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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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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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched a new challenge Monday, calling on developers to create applications that can help solve the "Leading Health Indicators" that were identified as critical health priorities during the American Public Health Association's annual meeting.
October 31, 2011
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has launched its Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) "app challenge" -- a $100,000 competition among technology developers to create easy-to-use online tools that help consumers find information on the quality of their local physicians and hospitals.
October 31, 2011
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Eric Dishman, the Intel executive and popular healthcare reform speaker, told members of the Medical Group Management Association that America needs to move away from centralized care and embrace a distributed model.
October 25, 2011
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The Front Porch Center for Technology Innovation and Wellbeing has received a grant for its Model eHealth Community for Aging project, which aims to leverage EHRs, mhealth and telehealth tools to support wellness needs for underserved older adults in Los Angeles' Koreatown.
October 25, 2011
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The two-day conference in Boston, hosted by Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health, brings together more than 1,000 experts to discuss new technologies and concepts.
October 20, 2011
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Gary and Mary West, co-founders of the West Wireless Health Institute, announced Oct. 19 the formation of a $100 million investment fund with a mission to lower healthcare costs. The West Health Investment Fund, LLC was created to spur the development and adoption of healthcare innovations specifically focused on making healthcare more affordable.
October 20, 2011
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Washington Hospital Center and AT&T have launched CodeHeart, an app for doctors that provides a real-time video and audio stream that can be used to remotely examine patients in emergencies.
October 19, 2011
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Continua Health Alliance will partner with the NFC Forum, a nonprofit industry association that advances the use of near field communication (NFC) technology, to expand standards-based connectivity technology in the health IT industry.
October 19, 2011
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