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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Apple on Monday touted its working with the Mayo Clinic as it rolled out an app that would piece together healthcare information from many third-party apps -- including one from Mayo -- to give consumers a comprehensive medical view on a mobile device.
June 3, 2014
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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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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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At the recent Dell World conference I had the opportunity to try out a slew of new Windows 8 devices. I was struck by how many potential healthcare applications this new platform and the mobile devices it has spawned will be available.
December 27, 2012
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App47 CEO and co-founder Chris Schroeder hosts a great podcast series called “What’s Appening!” in which he covers topics around enterprise-grade Mobile Application Management for securely deploying, managing, and analyzing business-critical mobile apps. Chris interviewed me for a recent episode in which we spoke at length about the management of enterprise healthcare apps, what mobility means in healthcare, and why technically-savvy clinicians are the only real salvation for the healthcare IT industry.
December 26, 2012
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I recently coined a phrase while talking to our senior leadership at Partners HealthCare. I told them that we aspire to bring them “innovations they don’t yet know they need.”
December 18, 2012
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've spent the last couple of days at the ONC Annual Meeting. Yesterday morning was filled with a joint session between the Beacons and S&I Framework folk. The afternoon was an S&I Framework Round Table, followed by the ABBI Town Hall Meeting.
December 13, 2012
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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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