Mobile/Wireless

Mobile computing encompasses solutions for mobile devices that allow physicians to manage clinical, financial and administrative information at the point of care. Smartphones, cart computers, iPads and other tablets, ruggedized mobile clinical assistants (MCAs) and laptops are examples of mobile devices commonly used in a clinical setting.

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Could younger patients be the key to achieving Stage 2 meaningful use patient access requirements? A new report finds strong desire for online medical records among the 18- to 34-year-old generation, with 43 percent of millennials saying they want to access their portals via smartphone.
December 17, 2014
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In a recent interview with mHealth News, Naomi Fried, formerly chief innovation officer at Boston Children's Hospital, discusses how to get the most from data.
December 16, 2014
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As Time magazine named those fighting the Ebola epidemic its collective "Person Of The Year," a morning keynote and panel discussion last week at the mHealth Summit sought to shine the spotlight on another Ebola fighter -- technology.
December 15, 2014
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As the "race to the wrist" intensifies and more and more smartwatches and fitness bands enter the market, one has to wonder who stands a better chance for success: the device that caters to the user or one that caters to the doctor?
December 12, 2014
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Need a doctor? Better yet, wish you could roll back time and get that physician to come to you? Well, you’re in luck: Pardon the cliché, but there’s an app for that.
December 12, 2014
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Patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania might wonder why their nurses are always on their smartphones – until they learn those nurses are actually sending secure messages to everyone on a patient’s care team.
December 12, 2014
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Nurses just might be the original practitioners of mHealth. Even during the pre-smartphone era, they typically carried pagers around everywhere – often while off the clock.
December 12, 2014
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Patient engagement is one of the more popular topics in the mHealth landscape these days, and with the mHealth Summit right around the corner (really, December isn't that distant), it's sure to work its way into many a conversation.
December 12, 2014
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When Apple announced in June that it was working with the Mayo Clinic on an app that would integrate healthcare information from other third-party apps – including one from Mayo – offering a comprehensive medical view on a mobile device, we were intrigued.
December 12, 2014
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McKesson this week launched McKesson Ventures, a strategic fund that will invest in early and growth stage companies aimed at tackling the big challenges facing the healthcare industry.
December 12, 2014
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What's the healthcare C-suite planning for in the coming year? While everybody seems to have differing opinions, there's a consensus that 2015 will introduce a lot of changes, particularly in how providers and consumers interact.
December 11, 2014
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Imagine technology as medicine -- a type of drug meant to heal diabetes, for example, or prevent strokes or heart failure. That's the concept Anand Iyer, president and CEO of WellDoc, explored Wednesday at the mHealth Summit in Washington.
December 10, 2014
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Information is the foundation on which healthcare will move forward, transitioning from treating illness to managing wellness. With the explosion of patient data, clinicians are becoming dependent on accessing real time IT systems to improve their patient’s lives. Healthcare mobility is based on integrating technology to give medical professionals the information they need, wherever they need it. Read this white paper to learn how hospitals can offer a way to share patient information with ease of use while also maintaining control, leading to the creation of communities of care, and ultimately, innovations in medicine.
October 11, 2013
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Watch this informative video to learn how Palomar Health - the largest health district in the state of California - implemented healthcare alert management software to connect its nurse call system with the existing EHR and phone systems to improve care team communication and patient experiences.
January 2, 2013
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This whitepaper looks at the five ways doctors and their hospitals can benefit from the ability to achieve instant communications routed per physicians’ preferences. With the improved ability for doctors to coordinate care through well-routed communication requests, patient care gets a boost, staff satisfaction goes up, and the healthcare system can achieve overall greater efficiency.
June 1, 2012
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Now more than ever, Healthcare IT organizations must be able to adopt the cloud in non-disruptive and innovative ways. In this webinar, learn how Dell and Citrix have partnered to provide Mobile Clinical Computing solutions that can protect sensitive data, improve clinical workflow and simplify IT deployment and management- giving you and your clinicians more time to focus on the quality of patient care.
November 21, 2014
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At this session, you’ll see first-hand how you can use technology to enable better care team coordination and communication, how you can share information, including patient data, securely, and how you can easily use the data that you have to help make more informed and faster decisions.
November 18, 2014
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Doctors are clamoring to view MRI and CT scans on their smartphones and tablets. Healthcare professionals all seem to agree that the more mobile the data, the more efficient the patient care. But these medical images are enormous files. What sort of wireless infrastructure could possibly handle all this traffic? And how can hospitals begin transitioning to a future-ready mobile infrastructure without breaking the bank? One of the Nation’s top hospital systems and its technology partners recently found the answers to these questions while designing and building a state-of-the-art wireless infrastructure for a new hospital facility in upstate New York.
October 21, 2014
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Clinical grade mobility is critical to ensuring the performance, reliability, and security needed to maximize caregiver productivity and ensure the highest quality of patient care. By putting people first, Pediatric Associates has enhanced its mobile workflows to deliver more collaborative care and increase productivity.
October 17, 2014
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In this 60-minute webinar you’ll discover how Banner Health improved patient care by centralizing its call centers and curtailing clinicians’ alarm fatigue.
October 17, 2014
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This webinar with explore how the University of Pittsburg Medical Center’s (UPMC) EMR and mobility strategy is enhancing clinical workflows and patient care.
September 26, 2014
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In this report, Frost & Sullivan recognizes and details the major challenges in the current connected health ecosystem. Frost & Sullivan compares three mHealth interoperability platforms that attempt to address the industry issues for connecting patient data to healthcare. The report highlights the customer value and experience, operational and implementation efficiency, and level of technological sophistication for various healthcare organizations working to achieve interoperability through mobile health platforms.
September 25, 2014
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This session provides an overview of trends and best practices in point-of-care technology, as well as challenges in applying point-of-care technology.
September 12, 2014
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With a greater diversity of device options than ever, and new apps hitting the market every day, how can hospitals and health systems support and manage this influx of mobile tools to their fullest advantage?
August 5, 2014
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While EHRs have increased clinicians' ability to document and share histories, results, assessments and orders, they underperform when it comes to finding and connecting clinicians with other team members, insights, and coordinating complex care processes, especially when team members cross organizational boundaries.
December 18, 2014
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It will be a while before the dust settles on last week's elections, but it seems safe to say many healthcare stakeholders are a little uneasy, at best.
November 12, 2014
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David Harlow breaks down the highlights of a recent survey regarding wearable fitness trackers and presents further questions about the technology's presence in the healthcare space.
November 11, 2014
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Sensor technology is going through a sort of Moore's law type period, with personal health technologies experiencing exponential improvements.
November 10, 2014
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Have you ever wondered which hospitals were the most social media friendly or how your organization compares with others? Or, have you wanted to benchmark your hospital against peers, but didn't know where to find the data?
November 7, 2014
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Could the use of technologies that distance healthcare providers from the first-hand experience of the suffering of those they care for (such as telemedicine platforms and other forms of "virtual visits" or self-care tools) lead to a collective "stumbling over lines" with unfortunate consequences?
October 13, 2014
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It's a debate that's not going away soon: how big a role should the data from a patient's wearable devices play in an actual appointment.
October 9, 2014
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Why is healthcare tech different than finding the MVP in the rapidly-changing, market-responsive world of mobile tech?
October 1, 2014
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John Halamka, MD, shares his thoughts about Apple's latest release, the iPhone 6.
September 22, 2014
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There's growing buzz around Apple's HealthKit, billed as the latest and greatest in data aggregation. Aggregating health data is a good first step towards proactively improving health. But the larger question is: How will this data advance society's broader healthcare goals?
September 17, 2014
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Health IT is often considered a silent partner in healthcare -- not seen by patients, but a critical part of the system. As we celebrate National Health IT Week, it's important to realize that although health IT already has a long history.
September 16, 2014
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Thirty years since Steve Jobs introduced the first MacIntosh, we are on the cusp of a different kind of revolution: the consumerization of healthcare middleware that gathers data about your body/activity.
September 10, 2014
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The mHealth Summit, the largest global conference and expo focused on the intersection of mobile/wireless and healthcare delivery, today announced that NantWorks Founder and Chairman, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, will help open the 6th annual Summit with a keynote address on December 8.
September 24, 2014
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General Cable (NYSE: BGC), a global leader in the wire and cable industry, recently launched three new mobile applications to help end users and customers using their smartphones or tablets maximize their productivity, no matter where they are.
May 22, 2014
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Rwandan e-Health Coordinator and India-Based Partnership Earn Top Honors.
December 12, 2013
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Happtique’s robust certification standards for privacy, security, and content used to advance mHealth standards.
December 3, 2013
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Opening Keynote Speaker Jack Young, Director of Qualcomm Life Fund, Sets Stage For Day of Live Presentations of Cutting-Edge Mobile Health and Health IT Innovations.
November 12, 2013
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HIMSS and PharmaVOICE to Convene Pharma Leaders and Others in Mobile Health Ecosystem to Foster Cross-Sector Collaborations Aimed at Improving Patient Outcomes.
November 6, 2013
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Donato Tramuto, the Founder ofHealth eVillages, today announced that the organization has made a grant to the Lwala Community Alliance (LCA) for comprehensive Internet service that will improve connectivity between LCA clinicians in rural Kenya.
October 31, 2013
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Keynote by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus and Other Featured Speakers Will Examine mHealth’s Role in Improving Health Outcomes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
October 30, 2013
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Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc., a physician-centric integrated healthcare delivery company, today announced that Pacifica Hospital of the Valley has signed a hospital ACO participation agreement with ApolloMed ACO.
October 23, 2013
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Keynotes include FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs, Danish Minister of Health Astrid Krag and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus.
October 22, 2013
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MedTech Media, a division of HIMSS Media, announced today the launch of mHealth News, a website serving the information needs of professionals who are advancing healthcare through the use of mobile platforms.
July 9, 2013
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M*Modal, a leading provider of clinical documentation and Speech Understanding solutions, today announced an expanded relationship with Erlanger Health System to deliver exclusive outsourced transcription and front-end speech recognition technologies. Erlanger has selected M*Modal Fluency Flex to bring greater choice, efficiency and cost savings in creating reports and documenting patient records.
June 26, 2013
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