HIMSS13 mHealth Daily Recap: Wednesday

3-6-2013 8-38-09 PM

Trey Lauderdale, founder and VP of Innovation at Voalte, and Darren Dworkin, VP and CIO of Cedar-Sinai Health System, discuss the implication smartphones have had on the health system over the past year. Lauderdale called 2012 a banner year for smartphones in healthcare and predicts that 2013 will bring widespread adoption of mHealth strategies as vendors respond to market demands for mobile workflows and hospitals expand patient portals into the mobile arena.

3-6-2013 8-36-38 PM

Inga and Dr. Jayne were both impressed enough with PatientTouch’s demos that it deserved additional attention here. The company offers smartphone-based clinical workflows, communications, medication administration, specimen collection, care interventions, and more, all organized by a centralized patient census system orchestrates care amongst colleagues.

3-6-2013 9-50-32 PM

ORCAS, or the Oregon Center for Applied Science, showcases is recently released mHealth platform Jauntly. Jauntly applies scientifically-proven goal setting techniques and attempts to increase motivation and reduce the perception of inconvenience associated with making health choices. It’s a new approach that focuses on the whole person, including stress, emotions, personal preferences, priorities, relationships, and how they all impact health. The company was founded by several PhD’s who have been working in the field for more than 20 years. They will be kicking off a randomized control trial next month to measure efficacy.  In the meantime, enjoy the very impressive look and feel, which has earned widespread admiration from Ui designers.

3-6-2013 9-51-47 PM

This year’s HIMSS conference showcased the growing value of connected health on every level. Allscripts acquires dbMotion, securing its own HIE platform, and then adds mHealth company Jardogs to the roster as well. Verizon and AT&T both make news with strong mHealth advancements. UpToDate announces an enterprise mobile support application, and then the biggest news of the week: Cerner, McKesson, and virtually every other non-Epic EHR player collaborating on a nationwide HIE to exchange discrete data.

The trends coming from HIMSS13 suggest a shift in consumer interest within HIT. Now that EHRs are in place, and health organizations are collecting valuable data,  users want to access it from tablets and smartphones. Similarly, organizations need a responsible method of messaging and data sharing both within, and outside of their enterprise.

As health organizations expand their digital footprint outside of the walls of the hospital, HIEs, patient portals, mHealth, and even medical device data integration platforms are gaining attention as health organizations evaluate the value these tools might bring to their efforts to achieve ever-expanding HIE goals.

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