Katie Wike

Katie Wike

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Katie Wike is a contributing writer for Health IT Outcomes who focuses on all aspects of mHealth, including mobile computing, telehealth, mobile carts and workstations, remote monitoring, and mobile health apps. Katie graduated from Gannon University in Erie, PA and previously worked in the renewable energy industry.

ARTICLES BY KATIE WIKE

EHRs With Clinical Decision Support Provide Better Care Low Income Patients, Seniors, Not Using Digital Health

According to two recent studies, certain populations are not being reached by digital health including senior citizens and low income patients. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Patients See More Data Sharing Than Docs
    10/28/2015

    According to an ONC brief, more than half of physicians share information with their patients while data sharing between providers has only increased slightly. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Engagement Through Telehealth Improves Patient Outcomes
    9/10/2015

    Patients enrolled in a telehealth engagement program have been shown to have shorter hospital stays and be significantly less likely to return to the hospital for readmission. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • AARP: Older Americans Open To mHealth
    8/6/2015

    An AARP report demonstrates most older adults in America are open to using mobile devices but are hindered by physical barriers and complicated apps. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Medicare’s Coding Transition Break
    7/28/2015

    Relax. Medicare won’t be penalizing providers for minor ICD-10 mistakes 12 months after the transition to the new coding system. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Apps For Nurses Offered By Apple, IBM
    4/23/2015

    Four new apps geared towards nurses have been launched through a partnership between Apple and IBM. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Women Missing From Healthcare’s Top Positions
    4/8/2015

    A Rock Health survey found that, although women make up a majority of decision makers and most of the workforce in healthcare, few serve as CIOs, executives, and board members. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Nurses: Medical Errors Could Be Reduced With Connected Devices
    3/27/2015

    Nurses recently surveyed by the West Health Institute said they believe medical errors could be reduced by using connected devices. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Seniors Want Digital Health Tools
    3/13/2015

    A recent survey found more than two thirds of elderly Americans want some kind of digital health technology in their homes. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Medical Identity Theft Up 20%
    3/6/2015

    A report released by the Medical Identity Theft Alliance reveals the frequency of medical identity theft rose 20 percent between fiscal year 2014 and the previous year. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  • Study Finds Telemonitoring Savings ‘Insignificant’
    2/12/2015

    According to a report published by Telemedicine and e-Health, researchers found no cost savings as a result of telemonitoring use in the care of older adults. By Katie Wike, contributing writer