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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Space age technology for locating dangerous gases is being adapted to transform smartphones into cancer-finding tools. The Scripps Translational Science Institute is joining forces with Vantage Health to harness the Vantage Health Sensor, a small device that attaches to a smartphone and analyzes certain volatile organic compounds.
February 13, 2014
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Independent Maine Sen. Angus King and Republican Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer have introduced legislation they say will reduce regulatory burden on the health IT industry and protect jobs.
February 11, 2014
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Kaiser Permanente and the Veterans Health Administration have partnered to research and share best practices in four areas of healthcare: connected health and virtual care, genomics, the care of veterans who are also Kaiser members and analytics.
February 10, 2014
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Castlight Health, whose technology aims to bring better clarity to healthcare pricing, has quietly filed with the Securities Exchange Commission for an initial public offering anticipated to be valued around $2 billion.
February 6, 2014
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AT&T has tapped noted heart surgeon, geneticist and author Eric Topol, MD, as its chief medical advisor. Topol is expected to impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, executives say.
February 6, 2014
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A dynamic health IT marketplace is rewarding robust and scalable companies -- especially those whose products focus on revenue cycle and clinical decision making, according to a trend report from investment bank Berkery Noyes.
January 28, 2014
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A remote care management pilot that makes use of mHealth tools and services has been launched in Mississippi. Officials hope it will make an impact in the state with the highest percentage of adult diabetics and cut into the $3 billion in diabetes-related health costs that the state incurs each year.
January 27, 2014
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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund have concluded that electronic health record systems and other digital tools are likely to curb the demand for physicians in the future.
January 27, 2014
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A Washington-based network of pediatricians who are now using a mobile app to connect with their EHR, have discovered that a few minutes saved in each encounter can add up over time, and the ROI can mean a whole lot more than just money saved. Just ask the parents of a sick or newborn child what a few minutes mean to them.
January 23, 2014
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As they try to get a better handle on population health management and member engagement, payers are increasingly looking to consumer-facing technologies for help, according to the latest report from Chilmark Research.
January 21, 2014
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A contact lens that monitors glucose levels for diabetics, being developed at the Google X lab, is at least five years from commercial development and faces several hurdles, including a stringent FDA approval process.
January 20, 2014
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Meaningful use is not just for healthcare providers anymore. Patients are paying attention to what the meaningful use of electronic health data entails and why it's important. They understand it, and now they want it.
January 20, 2014
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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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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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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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