Here's What You May or May Not Have Missed This Week:
• This week, Google redesigned the search results for 400 of the most commonly searched-for medical terms. When users type in one of these health terms, they will now see an at-a-glance summary in addition to general search results. This summary contains medical information sourced from the Mayo Clinic and vetted by an average of 11 doctors per term. Source
• The White House announced the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center as a new government agency this week. President Obama considers cybersecurity a top priority in 2015 after recent attacks on Anthem Inc., Sony, Target, and the federal government. Source
• The House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing Wednesday, February 11 on the upcoming transition to ICD-10. The majority of the panel members, which included health care practitioners, vendors, and advocacy groups, voiced their support of the October 2015 deadline for ICD-10 implementation. All but one of the panelists voted to oppose another delay. Source
On The Front Lines:
This week, Apple took back 0.02 percent of the market share among pMD’s mobile charge capture users. Elsewhere in the mobile world, Apple increased the size limit of apps in the App Store from 2GB to 4GB to allow for apps that “provide a complete, rich user experience” on iOS devices.
Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care alongside the front lines of the iOS-Android wars among pMD's charge capture physician users. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news.