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 nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes -- and racking up $245 billion in costs each year -- many stakeholders have been looking for innovative ways to help those individuals better keep tabs on their condition. With its new mobile health project, Microsoft is the latest company to offer a diabetes management platform.
August 21, 2014
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Boston's Joslin Diabetes Center is using an mHealth platform to help diabetics and their caregivers control a potentially fatal side-effect of the disease.
August 20, 2014
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Dan Pelino, the general manager of IBM's global public sector unit, reveals how the partnership came together, how Apple and IBM executives expect providers to use their technologies, when doctors might be able to query Watson via Siri, and other lesser-known-but-promising aspects of the deal.
August 18, 2014
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Nearly half of healthcare organizations polled for a new HIMSS Analytics report use telemedicine technology -- with some of them combining as many as four different tools to enable remote care.
August 14, 2014
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To an industry waiting for more information on Apple's healthcare intentions, even a few crumbs here and there are too tasty to pass up. No word from Apple on timing yet, but Reuters has reported that anonymous sources revealed Apple has held HealthKit discussions with Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins, as well as Epic rival Allscripts.
August 14, 2014
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The West African Ebola outbreak -- already the largest, longest-lasting such contagion yet -- continues to worsen. While the World Health Organization will be essential to stop it, one online database was the first to see it start.
August 12, 2014
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After launching a bedside medication verification program seven years ago, one Colorado-based hospital is now moving forward with its mHealth platform by adding more critical tools aimed at better helping clinicians with care delivery.
August 11, 2014
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In a deal it says will be its "springboard for entry into the telemedicine market," cloud-based EHR developer Practice Fusion is acquiring Ringadoc, which makes communication technology linking patients with physicians.
August 7, 2014
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Virtual reality is nothing new, of course. It's been around in various forms since the 1980s. But an emerging technology called Oculus Rift has many people excited about a new era for the concept -- and its potential applications in healthcare.
August 7, 2014
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In a project that could be a boon for ALS patients, and potentially others with neurodegenerative conditions, Philips and Accenture have developed proof-of-concept technology that enables users to control devices using brainwaves.
August 6, 2014
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M*Modal, which develops voice recognition and clinical documentation technology, has completed its financial restructuring and has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
August 6, 2014
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Healthcare technology is hot stuff, with startups and investors from Silicon Valley to the Charles River chasing after the next paradigm-shifting blockbuster innovation. Each passing quarter sees an ever-increasing tally of eager rounds of funding. But what will be the lasting impact of some of these products?
August 5, 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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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 how Tenet Healthcare CMIO Brian Ralston has created a more collaborative environment by embracing secure texting on mobile devices.
August 13, 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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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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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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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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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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