and your IT.

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4 benefits of online scheduling

Nov 12, 2015 1:00:49 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2015nov12_healthcareit_a, appointment, benefits, General Healthcare IT, Healthcare, internet, IT, online, online scheduling, QS_3, technology

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As healthcare practices across the nation continue to find out, patients place ever-diminishing levels of importance on care alone. While it is and will forever be a factor that influences a person’s decision, convenience has become another key area patients look at when choosing a healthcare facility. Online scheduling, in particular, has become something more and more of us consider when selecting a healthcare provider.

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