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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Mobile apps that guide people to the nearest emergency care clinic or specialist. Texting programs that remind those with chronic conditions to monitor their health. Bicycles that keep track of one’s vital signs. Teddy bears that can “send” hugs to family members.
September 30, 2011
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Susan Herron has a new tool at her disposal for checking medication administration at the patient’s bedside. Among its attributes, she says, “It bounces pretty good.”
September 29, 2011
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States and communities nationwide will receive more than $103M from the federal government to help combat chronic illness, pegged as the leading cause of death in Americans. The money is aimed at developing new programs and providing technical assistance.
September 28, 2011
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A new year means a fresh start, and as 2012 creeps closer, it's time to think about new IT approaches. Fred Pennic suggests 10 initiatives hospitals should undertake in 2012.
September 28, 2011
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There is great variability in the standards used to ensure social media sites provide effective information and good answers to health questions, according to a new survey that examined diabetes-related sites.
September 27, 2011
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With an ever-growing number of mobile apps available to healthcare professionals, Christina Thielst, author, healthcare administrator and owner of the blog Christina's Considerations, suggests the four best types of apps for hospital use.
September 27, 2011
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Clarimed, a new healthcare rating agency offering independent information and reference tools, has launched its new online service at the Health 2.0 conference. The site features analytical insights into medical devices, diseases, procedures and manufacturers.
September 27, 2011
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They might be late to the Health 2.0 party, they said. However, a panel of employers and healthcare insurers at the Health 2.0 conference on Monday made it clear they are ready to play.
September 27, 2011
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"Health 2.0 has the promise to change the healthcare industry," the conference's opening keynote speaker Mark Smith, president of the California HealthCare Foundation, told the audience on Monday.
September 27, 2011
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Health eVillages will provide decision support tools and technology via mobile devices to remote areas of the globe where quality healthcare is in short supply.
September 27, 2011
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Practice Fusion debuted a prototype Tuesday of its native iOS mobile application for the iPhone at the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco.
September 27, 2011
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Online community support holds great promise for creating healthy habits, according to a new study of a mobile health application geared toward helping people quit smoking.
September 26, 2011
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