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Quick facts:

  • Health Records section added to Apple’s Health App for iOS mobile devices
  • Several major health systems on board at launch (Penn Medicine, Cerner, and more)
  • Uses FHIR-based integration (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)

Apple’s recent announcement to enter the electronic health record (EHR) marketplace is intriguing. Health IT pundits largely agree – it was a long shot...

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Hopefully not lost among all the headlines on the future of U.S. healthcare, an important collaboration was announced at the end of 2016, the launching of a new group that is committed to improving mobile healthcare applications.

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In my travels across healthcare companies throughout the country, it’s evident that strategists, planners, and product owners are aggressively looking to break through the ice and begin thinking about how to leverage new digital technologies. But we should think further outside the box to envision new operational models, interactions, and services.

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In today’s healthcare landscape, data grows continuously and at ever-increasing speeds, creating new challenges for a challenged industry.

There are clear and present drivers, not the least of which is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) adding 10 million plus patients to the healthcare ecosystem.  Imagine the data implications of those additional patients: new patient records, additional personal...

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