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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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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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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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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sites/default/files/resource-media/pdf/software_ag_architecting_the_hospital_of_the_future.pdf
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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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sites/default/files/resource-media/pdf/amcom_9_tips.pdf
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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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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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The University of Michigan Health System has selected Connexall USA as its system-wide integration platform to connect clinical alarm and alert data from medical devices to communications devices, wireless phones and pagers for its new 348-bed C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. The goal of the solution is to improve workflow and data analytics, while reducing noise levels, strengthening care delivery and enhancing the patient experience.
September 13, 2011
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A groundbreaking scheduling software built to accommodate today's mobile lifestyle has shifted the way healthcare services, pharmacies, dental practices, caregivers and hospitals create and manage staff schedules.
September 12, 2011
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Aerohive Networks, the pioneer in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-enabled networking, and ICT partner tetranet construction GmbH, have been selected by The District Hospital (KKH) Erding Dorfen Clinic in Germany, to provide its mission-critical wireless network.
September 9, 2011
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Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc., announced today the availability of its remote clinical and financial solution PrimeMOBILE as a native application for Apple’s iPad and iPad2 following last year’s iPhone release.
August 31, 2011
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Registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are expected to play increasingly important roles in the healthcare ecosystem in the coming years due to the impending shortage of primary care physicians
July 12, 2011
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When a baby requires care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), it is a stressful time for the entire family. St. Jude Medical Center, part of the St. Joseph Health System, has made it a little easier. For parents with babies in the St. Jude NICU, no matter where they are, no matter if it is 2 a.m. or 2 p.m.-their infant is now as close as a computer or mobile device.
July 7, 2011
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South Tampa Immediate Care today announced a new partnership with Healthagen to put medical and facility information into the hands of smartphone users with iTriage - a free mobile healthcare application. The increase in mobile phone subscriptions, specifically smartphones, has led the medical facility to expand its presence in the mobile community by providing on-the-go access to a variety of medical information.
June 20, 2011
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KLAS today announced the release of their highly anticipated 2011 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure report. The coveted awards are based solely on data from customer surveys of hospital and clinic executives, administrators, physicians, nurses, clinicians, and other directors and managers interacting with healthcare equipment and infrastructure solutions.
June 15, 2011
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Health 2.0 and Walgreens launched June 9 the Walgreens 2011 Challenge: A New Approach to Patient Information Navigation, which invites teams of developers to create an application that presents aggregated U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data on specific health topics.
June 10, 2011
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ConnectedHealth, a provider of health monitoring connectivity solutions, today announced partnerships with three leading wireless health device manufacturers. Under the terms of the agreements, A&D Medical, Entra and Nonin Medical will provide, respectively, wireless weight scales and blood pressure monitors; wireless glucose meters and wireless pulse oximeters that operate on ConnectedHealth's eHealth platform.
June 6, 2011
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Health 2.0 and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health today announced the winner of the Local Children’s Data Developer Challenge, Team Big Yellow Star, for its interactive tool, Mapping Health. The winning submission is a web-based, interactive data visualization focused on children’s health data in California.
June 6, 2011
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