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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Serving notice that "covered entities and business associates must understand that mobile device security is their obligation," the HHS Office for Civil Rights has settled with two organizations for a combined $1,975,220 penalty after their unencrypted computers were stolen.
April 23, 2014
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Healthcare has a few things to do differently in the privacy and security arena -- one of them being: Start taking it seriously. This according to Verizon's annual breach report released today. Photo: Carol Smith, 2011
April 22, 2014
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A California-based home care and hospice group has undergone a digital overhaul after providing tablet computers for its some 1,300 care providers. And, although far from an inexpensive rollout, the digitization has saved the group big bucks.
April 18, 2014
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For the most part, providers are still wary over the mHealth movement. And this caution just might be preventing them from big care improvement opportunities, say the findings of a new study.
April 18, 2014
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The most basic security truth in 2014 is that encryption done properly -- a high enough level of encryption, proper safeguarding of the encryption key -- is the best thing an IT department can do. Sill, many industries resist encryption, and healthcare is arguably the most strident.
April 17, 2014
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Security is a nightmare for all companies, but the very nature of healthcare makes it far worse. Are there ways to make security not merely viable, but even profitable?
April 16, 2014
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Telecommunication behemoth BlackBerry Limited is testing out the healthcare IT waters, after it announced this week it was buying a stake in a cloud-based medical IT provider company.
April 16, 2014
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When it comes to security threat severity, the Heartbleed bug doesn't miss a beat. That's according to Phil Lerner, chief information security officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who, on a scale from 1 to 10, ranks the bug a solid "high priority" at 7.5.
April 14, 2014
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With consumers entranced by fast-evolving technologies and accustomed to price competition, healthcare is set to be transformed by innovations from other sectors of the economy such as retail and telecommunications, according to a new study by PwC's Health Research Institute.
April 14, 2014
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To healthcare mogul Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, the dirtiest four-letter word in the realm of digital health is "silo."
April 10, 2014
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Boston has long proven itself a mecca for healthcare innovation, a hub of some of the best minds and most prestigious hospitals in the nation. And the 2014 Boston Children's Hospital Innovators' Showcase proved no exception.
April 9, 2014
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In a development that could help providers with remote patient monitoring and other telehealth applications, one developer has created a neuroimaging app designed to work with Google Glass.
April 8, 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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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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With a mission to provide the best in-patient, out-patient, and emergency services to their patients, Mee Memorial Hospital made certain their caregivers had the most appropriate technology devices at the point of care. How did they do it? Through a Clinical Device Assessment. Learn More.
March 28, 2014
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Before deploying tablets in your organization, it’s important to make sure the devices you’re considering are clinical grade. Clinical grade promises the performance, reliability, and security that are required to help caregivers be as productive as they can be, while ensuring the highest quality of patient care. Join us to learn what makes a clinical grade tablet and hear how other healthcare organizations have tackled this challenge.
March 3, 2014
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The near ubiquity of mobile technologies in the daily lives of billions is viewed as a unique opportunity to make healthcare more accessible and cost-effective. Connecting consumers and healthcare providers in this developing ecosystem is crucial to its long term success. This webinar will showcase the engagement models that will lead to the greatest success for healthcare companies and wireless communications companies. Our industry experts will also share cases where partnering and co-creation have accelerated deployment and expanded market potential.
February 20, 2014
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Read through valuable insights on the changing landscape of the Healthcare IT industry today. Learn about leading practices from our thought leaders and their strategic thinking through a series of interviews by Deloitte’s key industry leaders, client interviews, research and thought leadership articles on government reform, new risk-based models such as value-based care, M&A activities, growing patient populations and increased competition amid shrinking resources that are driving transformation.
February 17, 2014
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Join Spectralink to learn about PIVOT, a revolutionary WorkSmart solution that improves healthcare communication challenges by combining smartphone-like features with the quality, durability and reliability needed to equip healthcare professionals to work smarter. Hear customers’ first-hand accounts of smartphone shortcomings and why a purpose-built device is mandatory for healthcare’s demanding requirements.
February 13, 2014
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Hear best practices from Oklahoma Heart Hospital, a two hospital, 64 clinic system, on how they have embraced device interoperability and enabled clinician mobile work styles to reduce costs, improve both patient care, and organizational performance. They will also share lessons learned from widespread wireless device and application deployments.
January 20, 2014
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If you are running Windows XP or Windows 7, concerned about the BYOD in your environment and want to give your users an alternative, or to address secure and compliant mobile workflows this webcast is for you. Microsoft mobility in health enterprise solutions transform the way health professionals access and use information and applications. Windows 8.1 helps to enable virtually anywhere access to resources, personalized experiences that improve user productivity, and enterprise-grade solutions that help keep patient information secure.
December 31, 2013
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Everyone knows about social media, but what's harder to "know" is what it can do for you, and in this regard healthcare organizations are no different than the rest of the world.
April 22, 2014
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In 2013, Kaiser Permanente conducted 10.5 million patient-doctor visits via e-mail, telephone or video tools, and in a new report the organization discusses some of the ways those visits took place.
March 24, 2014
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Over the past few months, Beth Israel Deaconess has been the pilot site for a new approach to clinical information technology, wearable computing. In the emergency department, they've developed a prototype of a new information system using Google Glass.
March 12, 2014
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During HIMSS14 I met with numerous companies, leaders and fellow IT professionals. The theme I heard frequently was the need for care management/population health applications based on data acquisition, normalization, mining and workflow.
February 27, 2014
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Want to hook an online audience? Ask Amazon how to do it. That's essentially the advice one health IT stakeholder is offering his colleagues across the sector.
February 26, 2014
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In just a few short weeks, 40,000 healthcare IT professionals will descend on the show floor in Orlando. With the final countdown on, here are a few simple reminders and things to consider as you head out the door.
February 6, 2014
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One of the enduring ironies when it comes to health IT is the contradiction between the understandable concern among healthcare stakeholders over data security and the apparent willingness of patients to share their own information. Two recent polls bear this out.
February 6, 2014
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Too good to be true? The evidence is piling up and stakeholders are beginning to take seriously the idea that gaming could help reduce costs and streamline processes.
January 28, 2014
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Our teams continue to work on Google Glass applications for Emergency Department workflow improvement.
December 12, 2013
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For some, the power of social connections is self-evident. But the impact of social connections goes much deeper than what is obvious on the surface.
December 5, 2013
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Social technologies are quickly finding their way into care and coordination processes across the entire continuum of health and wellness activities.
December 4, 2013
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Here are five ways to find inspiration for healthcare innovation from other industries. These approaches may inspire you to adopt new knowledge, and think differently.
November 25, 2013
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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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U.S. consumers are playing a growing role in healthcare, as both patients and consumers of healthcare. Fueled by the requirements of Meaningful Use Stage 2, with a deadline of May 2014, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services healthcare reform efforts, provider organizations, clinicians and payers are seeing the importance of empowering patients to take charge of their healthcare through the use of health IT.
June 26, 2013
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