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 New York-based telehealth company announced its launch this morning, with plans to roll out a nationwide network by the end of the year.
October 5, 2011
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Telestroke technology, which links remote community hospitals with stroke neurologists in large centers, can provide the same level of care as having all parties in the same room, according to a new study.
October 4, 2011
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The most recent and influential disruptive technologies can be found in something quite small -- your smartphone. Natalie Hodge highlights the five most disruptive health IT innovations in the mobile arena.
October 4, 2011
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A new study finds that physicians believe preventing diagnostic errors can be aided using technologies such as decision support and artificial intelligence, but they will never replace the physician's role in diagnosis.
October 4, 2011
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Two surgeons from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are touting the benefits of social media to their colleagues as a way to disseminate accurate information to their trainees and patients.
October 4, 2011
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Rock Health, a seed accelerator for Web and mobile health applications, is now accepting applications for the second class of start-ups in its digital health program.
October 3, 2011
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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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