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  1. Telemedicine Can Help Alleviate COPD Symptoms

    Symptom-tracking app helps COPD patients better control their conditions. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  2. Engagement Through Telehealth Improves Patient Outcomes

    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

  3. Yelp Adds Hospital, Nursing Home Reviews

    A newly-formed partnership with ProPublica adds medical information to Yelp. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  4. AARP: Older Americans Open To mHealth

    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

  5. Medicare’s Coding Transition Break

    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

  6. Nurses Use Smartphones, Apps More Than Doctors

    Survey Shows 95 percent of nurses own a smartphone By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  7. The Need for Eldercare Technology

    Eldercare is not a particularly sexy branch of the healthcare world, but it’s increasingly becoming more important. The senior population in the U.S. is booming – census data shows that the 65-plus population will exceed 79 million in 2030. And as the senior population continues to grow, the health of seniors continues to decrease as compared to prior generations. All this begs the question: How can we handle caring for seniors in the U.S.? By Wolf Shlagman, founder and CEO, Care Angel

  8. Advance Directives Discussions Provide An Opportunity To Engage Patients

    Opening a dialogue between patients and physicians can make end-of-life treatment less stressful for both the provider and patient. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  9. Apps For Nurses Offered By Apple, IBM

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

  10. Women Missing From Healthcare’s Top Positions

    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