HIMSS

By Jonah Comstock March 2, 2016
Millennials and Silents (the generation born prior to 1942) are the least likely generations to use tech tools like wearable fitness trackers, according to a survey of 2,600 WebMD users, presented today at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas. But younger and older respondents gave very different reasons for why they don't use these tools. "Millennials were more likely to select cost as their reason for not...
By Aditi Pai February 4, 2016
Teladoc, a video visits company, has hired Stephany Verstraete as its chief marketing officer. Before working at Teladoc, Verstraete worked in marketing for Truveris, as their CMO. She's held past marketing positions at Kraft, Frito Lay, Hostess, Match.com, and Expedia. Teladoc CEO Jason Gorevic said in a statement that Teladoc most valued Verstraete’s experience building brands and working in...
By Aditi Pai May 12, 2015
The top five markets for mobile health app companies in Europe include Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, according to a survey of 5,000 app developers, healthcare professionals, and digital health practitioners. The survey, which was conducted by Research2Guidance in collaboration with HIMSS Europe, found that 55 percent of respondents ranked the UK as the top market....
By Brian Dolan April 16, 2015
After spending a few days in Chicago at the HIMSS 15 event, the MobiHealthNews team has rounded up all the mobile and digital health news that came out of the always noisy conference. Here's our list of news announcements, reports from the keynote stage, recaps of sideline conversations, and more from the past week. WebMD's first medication reminders app is for the Apple Watch: WebMD announced...
By Jonah Comstock April 16, 2015
In a pilot that included more than 350 chronic heart failure patients, a Philadelphia hospital was able to reduce its 30-day readmissions by 10 percent -- a 40 percent improvement over baseline -- by using email and text message reminders to get patients into follow-up appointments. Dr. Thompson Boyd, physician liaison at Hahnemann Hospital and Richard Imbimbo, the hospital's CFO, spoke at HIMSS...
By Jonah Comstock April 14, 2015
Value-based care, patient engagement, and data analytics are three of the biggest trends in healthcare, according to a panel of health investors that spoke at HIMSS 2015 in Chicago this week. Anuj Desai, Vice President of Market Development at the New York eHealth Collaborative, Adam Koopersmith, a Partner at the Pritzker Group, and Ned Schwartz, a Partner at Drive Capital, shared some of their...
By Jonah Comstock April 14, 2015
Nearly a third of healthcare providers offer organization-specific apps for their patients, according to a small survey of healthcare providers conducted by HIMSS. The 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology survey included 238 respondents. In addition to the 31 percent of respondents who offer a patient app, another 30 percent are in the process of developing one. And 10 percent of respondents have created...
By Jonah Comstock April 13, 2015
Since Walgreens merged with UK drugstore chain Boots last year, the company has been ramping up its digital strategy and has announced a slew of strategic partnerships with companies like Qualcomm Life, WebMD, MDLive, and PatientsLikeMe. Walgreens President and Walgreens Boots Alliance EVP Alex Gourlay, who transitioned over from Boots in the merger, spoke at HIMSS this week in Chicago about each...
By Aditi Pai December 9, 2014
More than two-thirds of clinicians at US hospitals use smartphones or tablet computers at their facilities, according to a small HIMSS survey of 139 clinicians. The survey was conducted between October and November of 2014 and published in time with the group's mHealth Summit event in Maryland this week. "As smartphones and tablet computers are relatively new tools to healthcare organizations, it...
By Jonah Comstock August 14, 2014
Forty-six percent of healthcare providers answering a HIMSS survey used multiple telemedicine technologies in their practice, with the most popular technology by far being two-way video messaging. HIMSS had 400 responses to an online survey, mostly from directors and managers at hospitals, but also from doctors and nurses in hospitals and private practices. The results paint a picture of...

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