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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Not long ago, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania launched a program setting up residents, faculty physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other clinicians with mobile devices. The hope was to enable better communication among care teams. The pilot was so successful that caregivers say they don’t want to see it end.
November 5, 2014
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In an on-demand culture, Americans want convenience and will pay for it -- even when it comes to healthcare. Pager, a New York City-based company that calls itself "urgent care on wheels," is using an app to help patients in Manhattan and Brooklyn get house calls from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
November 5, 2014
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Gamification still hasn't caught on in healthcare the way many think it should. One problem? Game designers are forgetting the human aspects. Case in point: How many healthcare games or apps have an avatar? Very few. That personal element is critical to engaging people, says one expert.
November 5, 2014
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An enduring fallacy in consumer-centered mHealth is that a device's success in the market comes down to the whims of the wearer. But that's only half the battle. If a wearable device isn't collecting information that a healthcare provider wants or needs, it's just going to end up being a fancy -- and expensive -- watch or bracelet.
November 5, 2014
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Just a few years ago, discussion of the use of radio-frequency identification in healthcare was usually limited to drug manufacturers and wholesalers. But more and more hospitals are using RFID technology to improve safety and efficiency.
November 4, 2014
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Mobile health wearables and sensors present myriad opportunities for improving patient care and increasing patient engagement. They also offer the chance to better manage chronically ill patients remotely. The only problem? It's not that these wearables are scarce. It's that many just aren't secure.
October 31, 2014
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Cleveland Clinic unveiled Wednesday its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015, and among them are some technology advances.
October 30, 2014
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Research by Accenture has found that nurses frequently use a wide range of communication technologies. Although these technologies can help collaboration and patient care, there are some downsides as well.
October 30, 2014
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While consumer-facing mobile apps garner much of the spotlight, mHealth devices, hardware and software are all starting to gain purchase within hospitals. To that end, this year's mHealth Summit has added two key symposia: The Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Symposium and the Clinical Mobility Forum.
October 30, 2014
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Patient engagement is one of the more popular topics in the mHealth landscape these days, and with the mHealth Summit right around the corner (really, December isn't that distant), it's sure to work its way into many a conversation.
October 30, 2014
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Purchasing spree continues as Optum gains chronic condition management, smoking cessation and other services.
October 28, 2014
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Among the 71 mobile and telemedicine projects underway at Intermountain Healthcare are a smartwatch clinicians use, the gyrometer given to patients post-operation and the popular social networking tools Facebook, Twitter and Yammer.
October 27, 2014
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Since 2009, Regional Obstetrical Consultants (ROC) has operated the Solutions to Obstetrics in Rural Counties (STORC) project, a telemedicine program that delivers care in rural areas to women with at-risk pregnancies who would otherwise have little or no access to greatly needed, high-risk care. Learn how the physicians at ROC have implemented a telemedicine solution to bring mobile healthcare to remote locations.
November 27, 2013
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Beyond meeting meaningful use criteria healthcare organizations are seeking to validate their EHR deployments in terms of ROI and outcomes. While studies over time will likely confirm the positive impact EHRs have on improving quality of care, healthcare providers must justify their technology investments today as the industry continues its rapid transformation under healthcare reform. Healthcare providers can enhance their EHR deployment by leveraging mobile technology. Given the ubiquity of mobile technology among consumers and clinicians, integrating clinical mobility into EHRs can deliver immediate and tangible benefits. Read this report to gain insight on the perspectives of your peers, including COO of Pediatric Associates, president of Methodist Hospital for Surgery, associate CMIO of Cleveland Clinic and more.
November 27, 2013
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Within the wide scope of use for wireless communications, the ability to use radio frequency for identification and location tracking has become very prevalent. This white paper provides a look into how RTLS is helping hospitals save money and how early adopters have paved the way for a widespread acceptance.
October 2, 2013
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The case for telemedicine in today’s healthcare world is rapidly changing. Not only does it reduce the costs of chronic care, it has been shown to improve outcomes. This white paper discusses where Telemedicine is today and where it's headed, based on technologies that are available and the increasing rate of adoption.
October 2, 2013
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Patient engagement and electronic HIE are the game changers of Stage 2 meaningful use requirements, which were designed to further expand the meaningful use of certified EHR technology. For patient engagement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services added two core objectives – providing patients with online access to health information and providing secure messaging between patient and provider. This white paper highlights results from a study conducted by IDR Medical GmbH that surveyed 1,000 U.S.-based patients regarding their attitude toward patient portal technologies. Find out why the results show strong validation for imaging portal demand and need.
August 28, 2013
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Discover how to enhance communication with actionable display information for patients, visitor and employees. Digital signage allows for streamlined workflows for clinicians and staff to enhance patient care and safety. Read this eBook to learn how to develop a strategy to cost effectively deliver critical messaging for multiple audiences at multiple locations.
June 12, 2013
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Hospitals and health systems have invested significant funds and other resources to meet numerous strategic enterprise initiatives such as ICD-10, Meaningful Use, HIPAA requirements, whether to join or form an ACO, and others. Executives from four major health systems came together for a roundtable discussion on how employing an integrated strategy has helped them overcome challenges and achieve goals. <br> </br> Learn how leading healthcare organizations are:<br> </br> • Educating stakeholders on the ultimate benefits of the initiatives<br> • Adopting methodologies that streamline workflows and reduce costs<br> • Sharing information and promoting best practices across the enterprise<br> • Avoiding initiatives being deployed in silos<br> • Knowing when to partner with trusted organizations to achieve initiatives more rapidly and efficiently<br>
April 30, 2013
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What are the most important questions to ask when selecting a secure texting solution? Find out what really matters by reading this whitepaper on the 10 most important things to know when evaluating a solution.
April 19, 2013
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Now more than ever before, physicians use mobile technologies such as tablets and smartphones within their practice to bolster patient care, improve productivity, access EMRs and conduct video patient consultations. IT managers are then faced with the challenge of investing in a future-proof infrastructure, capable of handling gigabit capacities in order to avoid network bottlenecks over disparate facilities. Learn how healthcare institutions across the nation successfully solved their bandwidth challenges with a high-performance, HIPAA-compliant wireless connectivity solutions quickly, easily and cost-effectively.
February 27, 2013
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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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As technology continues to evolve, it can be difficult to resist getting caught by the "gee whiz" factor as we project what the future of healthcare could look like. But a new study may reveal the kind of challenges that lie ahead.
April 29, 2014
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It's no secret that engaging patients in their care is essential to supporting care quality, increasing patient satisfaction and, achieving positive patient outcomes. However, when the patient leaves the hospital, it can be challenging to sustain patient engagement.
April 28, 2014
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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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Techs Loanstar, Inc. (OTCQB: TCLN) (PINKSHEETS: TCLN) and Quture, Inc. ("Quture") announces preparation to launch its new clinical performance and outcomes measurement tool in a cloud version running on the InterSystems platform. Quture's new "transformative" and "disruptive" science and technology will introduce electronic performance measurement to empower hospitals and surgery centers to measure clinical performance on the InterSystems Corporation (www.InterSystems.com) technology platform. This new cloud product version allows rural and smaller hospitals and medical centers to be able to afford this remarkable technology on an affordable pricing and subscription licensing structure.
January 3, 2012
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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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