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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Making telemedicine work is often no easy process, but officials from Boston-based Partners HealthCare, a longtime leader in connected health, believe they've done it. So what's their secret?
May 22, 2014
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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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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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Structured and unstructured information are valuable assets that allow companies to make informed business decisions. As a common practice, companies have adopted back office systems and CRM as part of their IT infrastructure to address structured information that’s commonly found in databases. While CRM lays the foundation for the IT infrastructure it does not address the unstructured data that can be found between core systems.
June 22, 2012
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As employees bring their mobile devices to the workplace, while it may increase productivity and reduce cost, it also causes security weaknesses. Download this paper to learn more about mobile security device threats and how to establish a mobile security strategy.
May 7, 2012
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Now more than ever before, physicians use mobile technologies within their practice to bolster patient care and improve productivity. 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 are solving their bandwidth challenges while remaining HIPAA compliant and saving money.
May 1, 2012
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The United States is undergoing a major transformation of its healthcare delivery system, driven by federal health IT investments and healthcare reforms. This content piece features information from a joint presentation at the HIMSS12 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas in February, where Eric Dishman, General Manager of Health Strategy and Solutions at Intel Corporation, and Jason Hwang, MD, executive director of healthcare at the Innosight Institute, presented on the power of “disruptive innovation” to meet the challenges of transforming the U.S. health sector. Download this paper to read examples of how disruption health IT innovation is driving new care models across the globe.
March 29, 2012
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Software AG, a leading provider of Business Process Excellence (BPE) solutions, is helping build the “hospital of the future” for Nemours, an internationally-recognized children’s health system. The full-service Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Orlando will feature state-of-the-art systems for its clinical, facilities, maintenance and other supporting functions, all working together and unified via Software AG technology to create a “smart building” that ensures a comforting, customized experience for young patients and their families.
March 19, 2012
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With the amount of information today’s healthcare technology generates, communications have become intricate webs of guesswork, unknown mobile devices, and just too many systems going beep. In this paper you’ll find nine tips to cope with this chaos and give it the order your patients and staff so desperately need.
March 1, 2012
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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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This year's HIMSS National Health IT Week Blog Carnival is being hosted by Health IT expert and social mover and shaker, Brian Ahier.
August 27, 2013
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The hype over mobile health is deafening on most days and downright annoying on some. So it is with some reluctance that I admit that mobile has the potential to be a game-changer in health.
August 21, 2013
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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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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
Press Release
SafeNet, Inc., a worldwide leader in data protection, today announced the comprehensive educational webinar series, “Let’s Do It in the Cloud,” featuring presentations from some of the most experienced names in the cloud and software industries. Guest executive presenters from Agilis Solutions, Dell Boomi, IDC, SafeNet, THINKstrategies, and Zuora will walk webinar attendees through tips, tricks, and best practices for conquering some of the most challenging obstacles associated with cloud service delivery—from service development and integration to best practices for service pricing, packaging, and usage control, to service lifecycle management from trial to upsell and beyon
October 19, 2011
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MediKeeper, a leading health information integration company, and Wellmark, the leading health insurance company in Iowa and South Dakota, today announced the launch of a new secure member portal using MediKeeper’s customized solution. Focused on improving member access to health information, MyWellmark offers access to claims status, benefits reviews, health care expense tracking, and tools to reach wellness goals.
October 6, 2011
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Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health care organization, and iMPak Health, a joint venture of Swedish-based chip developer Cypak A.B., today announced the successful deployment of their SleepTrak sleep monitoring offerings on T-Mobile’s nationwide 4G network. Utilizing T-Mobile’s Nokia Astound™ devices in combination with the SleepTrak card, a credit card-sized wireless device that is worn on the upper arm, and the free downloadable SleepTrak application, users collect and transfer valuable data about sleep patterns and symptoms associated with inefficient sleep via near field communication (NFC).
October 3, 2011
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Freescale Semiconductor is expanding its offerings for the health and wellness markets with two comprehensive solutions that help OEMs quickly develop ultra-low-power, portable and wireless medical products. The activity monitor reference design allows recorded data to be interpreted and summarized for improved health and fitness performance, enabling consumers to better manage their fitness activities. The MED-SPO2 application development tool based on the Tower System is intended for pulse oximetry development and implementation.
September 27, 2011
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Aetna, a leading global diversified health care benefits company, announced that it is participating in a diabetes prevention program in India led by non-profit Arogya World that strives to reach one million consumers via mobile text messages. This mobile health (mHealth) initiative, which is being supported by a consortium of organisations, aims to raise awareness about diabetes and its prevention through text messages in 12 languages over two years.
September 21, 2011
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International SOS, the world's leading international healthcare, medical and security assistance, and concierge services company, today announced the release of their new mobile application for members, which was built using Pyxis Mobile's enterprise-grade mobile application development platform. The mobile app quickly connects business travelers to the extensive global response capabilities of International SOS, including a one-click dial for help from the nearest International SOS Alarm Center, instant access to the latest location-specific travel alerts, and real-time health and security advice.
September 19, 2011
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CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of the ReVel™ ventilator, a new high performance, portable device designed for pediatric to adult (min. 5Kg) patients who require breathing support during transport.
September 19, 2011
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Priority Health is the only Michigan-based organization to earn Wellness & Health Promotion Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Priority Health earned the recognition for delivering proven value to employers and workers with its wellness programs and services. Priority Health is one of only 20 organizations in the nation to earn this distinction.
September 19, 2011
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AirWatch, a global leader and innovator in mobile security, mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM), today announced that its software was instrumental in the launch of Southeastrans’ Net InSight Mobile App. By leveraging AirWatch, Southeastrans deployed its Net InSight Mobile App to help its network of non-emergency medical transportation providers securely track and manage trips in real-time, run various detailed reports and electronically submit payment data. Since launch, over 30,000 medical transport related transactions and 1,500 compliance inspections have been completed via the mobile application, enhancing security measures and increasing both IT and transportation efficiencies and productivity.
September 19, 2011
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HealthTech Capital, a Silicon Valley-based angel investing group that is pioneering the emerging HealthTech market, announced today that it has closed two new investment deals. PharmaSecure received more than $200,000 from HealthTech Capital members in a Series B syndicated venture round that included Gray Ghost Ventures and others, while Niveus Medical received $600,000 in a Series A syndicated financing of approximately $2 million, which also included Band of Angels, Life Science Angels, Sand Hill Angels, and other angel and venture capital groups. Today's announcement underscores the growing use of investment syndications to support early-stage companies that reduce healthcare costs through technology innovation.
September 16, 2011
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Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated innovative power management, audio and short range wireless technologies, has announced SmartPulse™, the world’s first family of IC based devices interoperable with the DECT ULE (ultra low energy) wireless standard. SmartPulse has been created for home automation, healthcare, security and energy monitoring consumer applications.
September 13, 2011
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