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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Over the past two years, as many as 3,000 mHealth projects have been launched worldwide, with only 10 of those being scaled to anything resembling a global presence. A new collaboration between the U.S. Agency for International Development and the mHealth Summit hopes to change that.
November 18, 2014
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As Penn Medicine enters the home stretch of formulating its bring-your-own-device policy, Associate CIO of Technology and Infrastructure John Donohue discusses the finer points of crafting smart BYOD rules, from addressing governance up-front to getting early support from the CEO.
November 18, 2014
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Seniors represent one of America's largest and fastest growing populations, and one that will continue to strain the nation's healthcare resources. Consequently, this represents the biggest opportunity for mHealth, which would conceivably connect them to the people and services they need at the point of care.
November 18, 2014
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Increasingly, healthcare providers are deploying apps that manage patient wait time -- which MGMA says is "a strong predictor of overall satisfaction," and central to the care experience component of the triple aim. One mHealth Summit session will offer tips for making best use of apps like these.
November 12, 2014
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Chris Crowley, who says he spent his teenage years "logging into servers all over the world with pretty much free reign," will offer his thoughts on hacking -- ethical and otherwise -- at the mHealth Summit symposium "BYOD and MDM: Managing Risk on the Mobile Perimeter."
November 12, 2014
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What the shifting political winds mean for mHealth is still anyone's guess. But rest assured that when the 2014 mHealth Summit convenes next month, we'll be having some very interesting discussions about the intersection of business innovation and federal regulation.
November 12, 2014
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Here's a thought that should cheer clinical app developers: "99 percent of the greatest ideas in mobile development have not been developed yet." So if you have a terrific idea for an in-house mobile app to make life easier for the physicians at your hospital, go for it.
November 12, 2014
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If you're a provider or payer organization with a great story to tell about a patient engagement program that has improved care and reduced costs, here's your chance to share that success -- and learn from your peers.
November 12, 2014
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New data suggests adoption of electronic health records is poised to save the healthcare industry some serious money over the next five years, as the systems are crucial in supporting infrastructure for a wide range of digital healthcare and mHealth projects.
November 11, 2014
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Despite widespread skepticism about the efficacy of many health apps, some evidence is emerging that they might actually work. At least some of them.
November 11, 2014
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Sentrian, which bills itself as "the remote patient intelligence company," launched today with a roster of industry leaders at the helm, $12 million in seed money, a focus on chronic disease and the goal of eliminating all preventable hospital admissions.
November 10, 2014
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The Nov. 4 midterm elections were a statement, to be sure, with Republicans wresting control of the Senate away from Democrats and expanding their lead in the House of Representatives. But what will this new political landscape mean for mobile and telehealth moving forward these next two years?
November 6, 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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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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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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Clinical mobility has the potential to accelerate the realization of “care anywhere” – the ability to deliver care wherever the patient is, whether it be in an acute-care facility, the home, or in the community. With clinicians embracing mobility in the work setting and innovation setting the stage with new platforms and apps, more efficient workflow and collaboration among caregivers support the goals of higher quality of care, improved clinical outcomes and cost-effective operations. This white paper will aid healthcare providers tasked with finding the right mobile tools for their clinicians, incorporating patient-centric data access policies and building trust with their patients in order to gain widespread acceptance of clinical mobility.
December 3, 2013
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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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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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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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Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) is the first hospital in the country to launch a smartphone app for Apple iOS devices that uses Wi-Fi triangulation technology to offer patients the convenience of an on-campus indoor GPS-like way-finding system, along with other service enhancements.
June 5, 2013
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Continua Health Alliance today announced it has published four primary components on Open Health Tools, the Open Source clearinghouse for health IT projects. Continua has also created a Developer Resources area on its website to promote public access to key development tools that support certification according to its Design Guidelines for personal connected health devices and systems.
June 4, 2013
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May 20, 2013
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Scripps Health announced today that it has been awarded a $3.75 million grant from the Qualcomm Foundation, to be used for the Scripps Translational Science Institute, which was established by Scripps Health in collaboration with various parties to support the development of breakthrough digital technologies designed to revolutionize the practice of medicine.
October 3, 2012
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The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) announced today that the 2012 mHealth Summit will take place Dec. 3 -5 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington D.C. The theme for the fourth annual summit is "Connecting the Mobile Health Ecosystem." The mHealth Summit, a well-respected international conference, exhibition and networking event, is the largest gathering focused solely on the intersection of health and mobile information technology.
February 16, 2012
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mscripts, the leading provider of mobile applications for pharmacies, today announced at the Health Innovation Summit that it is adding new family-friendly shopping capabilities to its Mobile Pharmacy Application Platform. New features include proxy prescription management (allowing one person to manage prescriptions for multiple family members), integrated shopping lists, and upgrades to the mscripts Coupon Module.
January 23, 2012
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MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records ("PHR"), MyEsafeDepositBox storage solutions and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced that it will debut its MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record and Emergency View portals as custom mobile and tablet apps for Android devices at the upcoming HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, February 20-24, in booth 2062 www.himssconference.org. The announcement comes just after the Company introduced its telemedicine portal this month with Alcatel-Lucent's ng Connect at the Consumer Electronics Show.
January 23, 2012
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WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information announced today its new WebMD Baby App for iPhone and iPod touch, a free mobile application for parents of infants and toddlers. WebMD Baby gives new parents quick and reliable access to pediatrician-approved baby health and wellness information anywhere, anytime. WebMD Baby content was created exclusively for the app and is personalized for a baby’s specific age, helping to ensure new parents are one step ahead of their baby’s growth and development.
January 11, 2012
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Cegedim Relationship Management, the leading global provider of Life Sciences-specific Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, today announced that Effik Spain is seamlessly deploying Mobile Intelligence™ for iPad™ via Software as a Service (SaaS) for its Specialty Care team. Effik Spain is a vital division of the European leader of gynecological care committed to delivering better patient outcomes and expanding its innovation within the therapeutic areas of contraception and pregnancy nutrition. The company will also implement Cegedim Relationship Management’s OneKey™, the world-leading healthcare professional (HCP) database, and insightful Mobile Intelligence Analytics.
January 5, 2012
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Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced the 2012 Mobile Clinician Voice Challenge. As part of this month-long event running through February 3rd, Nuance is calling all healthcare developers to voice-enable mobile or web-based healthcare apps. Looking to identify the most innovative uses of voice recognition for the mobile clinician, Nuance is offering more than $25,000 worth of prizes to developers who demonstrate how voice-driven interactions with a mobile healthcare application can enhance clinicians’ experience, improve mobile workflow and lead to better patient care.
January 4, 2012
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