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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The Food and Drug Administration, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Federal Communication Commission hosted a workshop this past week where panel members representing the IT and mobile world participated. For the most part, the constituencies endorsed the risk-based regulatory approach proposed in FDA's Safety Innovation Act.
May 19, 2014
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Billed as "experience-based medicine," a Silicon Valley startup is looking to make clinical decision support more valuable to providers by including peer reviews of myriad medical treatments.
May 15, 2014
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Technologists have worked for years to break down data silos in healthcare. Then, just as it seemed they were starting to figure out interoperability, along comes a flood of mobile health apps that simply don't connect to anything.
May 15, 2014
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The promise of mHealth technology is almost limitless. But both inside and outside the hospital, providers are finding the tricky part is figuring out the best and most effective ways to unlock it.
May 14, 2014
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At a time when hospital officials around the country are looking for proof that mHealth-based communication tools will help them save money, officials at LibertyHealth's Jersey City Medical Center are offering hard figures.
May 8, 2014
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Among the healthcare developers workshopping better approaches to technology design at HxRefactored in Brooklyn next week will be Stephen Buck, who'll offer some "lessons learned" from looking closely at leading EHRs -- specifically, how not to design a user interface.
May 7, 2014
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Conversations about BYOD began long before "smartphone" and "iPad" were household words. As mobile technology continues to evolve and become increasingly common, however, so does the dialogue around whether BYOD is appropriate and beneficial in the healthcare realm.
May 6, 2014
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More than half of people with chronic conditions say the ability to get their electronic medical records online outweighs the potential privacy risks, according to a new survey by Accenture.
May 5, 2014
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Explore Medical Practice Insider's guide to emerging apps and devices for the medical practice.
May 1, 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.
May 1, 2014
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A new report emphasizing a correlation between digital technology and company performance or profitably spanning 11 different industries underscores a few surprising things about the healthcare sector and its digital IQ.
May 1, 2014
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A Nashville hospital is testing a new mobile solution that allows all members of a critical care team to communicate with each other via smartphone.
May 1, 2014
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As hospitals adopt and expand mobile computing strategies, power systems are critical to ensuring caregivers access the information they need, shift after shift, where it matters most – at the point of care. The marketplace is filled with competing claims about which factors matter most. To help hospital decision makers evaluate their options, here are seven questions to ask in evaluating mobile computing workstations, primarily focused on power systems.
February 5, 2013
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This white paper focuses on how an EHR-Extender (EHR-e) can help hospitals leverage data trapped in the EHR and other clinical systems to establish better care team communication. The result of contextual critical alerts and texts are improved communication and enhanced workflows which makes patients, healthcare staff, administration, and regulators happy.
January 2, 2013
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Watch this informative video to learn more about EXTENSION's most popular clinical workflow solutions for nurses and physicians inluding nurse call integration, mobile critical lab notifications, mobile report availability, mobile STAT order notifications, HIPAA-compliant texting and more. EXTENSION's mobile point-of-care solutions improve staff satisfaction, patient safety, and HCAHPS scores.
January 2, 2013
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The perspectives of both the patient and provider must be considered when talking about successful mobility in healthcare. Ultimately, empowering the enterprise will significantly enhance the provider/patient relationship and improve care. And, in fact, both patients and providers are utilizing the same systems to access critical data. Download this whitepaper by Mobile Enterprise to read how healthcare organizations are managing these perspectives and embracing mobility.
December 10, 2012
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Both developed and emerging countries face three global megatrends that will have a crippling impact on their economies and societies if not address in the near future. The most significant trend is a rapidly aging world population. The proportion of the population over the age of 60 is projected to double between 2000 and 2050. At its 2012 Healthcare Innovation Summit, Intel convened several worldwide thought leaders to discuss opportunities to alleviate the impact of global aging, cost growth and workforce shortages.
November 15, 2012
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A May 2012 study by Manhattan Research highlighted that physician tablet adoption reached 62 percent in 2012, with half of those physicians using their device at the point of care. While the phenomenon is largely a spillover from widespread consumer adoption, its promise and value for improving care are tangible. As provisions of the Affordable Care Act – hospital re-admission penalties and accountable care participation – take effect, now more than ever mobile technology is poised to help all stakeholders benefit from improved and safer care, better outcomes and a more efficient, accessible healthcare system. This paper, published as a result the Healthcare Innovation Summit, provides insights from three thought leaders on mobile technology’s impact on collaborative care and workflow in their renowned healthcare organizations.
November 15, 2012
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Information Transforms Healthcare. As a Provider, you collect more data than ever before, from EMRs, patient surveys, home monitoring, to imaging. Collaborating on patient care is difficult at best—there’s so much data, it can’t easily be shared and it’s often incomplete. And new insights can only be derived from relevant information. IT executives can close the gap between maintenance and innovation budgets and deliver clinically relevant, operationally efficient, and fiscally sound solutions for the business. How? With a proven IT infrastructure that allows you to securely take advantage of newly digitized data.
November 7, 2012
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The wealth of electronic data generated by the U.S. healthcare system presents a paradox for healthcare providers. Cloud services offers healthcare an attractive solution, helping hospitals scale with ease, better manage resources, and provide fluid access and sharing of medical images across organizations, departments and providers – achieving a connectedness that supports healthcare organizations’ patient care goals. Learn why cloud services may be the solution to your healthcare organization’s medical imaging challenges.
November 7, 2012
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IT organizations are under increasing intense pressure to consolidate IT operations and refine cyber security initiatives to balance the need to cut costs, against requirements to better manage security and associated risks. This delicate balancing act is forcing many public sector organizations to make difficult decisions that must be carefully weighed. Read this white paper for a list of top cyber security myths that agencies must ‘bust’ to achieve greater security, and better manage ongoing risks.
October 14, 2012
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Hospitals and medical offices are busy places. Ever wonder how easy it would be for someone to walk out with an office laptop or mobile device? Not only do patients expect confidentiality of their medical records but government regulations like HIPAA demand it. The theft of laptops, computers and mobile devices is a common cause of data breaches and physical security is a highly effective first line of defense.
October 8, 2012
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As more and more hospitals work to incorporate smartphones into their communication network, they have learned important lessons that can help other facilities make a smooth transition. At the end of the day, the goal is to get the right message, to the right person, on the right device, at the right time.
September 4, 2012
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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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Making health addictive is really about harnessing the power of our fascination with mobile devices, particularly smartphones. What if we put a personalized, relevant, motivational and unobtrusive message in front of you some of those times?
November 21, 2013
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I came across a great example of using social media for disaster preparedness activities.
November 18, 2013
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One of the challenges with mHealth, as John Moehrke points out, is the variety of solutions which can be described as "mobile health." And every industry that wants to be buzzword compliant is of course, demanding that its own sector be included in the definition of mHealth.
November 15, 2013
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How can healthcare payers and providers, including Healthcare.gov, position themselves to come out on top as players scramble to be digitally relevant?
November 12, 2013
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Certainly Wall Street sees value in Twitter, with its share price sky-rocketing on first day of trading, but is there truly value in Twitter for us out there wandering the Internet ether?
November 11, 2013
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Is there a way we could unobtrusively and almost subliminally slip in a health-related message while you’re checking your beloved smartphone screen?
November 5, 2013
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I first posed the question, "Could Mobile Health Become Addictive?" on August 20th. Since then I've done more thinking and I'm warming to the concept.
October 16, 2013
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The mobile health revolution is occurring in the midst of a much broader shift in business models around computing and software.
September 27, 2013
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Social media is proving to be a cost-effective catapult for multi-channel campaigns that, as in marketing, help recruiters target and nurture candidates based on their individual preferences.
September 23, 2013
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National Health IT Week is being celebrated all week. As we start to look into the future, it’s clear that healthcare IT will play a major role in the U.S. economy.
September 19, 2013
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National Health Information Technology Week is an event with various activities in Washington D.C. and communities all around the country. I am looking forward to hosting the National Health IT Week Blog Carnival which will run from September 16-20, 2013.
September 16, 2013
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Single Touch Systems Inc. (OTCBB: SITO), the technology based mobile media solutions provider that enables businesses, advertisers and brands to easily connect with customers through its patented technologies, today announced an agreement with NextGen Management LLC that will allow doctors in NextGen’s network to deliver wellness-focused mobile communications and branded content to their patients.
December 15, 2011
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Mobile Aspects has announced the release of its new clinical supply automation system “iRIS Touch”. iRIS Touch adds a user friendly & cost effective barcode based option to Mobile Aspects existing “iRIS” (Intelligent Radio-frequency Information System) product line. The system is ideally designed to manage lower cost supplies found in the clinical areas of the hospital & as a compliment to Mobile Aspects existing passive RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) supply, tissue & endoscope tracking solutions.
December 8, 2011
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Nuance Healthcare’s cloud-based, medical speech recognition technology is increasingly being used to power the mobile clinical environment. Today, healthcare provider organizations and independent software vendors including LifeDox, Massachusetts General Hospital, MedMaster, PhoenixOrtho, University of Miami and others are speech-enabling mobile healthcare applications to enhance clinicians’ mobile experience and to simplify their mobile interactions.
December 7, 2011
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Continua Health Alliance, an international not-for-profit organization of healthcare and technology companies dedicated to establishing guidelines for combining and applying existing standards to create interoperable personal connected health products and services, commends Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, on the creation of its new 2net™ Platform, introduced to potential customers this week at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C.
December 7, 2011
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Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) today announced that The Ottawa Hospital has deployed an 802.11n wireless network based on the Aruba Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture to support more than 3,000 Apple iPads, iPhones and iPod touches. Physicians and other healthcare professionals are using these devices to access electronic medical records and physician order entry systems at patients’ bedsides to facilitate decision-making and enhance patient interaction.
December 7, 2011
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Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced today that its new Procedures Consult App for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is now available on the App Store. The app allows for procedure videos, illustrations and text to be stored on a user's iOS device with customized user interfaces. Doctors can now work more confidently with whenever, wherever access to the critical and reliable content of Procedures Consult, including at the bedside.
December 5, 2011
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Kony Solutions, Inc., a leading mobile application platform provider, today introduced Member Mobile, an app designed for health insurers and health plan providers to more quickly and easily launch their mobile presence and engage with members across mobile, tablet and kiosk channels. Built on the proven Kony Platform, the Member Mobile “solution accelerator” offers out-of-the-box features to enhance member engagement, medication management, health plan and provider communication, and health and wellness initiatives, while allowing the plan to leverage existing back office systems. Health plans use the Kony environment to personalize via reskinning/rebranding, utilizing connections to back-end systems and leveraging custom functionality in rapid time with the highest return on investment.
November 30, 2011
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BlueTrain Mobile, a service that enables its customers to build mobile-friendly websites, announces the launch of the mobile version of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) external website, bidmc.org.
November 29, 2011
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Intelerad® Medical Systems, a leader in medical imaging PACS, RIS and workflow solutions, today announced a new mobile-friendly interface for the InteleConnect™ web portal, a brandable, browser-based solution for communicating radiology results to referring physicians. The new interface features an optimized display layout for smart phone and tablet devices, providing access to the portal’s full functionality. It will be demonstrated at the RSNA annual meeting, Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 in Chicago, Illinois.
November 28, 2011
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VisualMED Clinical Solutions Corp. (The "Company") (PINKSHEETS: VMCS) (FRANKFURT: VA6) announces today the launching of a new generation of Patient Access smart applications that will bring major improvements to the way patients communicate with their providers. These new products have evolved from the highly effective remote access capability previously deployed with our clinical information systems in hospitals and clinics. A set of enabling technologies make it easy for patients and physicians to communicate and make home care safer and more affordable.
November 9, 2011
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Boston Scientific Corporation introduces its CardioTeach iPad app, an industry-first, free educational resource to help healthcare professionals better educate patients and caregivers about therapy options related to cardiovascular and peripheral diseases, specifically atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart rhythm disorders and peripheral vascular disease.
October 27, 2011
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Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) (TOKYO:6501), today unveiled its plans for helping customers transform their data into actionable information and harness its power as a strategic asset for business insight and innovation. To accomplish this, Hitachi Data Systems has aligned its product and solutions portfolio around a 3-tiered strategy of infrastructure cloud, content cloud and information cloud that builds on existing IT investments to provide a single virtualization platform for all data.
October 25, 2011
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