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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When researchers at UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh reviewed more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America via telemedicine, they found that physicians in those countries were highly satisfied with the service and believed telemedicine had improved patient outcomes.
July 22, 2014
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Patient advocate and researcher Jessie Gruman died July 14 at the age of 60, after living with cancer for the better part of her life and turning her struggle into frameworks for progress. In 1992, Gruman helped launch and lead the Center for Advancing Health to help improve the healthcare system after two decades navigating modern medicine herself.
July 21, 2014
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Venture capital funding for health information technology surpassed $1 billion for the first time in Q2 2014 -- far surpassed, in fact, with $1.8 billion raised in 161 deals, more than doubling the $861 million raised in the previous quarter.
July 16, 2014
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As IBM and Apple team up for a new "mobile first" platform, we could be seeing what happens when the power of Watson analytics is put into a smartphone to be queried like Siri at the point of care.
July 16, 2014
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BlackBerry continues to expand further its scope in the healthcare arena after one of its subsidiaries unveiled a new clinical operating system for medical devices.
July 15, 2014
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This year's class of 'Most Wired' hospitals are diving "deeper into data analytics and population health management," according to Hospitals & Health Networks. Here are the 375 hospitals who made the cut.
July 9, 2014
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This year's class of 'Most Wired' hospitals are diving "deeper into data analytics and population health management," according to Hospitals & Health Networks. Here are the 375 hospitals who made the cut.
July 9, 2014
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With sights set on spurring healthcare innovation and interoperability, Royal Philips has teamed up with customer relationship management company salesforce.com to bring a new open, cloud-based platform to the market.
June 26, 2014
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Serving a multi-ethnic patient population that speaks six different languages -- with five different alphabets! -- is just one of the Stage 2 meaningful use challenges for New York Hospital Queens.
June 25, 2014
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More than 60 percent of all industries worldwide embrace BYOD, says Mac McMillan, CEO of the information security company CynergisTek and chairman of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Task Force. In healthcare, that number stands at around 85 percent, with 92 percent of that number saying personal mobile devices are in use multiple times every day.
June 25, 2014
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A new mobile app from Premier Inc. offers healthcare providers instant access to product pricing on purchasing contracts of all types.
June 24, 2014
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While wary clinicians remain a big hurdle, nine out of 10 hospitals are moving forward with plans to expand their use of front-end speech technology, according to a new KLAS report. The cost savings and care improvements make it a no-brainer, they say.
June 20, 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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As healthcare leaders work to protect patients, their data, and comply with federal requirements, independent audits routinely expose a common blind spot and springboard for patient data breaches and even misdiagnoses: connected medical devices. From data loss to patient harm, hefty penalties and jail time, learn how to pinpoint and counter the hidden risks that can impair your organization's healthcare delivery, patient data security and compliance.
July 9, 2014
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If you're a clinician, you'll walk away from this webinar with key insights to share with your team and with your facility's IT staff. If you're on the IT side, you'll learn how to achieve a more successful point-of-care implementation by getting buy-in from your most important constituents – the clinicians themselves.
June 18, 2014
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Making decisions is about having information at hand when you need it most. With a dramatic increase of tablets, phones and convenience devices, the potential to deliver data and analytics information to these devices seems like a common sense decision. Today however, many organizations are grappling with providing that capability to employees. Innovative, flexible, and cost-effective health solutions from Microsoft and Avanade can help connect people, processes, and information to deliver a real impact for better care and better outcomes.
May 22, 2014
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Is inefficient patient flow distressing your bottom-line and quality of care? Discover how Beaufort Memorial Hospital improved its patient flow and impacted its bottom-line. In this whitepaper, we discuss key industry issues such as 30-day readmissions, reimbursements, The Joint Commission’s patient-flow requirements, and more. We will review factors that hospitals must consider to achieve successful patient flow.
May 19, 2014
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Going mobile is no longer an option. Clinicians realize that to drive improvements in clinical efficiency and patient outcomes mobility is required to enable collaborative workflows. It takes the right mobile devices, software, security and improved workflows to successfully deploy a mobile health strategy. Attend this webinar to hear early adopters discuss why they have chosen Windows 8 as their mobile platform. The featured solutions include Allscripts TouchWorks Mobile for Windows 8.1 and UPMC’s Convergence for Windows 8.1.
May 15, 2014
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This presentation will highlight how a healthcare organization can successfully leverage mobile technologies for patient-provider interactions throughout the care continuum such as pre-registration, billpay, clinical intake, and post-encounter follow-up activities. Decision makers in marketing, IT, admissions, registration, scheduling, revenue cycle management, guest relations, and other related areas should attend.
May 7, 2014
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As the U.S. healthcare industry shifts from fee-for-service to pay-for-quality reimbursement models, hospitals and health systems have a unique opportunity to cost-effectively deliver high-quality, patient-centered, timely care across the continuum. One of the keys to being clinically, financially and operationally efficient is to leverage health information technology, particularly clinical mobility. A robust clinical mobility strategy and infrastructure can get the right information to the right clinician in real time and in a secure manner.
April 25, 2014
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Meaningful use requires choosing the ideal devices for your clinicians. Learn how a Clinical Device Assessment helped Adventist Health to equip its home healthcare staff with the right devices.
March 28, 2014
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As U.S. hospitals move through the phases of the EMR Adoption Model, the ability to capture and manage patient data from intelligent medical devices will quickly become a necessity in order to advance patient safety and better clinical outcomes. You need to ensure that your caregivers have the most appropriate technology devices at the point of care. Our Clinical Device Assessment Service can help you get on the right path to meaningful use. Learn More.
March 28, 2014
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No matter where you go, it seems, someone's talking up mHealth. But, a healthy wariness is in order.
July 24, 2014
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We have the nation's Most Wired Hospitals, and we also have America's Most Beautiful Hospitals. We also have national ranking system for hospitals based on their patient engagement efforts. It's time, I think, to look at the nation's hospitals and their wireless capabilities.
July 18, 2014
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How can accountable organizations succeed both in delivering high-quality care and spending healthcare dollars more wisely, so that they can share in the savings they achieve for the Medicare program? Collaboration technology is the answer.
July 15, 2014
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Doctors, patients and insurance companies don’t agree on much. But ask them what they think of call centers, and you can rest assured you’ll get complaints from every quarter.
July 8, 2014
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The power of mobility in healthcare: I can be hundreds of miles away or just in a meeting down the hall at the hospital, but thanks to an application on my phone, I never truly have to leave my patients' bedside.
July 2, 2014
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Apple recently announced that iOS 8 would have a built-in app to collect all of your health info in one place. I saw all kinds of opinion pieces published. I let the dust settle, processed all of this, and came up with the following reflections.
June 24, 2014
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As mobile technology has become increasingly integrated into all aspects of everyday life, it's time for its use in the delivery of information to improve healthcare services and patient outcomes.
May 29, 2014
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I just spent three long days covering the open public forum on the FDASIA report. Federal officials, at the end, said they got from the meeting exactly what they were hoping to get: feedback.
May 20, 2014
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With limited budgets and ever-increasing demands for efficiency and service, how can healthcare payers and providers ensure that their analytics delivers against investments?
May 15, 2014
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While many healthcare organizations continue to remain focused on what happens when patients are physically in the hospital or at a physician's office, today's most successful organizations are taking steps to engage patients before, during and after office visits.
May 9, 2014
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As technology continues to evolve, it can be difficult to resist getting caught by the "gee whiz" factor as we project what the future of healthcare could look like. But a new study may reveal the kind of challenges that lie ahead.
April 29, 2014
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It's no secret that engaging patients in their care is essential to supporting care quality, increasing patient satisfaction and, achieving positive patient outcomes. However, when the patient leaves the hospital, it can be challenging to sustain patient engagement.
April 28, 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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GE Healthcare and Konica Minolta Inc. have signed a global distribution agreement of Konica Minolta’s AeroDR cassette-size digital x-ray imaging retrofit. Having built a collaborative relationship for nearly ten years related to the sales of computed radiography in the United States, the two partners have now agreed to expand their strategic alliance, with GE Healthcare distributing AeroDR not just within the United States, but globally as well, using GE Healthcare sales channels .
June 26, 2013
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