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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While more and more doctors are gaining access to and adopting mobile health tools, many nurses are left to deal with legacy systems and are filling the gaps with their own smartphones. That could be changing soon.
March 31, 2014
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Standards organization Continua Health Alliance made available its most recent 2014 design guidelines. They were approved by The International Telecommunication Union, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.
March 26, 2014
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More than a quarter of chief information officers across every industry nationwide have yet to sign on with any type of mobile strategy, according to a new survey released today.
March 25, 2014
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A group of senators are now urging the Food and Drug Administration to provide clarification on how the agency would classify mobile applications.
March 25, 2014
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Without question, BYOD, or "bring your own device," offers benefits to both healthcare employees and employers. It also presents security issues. No matter who owns the device, hospitals are responsible for any data breaches that occur.
March 19, 2014
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Two apps designed to help patients feel more comfortable during their hospital stay were the winners of a hackathon sponsored by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
March 18, 2014
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UPMC, among the country's best known health systems, and Bellevue, Wash.-based population health company Caradigm are working together to take the frustration out of navigating technology and provide physicians a way to better care for their patients.
March 17, 2014
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The Federal Communications Commission is stepping into the mHealth regulation arena with its own task force. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has announced the creation of CONNECT2HEALTHFCC, which "will bring together the expertise of the FCC on the critical intersection of broadband, advanced technology and health."
March 7, 2014
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Over the next six years, the global mHealth market will continue to make a mark in a serious way, with the industry poised to exceed $49.1 billion by 2020, according to a new market report.
March 4, 2014
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From a high-tech command center at Miami Children's Hospital, doctors can diagnose and treat patients in a small Peruvian village, a mall in the Ukraine or a cruise ship sailing the Atlantic, among many distant and diverse locations.
March 4, 2014
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A new UCLA-led study suggests that real-time social media such as Twitter could be used to track HIV and drug related behavior to detect potential outbreaks -- and ultimately, as a tool for prevention efforts.
March 3, 2014
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mHealth is creating buzz. For those who want to know what it's all about and find out the latest happenings in the mHeatlth world, the Mobile Health Knowledge Center at HIMSS14 is the place to be.
February 25, 2014
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What a silly question. What doctor has time to follow patients on Twitter? Besides, healthcare is serious business and Twitter is mostly about frivolity, right? Not so fast, let’s think about it.
November 8, 2012
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It’s not often that stealing someone’s seat at a healthcare conference actually ends up working in my favor, but last Spring’s iHT2 event in Atlanta proved me wrong.
November 2, 2012
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I spent a couple days this week at the annual meeting of the Medical Group Management Association, in San Antonio. I had the opportunity to speak about healthcare social media to an engaged crowd, and to attend a number of other interesting sessions.
October 25, 2012
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The seasons have changed and that signals the intense, final preparations for this year’s Connected Health Symposium.
October 16, 2012
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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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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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The Intel-GE Care Innovations Guide is now available for healthcare organizations looking to provide patients with flexible, customized care delivered on off-the-shelf devices. By making virtual care coordination capabilities available on different types and sizes of consumer devices, Intel-GE Care Innovations™ has opened up a new category of remote health management solutions to its customers.
May 2, 2011
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Advances in robotic capabilities, combined with the improving economic environment for medical services delivery and payments, are driving demand for surgical, assistive and telemedicine-based robots, according to ABI Research.
May 2, 2011
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Emerging trends in patient care combine with advances in healthcare technology as thousands of nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients gather in Chicago this month for their annual conference.
April 27, 2011
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CDW LLC (CDW), a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare, today released the findings of its Video Conferencing Straw Poll Report. The report finds that half of companies use some form of video conferencing today and another quarter plan to implement the technology within the next two years. Video conferencing adoption, driven by reduced operating costs, improved decision making and improved communication, will branch out beyond simple peer-to-peer devices into more cutting-edge collaborative video conferencing systems, such as immersive telepresence.
April 25, 2011
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Aruba Unveils Industry-First Solution for Self-Service, Secure Network Access for Apple iPads and iPhones
March 15, 2011
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Practice Fusion, the fastest growing Electronic Medical Records system in the US, launched iPad access today at the annual HIMSS Healthcare IT Conference in Orlando, the premier health IT conference which drew over 27,000 attendees in 2010.
February 22, 2011
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Continuing its momentum to help the healthcare industry improve patient care and reduce medical costs, AT&T* today announced two new patient care technology pilots, and new enhancements to the services delivered by AT&T ForHealth(SM), AT&T's healthcare practice area.
February 22, 2011
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Omnicell, Inc., a leading provider of medication management systems to healthcare facilities, will demonstrate its interoperable standards-based technology solutions during the HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase.
February 17, 2011
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Patient Prompt, a leader in patient communication technology since 2004, has just completed an in-depth analysis of over a six year period to determine the effectiveness of traditional appointment reminder systems and how advancements in patient communication technology can play an important role in improving patients' lives and reducing costs for healthcare practices.
September 21, 2010
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As part of its new vision for healthcare, Simi Valley Hospital in Ventura County, California - one of 17 hospitals in the Adventist Health system - recently invested more than $75 million to enhance the healing environment at its world-class hospital with a 144-bed Patient Care Tower.
August 30, 2010
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iSALUS Healthcare, one of the country's top web-based Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Practice Management software companies that exclusively focuses on small and medium sized physician practices, today announced the launch of an iPhone mobile application.
August 25, 2010
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