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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Cook Children’s Health Care System, in partnership with athenahealth, Microsoft, Sanofi Pasteur and Merck, has launched a first-of-its kind program to use 2D barcodes on vaccines.
October 13, 2011
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Mercy, the eighth largest Catholic healthcare system in the U.S., announced plans this week to build a virtual care center in Chesterfield, Mo., billed as "the first of its kind in the country."
October 13, 2011
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will award up to 29 new grants, totaling up to $25 million over three years, to expand use of health information technology to increase access to behavioral health services.
October 12, 2011
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The project, which seeks to create a replicable and sustainable model for using mHealth technology for medication adherence, has been awarded a $77,150 grant.
October 11, 2011
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A new report from KLAS finds that recent mergers in the teleradiology market are offering other vendors new opportunities to grow, improve service and refocus on the needs of providers.
October 11, 2011
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It's easy to get caught up in all the issues associated with new health IT. From non-effective EMRs to mandated practices that cause stress and headaches, the past few years have been tough. But across the country, organizations have seen success by jumping on the bandwagon, and we have their stories to prove it.
October 10, 2011
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The iPhone 4S will be available on October 14, and one expert says Apple's new release "certainly boosts its suitability for healthcare applications." But one team of UC Davis researchers didn't need an upgrade to transform their iPhones into medical-quality imaging and chemical detection devices.
October 10, 2011
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A new report from Jackson & Coker that breaks down smartphone and medical app adoption by physician specialty, shows emergency physicians in the lead.
October 6, 2011
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It's hard to overstate the impact Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56, has had on technology for the past 30 years. In hardware, software, communications and design, Apple's contributions have been incalculable – not least in healthcare.
October 6, 2011
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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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