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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Franklin Martin, MD, checks his smartphone. Not for voice or email messages, but to locate patients and nurses -- and often, a patient's information. "I use it as I'm walking into the hospital to make my rounds," Martin, chairman of the surgery department at the San Diego-based Palomar Medical Center, says.
December 2, 2013
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Google-backed 23andMe, a consumer company that seeks to be the "world's trusted source of personal genetic information" thanks to its $99 DNA tests, has been slapped with a warning from the FDA that it's in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
November 26, 2013
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In a joint letter to the House Ways & Means and Senate Finance Committees, several industry groups have implored legislators to incentivize integration between electronic health records and remote patient monitoring, to spur better use of patient-generated data in payment reform efforts.
November 25, 2013
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Keeping both hospital guests and clinicians happy is not easy, especially when it comes to meeting their need for WiFi. Learn how hospitals are managing the challenge.
November 25, 2013
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Solid BYOD policies can keep information flowing without running afoul of HIPAA.
November 22, 2013
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The 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America is about a lot more than just imaging. As health information technology transforms care delivery, dozens of courses at McCormick Place this December will explore the ways IT can improve diagnostics.
November 21, 2013
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Breakfast panel to offer tips on extending healthcare solutions to mobile devices.
November 21, 2013
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Two California Congressmen have submitted a bill that would expand telehealth coverage to active-duty service members, their dependents, retirees and veterans. The VA, which launched telehealth services in 2003, has seen a 40 percent reduction in bed days and 87 percent reduction of annual per-patient costs when compared to home-based care programs.
November 20, 2013
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The Venture+ Forum, which is focused on bringing the newest, most promising innovations to light, is the perfect way to start off the Summit.
November 18, 2013
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IBM has made its Watson cognitive computing technology available as a cloud-based app development platform, and healthcare vendors are already getting in on the act.
November 14, 2013
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The potential for smartphones to help with biometric monitoring was immediately apparent to many clinical researchers. When medical conditions required a patient to be notified about a condition change, their mobile phone would naturally be available to send the message.
November 13, 2013
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IT professionals are supposed to encourage the adoption of new technology, not suppress it. But supporting personal devices in a carefully controlled environment is not a trivial task.
November 13, 2013
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I don’t mean to sound jaded, but I think I’m suffering from healthcare IT contest fatigue, which, come to think of it, isn’t all that bad of an affliction.
October 12, 2012
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Since I keep track of this stuff, I need to include this BBC story on my blog. It involves a patient in a hospital ward taking a picture of another patient and posting it on Facebook along with an insult.
October 4, 2012
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As many Apple fan boys (or fan girls) waited with baited breath outside of Apple stores last Friday (or paid someone to stand in line for them) in an attempt to walk out with the new iPhone 5, I used my dinosaur of an iPhone 3 to read tweets about their travails - bad weather, unscrupulous line-cutters, unexpected labor pains ... (Those last two are pure conjecture, by the way.)
September 25, 2012
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Tuning into the live webcast of the ONC’s Consumer Health IT Summit earlier today, I had the pleasure of hearing how Vietnam veteran Randy Watson has used the VA’s Blue Button technology to better enable his healthcare.
September 10, 2012
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I’ve watched with interest for the last 18 months or so as the big mobile phone companies – mainly Verizon and AT&T at this point – have slowly but surely creeped into the healthcare space.
August 14, 2012
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There have been only two times in my life that I have paid attention to cows. I'm in the midst of the second as we speak.
August 7, 2012
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Eric Dishman, the director for health innovation and policy at Intel's Digital Health Group and a prominent and popular speaker at health IT conferences across the country (including HIMSS), is in need of a new kidney.
August 6, 2012
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Since they were brought to market, the healthcare industry has dreamed of embracing tablets and leveraging the innovative technologies and features innate to these types of mobile devices.
August 2, 2012
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Now that my brief holiday is over, I'm back to thinking about standards again. One of the things that I've noted over the past 4 years of blogging is the increased influence of social media on Health IT regulation and standards.
July 10, 2012
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I’ve always been of the opinion that anything I disseminate via social media is pretty much fair game, and I try to play by the golden rule of “If you don’t want it used against you in a court of law, don’t tweet it, post it, link it, pin it, etc.”
July 9, 2012
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At the weekly healthcare and social media tweet chat (#HITsm), hosted by HL7 Standards, participants discussed four previously posed questions, exploring the practical use of social media in the healthcare space. Here is a roundup of the best responses.
July 6, 2012
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There’s a big problem with mHealth, and that problem is the same one that gets in the way with everything aimed at improving health in our country: Us.
June 5, 2012
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Earlier this year, President Obama outlined his plan to create a 21st-century regulatory system that is simpler and smarter and that protects the health and safety of the American people in a pragmatic and cost-effective way. He called for a change in culture to incorporate ongoing review of regulations into our operations. We can target rules already on the books to increase flexibility and remove regulations that are out-of-date, unnecessary, excessively burdensome, or in conflict with other rules.
May 26, 2011
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Ford researchers have developed a heart rate monitoring seat with electrode sensing technology that can check a driver's heart activity.
May 24, 2011
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With 22 percent adoption among medical providers, as reported in a Chilmark Research report, the iPad has become a key tool for US doctors and medical professionals transitioning from paper charts and developing innovative practice models. Medical providers are increasingly looking to streamline the delivery of care and reduce costs in a rapidly changing medical sector. Practice Fusion has noted a trend of providers in the company's EHR community offering traditional house calls and concierge care thanks to the flexible combination of an iPad and web-based EHR. Doctors are able to chart anytime, anywhere without being tethered to a locally-installed EHR or standalone computer.
May 24, 2011
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The X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization solving the world's Grand Challenges of our time by creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions, today announced a collaboration with Qualcomm Incorporated to design the Tricorder X PRIZE, a $10 million prize to develop a mobile solution that can diagnose patients better than or equal to a panel of board certified physicians. The X PRIZE Foundation and Qualcomm seeks to achieve this by combining advancements in expert systems and medical point of care data such as wireless sensors, advancements in medical imaging and microfluidics.
May 23, 2011
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The PTSD Coach smartphone application (app),launched in April by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), has already helped more than 5,000 users connect with important mental health information and resources.
May 17, 2011
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RxEOB today announces the launch of emWellics, a modular mobile platform that connects managed care plans, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), and payers “one-to-one” with their members.
May 16, 2011
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Skyscape, Inc., the leading provider of trusted mobile medical resources for healthcare professionals, has launched a new, affordable Nursing Practical Suite developed specifically to assist Licensed Practical Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, Registered Nurses and students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The new Suite arms these healthcare professionals with relevant and timely information to help make better clinical decisions at the point of care. This trusted collection of medical resources, available exclusively from Skyscape, includes content from leading publishers. This Suite is a critical tool for both learning and use in clinical practice because it includes interactive tables, flowcharts, medical calculators and other clinical decision support tools that provide nurses with the right information in the classroom and at the patient’s bedside.
May 12, 2011
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Visual Healthcare Corp. (the "Company") (NASDAQ OTC: VSHC) announces today that it has entered into an agreement with Sygenics Life Sciences Software (Sygenics LSS) to market a 2nd generation of Lab Automation applications to serve the scientific community. This allows researchers to replace paper-based scientific records and paper-based scrapbooks with more dependable and secure electronic storage capabilities, as well as the ability to instantaneously share information with other scientists of their choice.
May 10, 2011
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CareCloud, the company modernizing healthcare management with powerful cloud-based software and services, and Xpress Technologies, leading provider of physician and nursing documentation, have partnered to launch a combined EMR and practice management solution for urgent care facilities and hospital emergency rooms. The solution offers integration of EMR with daily operations - improving patient flow, decreasing wait time and alleviating stress for busy physicians and nurses.
May 10, 2011
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New mobile technology introduced today by 3M makes it easy for physicians to manage their daily schedule, review patient information, dictate progress notes, and log accurate charges all on a single mobile device in the palm of their hand.
May 10, 2011
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Seventy-five percent of U.S. physicians own some form of Apple device, such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod, according to a new study from pharmaceutical and healthcare market research company Manhattan Research.
May 4, 2011
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ClearPractice, a provider of innovative software solutions for physicians and medical groups, reported today the rapid adoption of Nimble, the company’s comprehensive EMR application designed and developed specifically for the iPad. Since Nimble was launched in September 2010, the company has experienced substantial growth fueled by the wave of adoption of the iPad by medical groups and physicians of all types, including primary care, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, orthopedists and psychiatrists. This growth has been reflected in a recent report from a leading analyst firm predicting that the iPad will continue to dominate the tablet market through 2015.
May 3, 2011
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