If providers want the elderly and those with chronic conditions to adopt mobile health tools, developers will need to make the tools more convenient and easier to use, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
The Obama administration will award a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics to a consortium of 162 companies, universities and non-profits led by the FlexTech Alliance, according to an announcement from the Department of Defense.
Although Medicare's 20 Pioneer and 333 Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations (ACOs) generated more than $411 million in savings in 2014, three out of four of these ACOs did not slow health spending enough to earn bonuses last year.
This week in health IT, there were several partnerships announced that aim to advance healthcare. While there is much wrong with the state of healthcare today, these are the kinds of initiatives that signal an exciting future.