Tag: EHR

BlackBerry makes medical IT investment

Blackberry has invested an undisclosed amount in California based NanthHealth, a cloud-based medical IT provider. NanthHealth’s speciality is to connect medical devices to digitally share healthcare records.

Blue Button community calls for a Crowdvote on the best app

The Blue Button community and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT asked patients and caregivers to cote for the applications that best manage their health and financial health data. A “crowdvote” was called to determine which of these new apps should be crown as winners of the challenge and receive $35,000 in prizes.

VA looking to update their EHR through outsourcing

For those familiar with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, the Blue Button is a common facet of access to medical data. However, while the system is great, visually it is a let down. Recognizing this area of potential improvement, the VA is sponsoring a competition to find those that may help it design a more visually appealing design for future use.

Personal Health Record app underscores importance of using patient friendly medical terms

PocketHealth is a patient app developed by Cognovant as a mobile Personal Health Record (mPHR) available for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. This is an ambitious and comprehensive app based on Electronic Health Record features for individual use. It’s stated purpose by the developer is to allow consumers to take control of their health data and care for their own personal use and to share with their providers. It is encrypted and stored solely on the device.