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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Thirty-four states will receive more than $30 million in funding from the Department of Agriculture to improve access to healthcare and educational services in rural areas.
December 12, 2011
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An interdisciplinary research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a $1.2 million award from the National Science Foundation to develop a smartphone application to help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease.
December 12, 2011
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Dossia, the open-source personal health record service developed by a group of Fortune 500 employers, announced Monday that the Dossia Health Management System has been deployed at six of its founding member companies – leading to sharp uptick in patient engagement.
December 12, 2011
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Interactive Health Technologies, which develops digital fitness systems, is putting Sony's NFC Dynamic Tag to work in school gym programs, enabling the tracking and evaluation of students' physical activity.
December 12, 2011
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U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is challenging mobile health application developers to come up with technology tools that are not only creative but also easy and enjoyable for Americans to use in their everyday lives to encourage healthy behaviors.
December 9, 2011
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The chief of the cardiology department at 400-bed Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Florida has developed software for controlling heart devices remotely using an iPad. The hospital's executives say the technology could revolutionize the way physicians reprogram pacemakers.
December 9, 2011
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Open Health Tools, a multi-stakeholder open source community whose chief health informatics officer is Robert M. Kolodner, MD, the former national coordinator, is joining with the Georgia Institute of Technology on a public-private initiative designed to accelerate the adoption of health information technology.
December 9, 2011
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At the close of the third annual mHealth Summit, held Dec. 5-7 in Washington, D.C., keynote speakers highlighted the vast impact mobile phones and other mobile devices are having -- and will continue to have -- on healthcare delivery in the United States and worldwide.
December 9, 2011
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General Electric and Microsoft will jointly establish a new, as-yet-unnamed healthcare IT company, combining their strengths to spur development of an open, interoperable technology platform and create clinical apps aimed at improving patient care worldwide.
December 8, 2011
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It's a great time to be an mHealth entrepreneur, experts said at Tuesday's Mobile Health Venture Fair, presented by mHIMSS, at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C.
December 7, 2011
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Whether the doctor or the patient will be the driving force behind mobile healthcare, remains debatable after a spirited discussion Tuesday at mHealth Summit in the nation's capital.
December 7, 2011
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The 1st Annual HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey, released on Monday, finds that almost all respondents have accessed clinical information through a mobile device. But just 38 percent of them report having a policy in place that regulates the devices' use.
December 6, 2011
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