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The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has announced Ann Mond Johnson as the CEO starting March 5, 2018. Johnson will lead the network of over 10,000 healthcare executives in advancing healthcare technology to improve quality while remaining cost effective.

Researchers from Purdue University, IU Health Arnett and Virta Health have found the combination of nutritional ketosis with a mobile health application could safely reverse type 2 diabetes. Findings are published in Diabetes Therapy.

According to a survey conducted by Sage Growth Partners, 44 percent of healthcare organizations have not yet implemented telehealth but 86 percent stated it as a priority.

Utilizing the mPulse Mobile interactive text messaging application resulted in a 14 percent increase in medication adherence in partially or nonadherent Medicare patients, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Abbott has announced the release of its FreeStyle LibreLink application in Europe. The implementation of new features allows users to access glucose data directly from their smartphone.


Recent Headlines

AT&T names Nayyar as first CMIO AT&T has appointed Geeta Nayyar, MD, MBA, as its first CMIO, where she will guide AT&Ts ForHealth strategy for evidence-based medicine, outcomes, disease management and wellness.
athenahealth releases new physician dashboard athenahealth, a Watertown, Mass.-based developer of cloud-based practice management, EHR and care coordination services to medical groups, launched an online dashboard to provide insight into a physicians performance in achieving the meaningful use criteria.
Native iPad app powers cloud-based speech recognition Nuance Communications and MedMaster Mobile have released the MedMaster Mobility iPad application through Nuance Healthcares medical speech recognition.
Philips debuts wearable monitor Royal Philips Electronics has released IntelliVue MX40, a new wearable monitor for ambulatory patients and those in transit. 
NEJM: In case of emergency, tweet Engaging with and using emerging social media may place the emergency management community, including medical and public health professionals, in a better position to respond to disasters, according to a perspective published July 27 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
DrChrono offering M*Modal tech on iPad app Speech recognition software developer M*Modal has announced that DrChrono, publisher of point-of-care and practice management software, is offering the companys speech recognition technology as part of DrChronos iPad EHR app.
E-Prescribing Federal Incentives Are Driving Adoption As of the end of 2010, 25 percent of prescriptions were transmitted electronicallyup from almost none in 2004. Simply put, e-prescribing is well on its way to becoming a mainstream practice.
ADP AdvancedMD enhances its cloud-based EHR ADP AdvancedMD has unveiled AdvancedMD EHR 2011 Summer Release, which includes features to streamline meaningful use compliance and simplify a patient's ability to interact securely online with healthcare providers.
Mayo Clinic launches social network Mayo Clinic has established an online social network to connect its patients and caregivers with others who share similar health interests.
Extension enters Android market Healthcare software developer Extension is now offering context-aware clinical alerts and notification tools to the Android market.