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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The Department of Veterans Affairs will provide telehealth services to veterans in their homes, workplaces and other convenient locations through a new initiative. VA will work with Boston-based American Well, which won the VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2) Industry Innovation Competition.
November 7, 2011
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HealthGrades, of Denver, which provides information aimed at helping consumers make informed decisions about physicians and hospitals, and Madison, Wis.-based CPM, which provides customer relationship management technology for hospitals, announced a definitive agreement to merge the two companies.
November 4, 2011
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Citing concerns raised over the potential harm that could stem from a digital healthcare system, the Institute of Medicine, best known for its 1999 report on medical errors "To Err is Human," is poised to release another report -- this time on the risks associated with electronic health records.
November 4, 2011
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At the launch this past month of the iPhone 4S, new Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that, "80 percent of the top hospitals in the U.S. are now testing or piloting the iPad." That's a good thing, because a fast-increasing number of medical schools are doing the same. The iPad, it seems, is becoming as ubiquitous as the stethoscope.
November 3, 2011
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Two separate studies, released within weeks of one another, point to the fact that physicians are entering the online space professionally.
November 3, 2011
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The Yale Global Health Leadership Institute has partnered with Management Sciences for Health on a five-year, technology-focused project to strengthen health systems worldwide.
November 3, 2011
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In an age when many medical schools are issuing tablets in place of textbooks, physician recruitment firms and practices must keep up with the industry's latest technologies in order to improve communication and outcome.
November 2, 2011
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Google and Yahoo were cited by 46 percent of physicians in a recent survey as a frequent source of information used to diagnose, treat and care for patients.
November 1, 2011
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Two mobile phone applications, Circle of 6 and On Watch, were chosen as winners of the government's Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge on Tuesday.
November 1, 2011
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When it comes to costly care, those with chronic diseases tend to take the cake. But in recent years, studies have shown IT can help manage these diseases, all while cutting down costs and improving quality. Fred Pennic points out five ways IT can manage chronic diseases.
November 1, 2011
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Although social networking sites can be useful tools to disseminate healthcare information, some sites fall short of providing patient-centered resources and even provide misleading data, according to two studies that were presented Monday at the American College of Gastroenterology's ACG) 76th Annual Scientific meeting in Washington.
November 1, 2011
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The nursing community is embracing mobile health devices and social media tools at a high level, according to a new survey.
October 31, 2011
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