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mHeath Innovation: The Answer To Healthcare’s Interoperability Woes?

July 1, 2015 | Uniphy Health

HIMSS Media’s Executive Editor Tom Sullivan published an article describing the future of interoperability (link below). The article appeared in yesterday’s Healthcare IT News. It describes how healthcare organizations can use applications like Practice Unite to further interoperability and communications among providers and patients. Read full article here. The author writes, “I’m going to group … Continue reading mHeath Innovation: The Answer To Healthcare’s Interoperability Woes?

What Does the Future Hold for Secure Messaging? [HIStalk Interview]

June 24, 2015 | Uniphy Health

HIStalk interviewed our CEO, Adam Turinas, on where the secure text messaging industry is heading, and how Practice Unite is ushering hospitals into this new future. Here are some highlights:   “When you look across the market right now, the primary buyers for mobile communications solutions are the CIOs, the IT teams for the various healthcare … Continue reading What Does the Future Hold for Secure Messaging? [HIStalk Interview]

Improving The Doctor-Patient Relationship With mHealth

June 24, 2015 | Adam Turinas

At its best, communication failures cause delays in diagnosis and treatment. At its worst, patients’ health can rapidly deteriorate. A recent review of reports released by the Joint Commission found that communication failure between clinicians and patients is at the root of over 70 percent of serious adverse health outcomes in hospitals. For this reason, … Continue reading Improving The Doctor-Patient Relationship With mHealth

Is your mHealth app HIPAA compliant?

June 15, 2015 | Uniphy Health

For the first time in 5 years, providers surveyed by the Ponemon Institute cited criminal, malicious cyber-attacks as the root cause of data breaches.  Healthcare organizations, now more than ever, must ensure everyone using mHealth apps that support clinical care coordination, patient engagement or any other apps that handle sensitive patient health data are HIPAA compliant. Texts containing patient … Continue reading Is your mHealth app HIPAA compliant?

Can mHealth Improve Patient Engagement & Self-Management?

June 11, 2015 | Adam Turinas

Patient engagement apps can enable healthcare organizations to successfully encourage patients’ behavioral change and self-management, with the right functionality. These apps can make it easy for patients to proactively manage their overall health and pursue specific health goals so long as they keep patients informed, facilitate patient communication and simplify self-management. Let’s take a closer … Continue reading Can mHealth Improve Patient Engagement & Self-Management?

Enhancing Coordinated Care Efficiency In Hospitals [Video Testimonial]

May 28, 2015 | Adam Turinas

Kenneth Garay, MD is a busy ENT surgeon and Chief Medical Officer at Barnabas Health-Jersey City Medical Center, a 300+ bed acute care teaching hospital. In this 3-minute video testimonial, Dr. Garay discusses how Practice Unite has evolved to meet the organization’s current and future needs.     Speaking from firsthand experience, Dr. Garay discusses … Continue reading Enhancing Coordinated Care Efficiency In Hospitals [Video Testimonial]

Assessing mHealth Apps Designed For Patient Engagement

May 18, 2015 | Adam Turinas

Increased patient engagement is one of the most challenging goals healthcare IT infrastructures must enable. Although this goal has been clearly established, there are many points of view on how technology can best enable this evolution. To engage patients, providers, patients and technology must come together. Both physicians and patients need tools that deliver data … Continue reading Assessing mHealth Apps Designed For Patient Engagement

Secure Messaging Trends: Patients, Young & Old, Are Bullish on mHealth

May 18, 2015 | Adam Turinas

One of the biggest obstacles to the adoption of patient engagement technologies is that many still believe that most patients are not tech savvy enough to properly understand and manage their health with mobile apps. Testing this theory, healthcare-related organizations across the nation have conducted studies on whether patient populations, young and old, are ready … Continue reading Secure Messaging Trends: Patients, Young & Old, Are Bullish on mHealth

5 Healthcare Organizations Improving Patient Engagement With mHealth

May 18, 2015 | Adam Turinas

Using technology to improve patient engagement is becoming a high priority in healthcare IT. Recently, there has been significant coverage of mobile patient engagement apps. The key question is can mobile technology play a meaningful role in improving patient engagement? We’ve compiled a list of 5 organizations for whom mHealth tools have generated measurable increases … Continue reading 5 Healthcare Organizations Improving Patient Engagement With mHealth

FHIR: The Answer To Providers’ Need For Custom, EMR Connected mHealth Apps

May 13, 2015 | Stuart Hochron

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is blazing a path to interoperability. In our opinion, RESTful interfaces based on FHIR will be an mHealth game-changer by commoditizing EHR data and reducing the cost of customized apps that providers have needed, wanted and haven’t yet imagined. FHIR (pronounced “fire”) is new generation standard developed by Health Level … Continue reading FHIR: The Answer To Providers’ Need For Custom, EMR Connected mHealth Apps

30 Stats Illustrating mHealth’s Impact On Healthcare

March 31, 2015 | Adam Turinas

Across the globe, healthcare systems are facing large scale care delivery challenges. In the US, increased prevalence of chronic diseases and aging populations are exacerbating healthcare delivery costs. To address these challenges healthcare organizations are forming technological infrastructures that enable clinicians to make better informed, faster clinical decisions and patients to better manage their health … Continue reading 30 Stats Illustrating mHealth’s Impact On Healthcare

Empowering Home Health Aides In Coordinated Care With mHealth

March 13, 2015 | Adam Turinas

Home health aides are a critical part of the management of population health. They are on the “frontline” of keeping people well post-discharge. They are the unsung soldiers of the new model of care. Life on the “frontline” can be very tough. They are often the first to see that something is wrong with a … Continue reading Empowering Home Health Aides In Coordinated Care With mHealth

Secure Messaging Trends: Customization & Interoperability Are Key To ROI

February 27, 2015 | Adam Turinas

1. There is no single, best way to implement patient centric mHealth solutions. Customization is key. Are restrictions needed to protect the patient-physician relationship? Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is developing a pilot program to determine what sorts of parameters will make an open clinical notes initiative successful. Source: Mobihealthnews   There are times … Continue reading Secure Messaging Trends: Customization & Interoperability Are Key To ROI

Can mHealth Apps Solve Hospitals’ Referral Leakage Problem?

February 24, 2015 | Stuart Hochron

A well-executed mHealth solution can help healthcare organizations prevent referral leakage and improve care coordination. Physicians tend to refer patients to physicians and services they know and trust, which makes changing physician referral patterns difficult. Physicians who identify and communicate with referral sources using a well-executed mHealth solution more frequently utilize in-network consultants and services. … Continue reading Can mHealth Apps Solve Hospitals’ Referral Leakage Problem?

Solving Healthcare’s Broken Communication Problem With mHealth

February 17, 2015 | Uniphy Health

Last week, Adam Turinas, Practice Unite’s CEO sat on NYC Health 2.0’s Startup Founder Roundtable with other seasoned healthcare and HIT startup leaders and venture capitalists. The topic of discussion was getting early stage startups to ‘the next level’. For Practice Unite there have been several steps in the evolution of the business: “2012 was … Continue reading Solving Healthcare’s Broken Communication Problem With mHealth

Practice Unite Unveils Patient App on Integrated mHealth Platform

February 2, 2015 | Uniphy Health

Practice Unite® Unveils Patient App, Allowing Patients to Communicate with Physicians and Care Coordinators Through the Use of an Industry’s First Single, Secure, Real-time Platform February 2, 2015- Newark, NJ: Practice Unite, a secure, customizable, mobile application platform for healthcare organizations, announced the addition of its patient application to its suite of mobile apps that … Continue reading Practice Unite Unveils Patient App on Integrated mHealth Platform

4 Secure Text Messaging Trends: Using mHealth To Fuel Patient Centric Care

January 28, 2015 | Adam Turinas

1. mHealth is already proving itself a viable solution for providing quality care to chronic disease patients outside of the care setting Patient engagement and remote monitoring mHealth apps that assist patients in managing self-care are already drastically improving the health outcomes of patients suffering from chronic disease. For HIV patients who were given a … Continue reading 4 Secure Text Messaging Trends: Using mHealth To Fuel Patient Centric Care

Patients’ views on their Physicians’ Digital Services [Patient Engagement Survey]

January 21, 2015 | Adam Turinas

Technology Advice recently surveyed patients on which digital services they value, and are being provided by physicians.  The survey results indicate there’s still great opportunity for physicians to improve patient satisfaction and engagement by introducing new digital services to their practice. Key highlights include: Top 3 requested  digital services were online test results (32.8 percent), online appointment scheduling … Continue reading Patients’ views on their Physicians’ Digital Services [Patient Engagement Survey]

System Evolution: #9 Factor in Choosing a Secure Texting App

January 15, 2015 | Adam Turinas

We’ve been releasing content on what critical factors to consider when choosing a secure texting app for some time now. This post will mark the end of the series that has addressed challenges such as how to evaluate a secure texting impact on clinical workflows, group messaging and voice capabilities and much more. The ability … Continue reading System Evolution: #9 Factor in Choosing a Secure Texting App

Vendor Support: #8 Factor in Choosing a Secure Texting App

December 17, 2014 | Adam Turinas

Vendor support is the eighth-most critical factor to consider when selecting a secure texting provider, as outlined in our series. A strong foundation of support is needed from secure texting vendors to ensure user satisfaction and adoption is sustained in the immediate and long term.   Here are some key points to consider when selecting a well-supported secure texting application: Accessible … Continue reading Vendor Support: #8 Factor in Choosing a Secure Texting App