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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App developers, who say they are being left out of important mHealth privacy and security conversations, are calling on the federal government to give them a little more transparency around the issues.
September 18, 2014
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In order to connect the nation's veterans with their healthcare records, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new mHealth campaign that will put health data into the hands of the consumer.
September 12, 2014
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Apple is out with its latest, much-anticipated products, and taking a step into healthcare with a new iPhone-enabled watch. Will this be a big step forward for digital health, or just a grab of the high-end quantified-self market?
September 9, 2014
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Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed several new products today, iPhone 6, an app called Health and the Apple Watch, with health and fitness capabilities. And, said Kevin Lynch, who introduced it, "Over time, Apple Watch gets to know you like a personal trainer would."
September 9, 2014
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Deloitte's Harry Greenspun, MD, sees exciting new advances on the horizon for mobile health technology, but also has some concerns. On the plus side, he thinks the "era of inflated claims" is about to come to an end for this hype-driven industry.
September 8, 2014
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Apple is expected to launch HealthKit on Tuesday along with a new iPhone and a much anticipated wearable device, called iWatch. But while the company is working hard to show that privacy rules for its new health platform offer adequate protections, recent high-profile security breaches call its efforts into question.
September 8, 2014
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A startup that plans to take Google Glass to healthcare and other markets has landed $8.4 million in venture capital.
September 2, 2014
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With nearly 26 million Americans living with diabetes -- and racking up $245 billion in costs each year -- many stakeholders have been looking for innovative ways to help those individuals better keep tabs on their condition. With its new mobile health project, Microsoft is the latest company to offer a diabetes management platform.
August 21, 2014
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Boston's Joslin Diabetes Center is using an mHealth platform to help diabetics and their caregivers control a potentially fatal side-effect of the disease.
August 20, 2014
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Dan Pelino, the general manager of IBM's global public sector unit, reveals how the partnership came together, how Apple and IBM executives expect providers to use their technologies, when doctors might be able to query Watson via Siri, and other lesser-known-but-promising aspects of the deal.
August 18, 2014
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Nearly half of healthcare organizations polled for a new HIMSS Analytics report use telemedicine technology -- with some of them combining as many as four different tools to enable remote care.
August 14, 2014
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To an industry waiting for more information on Apple's healthcare intentions, even a few crumbs here and there are too tasty to pass up. No word from Apple on timing yet, but Reuters has reported that anonymous sources revealed Apple has held HealthKit discussions with Mount Sinai, the Cleveland Clinic and Johns Hopkins, as well as Epic rival Allscripts.
August 14, 2014
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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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Imagine checking Facebook to identify the quality of care provided at your hospital or to assess patient satisfaction with the experience.
March 20, 2013
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Whatever your reason is for attending the HIMSS annual conference each year, there is never a shortage of education sessions, technology demonstrations, social networking, and meetings on meaningful topics specifically suited to your own tastes. While I was there, I asked some industry professionals what their key takeaways were from the conference.
March 11, 2013
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In the latest chapter of some inside-the-Beltway wrangling over the validity of recess appointments by President Obama of National Labor Relations Board members, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals held the appointments to be invalid, thus invalidating all NLRB decisions in which these members had participated. These include, of course, some decisions touching on the regulation of employee use of social media by employees, whether or not the workforce is unionized.
February 8, 2013
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Seeing the fast-growing market for personal connected health devices displayed at the recent Consumer Electronics Show, I couldn’t help but reflect on how far consumer connected health has come.
January 29, 2013
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Mobile healthcare applications have started to gain momentum, particularly over the past year, and could see explosive growth in the coming years. The following five healthcare areas could benefit tremendously from these applications, thereby taking the mobile market to the next level and improving the overall quality and delivery of care.
January 21, 2013
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I spent the bulk of the last week in Las Vegas attending the Consumer Electronics Show. If there were other academically-oriented physicians attending, I didn’t find them. There seems to be an enormous gulf between academic medicine and consumerism, but it turns out that there are several good reasons to be there and I hope more HIT-oriented care providers will go next year.
January 17, 2013
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According to a new a Pew Research Center survey of about 3,000 people, released today, about 35% of Americans are “online diagnosers,” meaning people who consult the Internet to self-diagnose a medical condition.
January 16, 2013
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In 2013, healthcare IT will experience these six shifts that have the potential to transform the industry.
January 11, 2013
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Hello and Happy New Year everyone! I am finally putting pen to paper (finger pads to computer keys? whatever) to write about the previously promised second half of my Russian visit.
January 2, 2013
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The North State Service Area within the Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) network, the nation’s eighth largest health system, today announced the launch of free wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) for patients, visitors and physicians. The service is available now, at Mercy Medical Center Redding, Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta, and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff.
May 31, 2011
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InnoCentive, Inc., the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation, along with Collaborative Chronic Care Network (C3N), today announced a $10,000 Ideation Challenge calling for ideas geared toward an interactive, game-based solution to motivate adolescents with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as well as other chronic illnesses, to participate in managing their own health.
May 31, 2011
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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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