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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From a high-tech command center at Miami Children's Hospital, doctors can diagnose and treat patients in a small Peruvian village, a mall in the Ukraine or a cruise ship sailing the Atlantic, among many distant and diverse locations.
March 4, 2014
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A new UCLA-led study suggests that real-time social media such as Twitter could be used to track HIV and drug related behavior to detect potential outbreaks -- and ultimately, as a tool for prevention efforts.
March 3, 2014
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mHealth is creating buzz. For those who want to know what it's all about and find out the latest happenings in the mHeatlth world, the Mobile Health Knowledge Center at HIMSS14 is the place to be.
February 25, 2014
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A proposed bill that aims to reduce regulatory burden in healthcare IT is drawing backlash from mHealth advocates who feel it may endanger lives and decimate the industry. Sponsors say the bill would prioritize the FDA's attention to technologies that pose the greatest health risk, rather than giving the agency broad authority over "low-risk health IT."
February 18, 2014
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Healthcare and the implications of the Affordable Care Act are at the forefront of everyone's mind. With healthcare costs continuing to rise and concerns about accessibility to quality care, there is not much positive news on this front.
February 15, 2014
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Space age technology for locating dangerous gases is being adapted to transform smartphones into cancer-finding tools. The Scripps Translational Science Institute is joining forces with Vantage Health to harness the Vantage Health Sensor, a small device that attaches to a smartphone and analyzes certain volatile organic compounds.
February 13, 2014
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Independent Maine Sen. Angus King and Republican Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer have introduced legislation they say will reduce regulatory burden on the health IT industry and protect jobs.
February 11, 2014
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Kaiser Permanente and the Veterans Health Administration have partnered to research and share best practices in four areas of healthcare: connected health and virtual care, genomics, the care of veterans who are also Kaiser members and analytics.
February 10, 2014
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Castlight Health, whose technology aims to bring better clarity to healthcare pricing, has quietly filed with the Securities Exchange Commission for an initial public offering anticipated to be valued around $2 billion.
February 6, 2014
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AT&T has tapped noted heart surgeon, geneticist and author Eric Topol, MD, as its chief medical advisor. Topol is expected to impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, executives say.
February 6, 2014
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A dynamic health IT marketplace is rewarding robust and scalable companies -- especially those whose products focus on revenue cycle and clinical decision making, according to a trend report from investment bank Berkery Noyes.
January 28, 2014
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A remote care management pilot that makes use of mHealth tools and services has been launched in Mississippi. Officials hope it will make an impact in the state with the highest percentage of adult diabetics and cut into the $3 billion in diabetes-related health costs that the state incurs each year.
January 27, 2014
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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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Specialty medicine practices rarely employ a dedicated information technology resource. Durham Nephrology is no exception. The Durham practice navigated the uncharted waters of attesting to <a href="/directory/meaningful-use" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">Meaningful Use</a> under <a href="/directory/health-information-technology-economic-and-clinical-health-hitech-act" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">the HITECH Act</a> of 2009 without the benefit of an IT expert or outside consultant. They implemented an <a href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">EHR</a> system in 2003 and believed that an EHR was the only long-term, effective way to organize patient charts and clinical notes. Read this story to find out this resourceful team achieved their goals--and more.
September 4, 2012
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As healthcare organizations develop strategies to comply with federal mandates and succeed in the new environment, wireless is one of the emerging technologies that can enable organizations to meet their clinical and business objectives, especially in this era of having to do more with a finite set of resources. This paper, featuring results from a Healthcare IT News online survey from June and July 2012, discusses current usage of wireless data technology in healthcare and identifies areas of demand and the potential benefits of wireless solutions and strategies.
August 29, 2012
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In a viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, three ethics and psychiatry experts from Johns Hopkins University argue that industry guidelines on online medical professionalism inappropriately call on physicians to separate their personal and professional identities.
August 19, 2013
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The word ‘innovation’ gets bandied about with such frequency in healthcare analyses these days, you’d think it had some kind of magic transformational power.
July 23, 2013
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Last week I had the opportunity to test Google Glass. Of course, there have been parodies of the user experience but I believe that clinicians can successfully use Google Glass to improve quality, safety, and efficiency.
July 17, 2013
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An interesting trend I’ve noticed developing is the use of crowdsourcing to drive innovations in healthcare and manage the complexities of the industry. I decided to take a closer look when I saw it emerge as a topic at this year’s TEDMED conference.
July 9, 2013
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There is no doubt that social media has fundamentally changed the patient to patient and patient to provider communications relationship for the healthcare industry.
June 24, 2013
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@KevinMD has a great new book that is designed as a guide for physicians to establish, manage and protect their online reputations. However, I believe it has value to other clinicians and even administrators who want to do the same or at least understand why physicians need to have online visibility.
June 4, 2013
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In a world where most folks change jobs every couple of years, people are often amazed to hear that I started work in connected health 19 years ago. Implicit in their amazement is a question, “Why did you stick with it so long?” The quickest response is that the work we started back then is not yet finished.
April 25, 2013
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Africa has 433 million cell phone subscriptions and only 12 million landlines. Africans have enthusiastically adopted mobile technology because it is accessible, scalable, cost effective and available. By not investing in cloud solutions, today’s healthcare providers are theoretically building the landlines of Africa.
April 23, 2013
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The American College of Physicians (ACP) Ethics, Professionalism, and Human Rights Committee, the ACP Council of Associates, and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Special Committee on Ethics and Professionalism spent eighteen months developing a policy statement on online medical professionalism.
April 19, 2013
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Many reporters have contacted me for an IT perspective on the April 15 bombings in Boston. Within moments of the event, social media became the preferred mechanism for communication and coordination.
April 17, 2013
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Two weeks ago I had the good fortune to be invited back to the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) to participate as a judge of a digital healthcare start-up competition. In the last two years healthcare has become a highly featured part of the SXSW Interactive conference, particularly as digital health has risen to the forefront of the healthcare conversation.
March 25, 2013
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One of the biggest trends for 2013 is wearable technology. Although the idea of wearing a device might make the average person feel like a cyborg, we are used to seeing doctors wearing devices.
March 22, 2013
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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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MegaPath Inc., one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, and security services in North America, today announced that SunBridge Healthcare, a provider of short-stay care, residential skilled care, rehabilitation therapy, Alzheimer’s care, behavioral health sciences and hospice services, is leveraging the company’s Full T1 Service for wireless Internet access. The MegaPath Full T1 service enables SunBridge Healthcare’s doctors to access patient medical records and hospital systems, while patients and their families can browse the Web, read email and participate in video calls.
October 24, 2011
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