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Can mHealth Bridge the Digital Divide?


people-walkingInvestments in health information technology (HIT), particularly Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), have been significant since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. One provision of the law, known as “Meaningful Use”, requires that providers furnish online access for patients to view, download, and transmit information from their medical record. Many payers and providers have addressed this requirement through the development of enhanced functionality built into their websites, commonly referred to as “patient portals”. These systems may satisfy the Meaningful Use provision in the law, but there is some question whether this approach actually meets the needs for many of those it is intended to serve. Continue reading

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Huffington Post story discusses the bright future of mHealth and how Abriiz helps lower ER visits by youth

No technology has ever been adopted as fast as the smartphone – ever. Consumers have embraced these devices faster than the automobile, electricity, personal computers, and even the internet. In less than a decade, more than half of U.S. mobile phone customers have made the transition to smartphones. And as we know, these devices are far more than phones; they are constantly connected computers stuffed with sensors that fit in a pocket or purse.Even in a pocket or purse, these miraculous devices have the potential to provide better access to health care and help us live healthier lives. Leaders in the mobile health industry are also asking how can they help improve patient outcomes and lead to happier caregivers? How will mobile technology allow people to live at home longer and with greater dignity as they age? Continue reading

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