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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With more than 350 exhibitors on the show floor, including many for the first time, MGMA's exhibit hall is expected to be abuzz with activity and fresh ideas. There's also a "Tweet Street."
October 23, 2014
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In what's being hailed as a "spectacular success story," the World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus transmission, with public health agencies and government officials citing a mobile health initiative as largely responsible for the triumph.
October 23, 2014
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Boston Children's Hospital has named three finalists to compete for $30,000 and investment advice from industry leaders in the hospital's first Innovation Tank, which the hospital patterned after ABC's hit show, Shark Tank.
October 23, 2014
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With sights set on leveraging predictive analytics in the clinical setting, IBM and researchers at the University of Michigan have launched a project that aims to be an early warning system to identify and predict life-threatening medical complications.
October 22, 2014
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Wes Wright, chief information officer of Seattle Children's Hospital, had a couple big reasons for embracing a virtual desktop infrastructure strategy for the 323-bed tertiary care facility. "Speed and ubiquity," he says. But soon he found a bonus.
October 22, 2014
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For wearable technology to live up to the hype, especially when it comes to healthcare, it will have to be "interoperable, integrated, engaging, social and outcomes-driven," according to PwC.
October 21, 2014
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One of the takeaways of a recent survey conducted by Software Advice indicates that mHealth users are better at using electronic health records -- and getting more out of them -- than doctors who use PCs.
October 20, 2014
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Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, is the founder and director of the Center for Connected Health, a division of Partners HealthCare in Boston, talks with mHealth News Editor Eric Wicklund about the progress made in mobile health technology, and the challenges remaining.
October 17, 2014
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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has teamed up with the Bay State's largest hospital in a new partnership aimed at addressing three major obstacles in clinical medicine, tapping data analytics and digital health tools.
October 16, 2014
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Cash flow into the healthcare IT sector may just have reached its limit. Coming down from a torrid second quarter, Q3 venture capital funding for the sector dropped nearly 50 percent, according to the findings of a new report.
October 15, 2014
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While it's clear how Apple's HealthKit and the newest smartphones will play in the healthcare realm, Apple Pay, which the company is rumored to be preparing for a debut when it announces new iPads this week, could actually have an impact there as well.
October 15, 2014
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Tech giant Google is trying out the telehealth waters, after reports last week confirmed the company was in the trial phase of a video-based platform that connects consumers searching online for health data with physicians.
October 13, 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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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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To make ITaaS (IT as a Service) work for you, what organizational shifts do you need to embrace? What internal and external steps do you need to take? And how can those steps directly impact the performance and availability of your EMR applications?
August 18, 2014
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In this webinar, learn the key considerations to design a wireless network to meet the needs of today’s hospitals for 24x7x365 operation.
August 8, 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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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 consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-device movement in the workplace has proven to be extremely beneficial for the healthcare industry, allowing providers to access patient data, billing information, clinical trial data and employee information on the go. However, this comes with a price.
August 12, 2014
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While the flexibility of social media makes them an exciting tool for healthcare organizations, having a clear strategy is critical.
August 12, 2014
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Traditionally, the introduction of new technologies into health care has been assumed by knee-jerk reaction to add costs. Yet, the Center for Connected Health has accumulated evidence to the contrary. Joseph C. Kvedar, MD presents two stories to demonstrate this.
July 30, 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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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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