VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Convurgent Publishing announces the release of mHealth: Global Opportunities and Challenges, a comprehensive guide to mobile health (mHealth) strategies for modern healthcare providers, consumers, healthcare organizations, and government agencies. Authors Colin Konschak MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, Dave Levin, M.D., and William H. Morris, M.D. team up to publish what is the industry's most powerful roadmap for implementing front-line mHealth strategies to increase patient engagement, lower operating costs, and promote healthier, more accountable communities.
William Bria, M.D., President of The Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS), says, "The balance between 'high tech' and 'high touch' continues to be debated in American Medicine by the medical profession and the American public. While medicine remains one of the most 'personal' aspects of our lives, it is now clear that we all want the best information and most efficient access to care when we need it. The publication 'mHealth: Global Opportunities and Challenges' provides a practical, insightful introduction to the mobile health dimension of healthcare informatics. It is this new component of information technologies that is now enabling not only an egalitarian access to information and care, but also a more personal, patient-centered healthcare environment." As part of a first generation of advisory mHealth books, the authors compiled knowledge, advice, research, and experiences from industry-leading experts in health systems across the country.
Delving into numerous facets of mHealth, the book's chapters cover everything from the basics of information security, HIPAA compliance, and user-friendliness of mobile applications, to advice on how to use those applications to reduce operational costs, lower re-admission rates, and foster better patient engagement. The shifting sands of healthcare and its increasing reliance on technology demands the attention and leadership of CIOs and other "C-Suite" executives across the nation. The tools, examples, and roadmaps throughout mHealth: Global Opportunities and Challenges provide an arsenal of knowledge, expert-references, and tools to guide the industry into the new age of mobile medicine. The book is available via Amazon or at a discount at www.mhealthbook.info. Contact Sage O'Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org for bulk pricing information.
About the Authors
Colin Konschak, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, is the managing partner and CEO of the Virginia Beach, Va.-based management consulting firm, Divurgent.
Dave Levin, M.D., is chief medical information officer at the Cleveland Clinic. He has more than 25 years' experience in medical operations, information systems, and strategic planning for healthcare transformation.
William H. Morris, M.D., is associate chief medical information officer at the Cleveland Clinic and a practicing hospitalist in the clinic's Medicine Institute.
About Convurgent Publishing
Convurgent Publishing is focused on the publication of textbooks related to a wide range of healthcare topics. Convurgent authors are often tenured healthcare leaders with key positions in hospitals, physician practices and healthcare payer organizations. www.convurgent.com
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