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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Former Microsoft Health Solutions Group executive Peter Neupert will join Health Evolution Partners, a venture capital firm launched by former National Coordinator for Health IT David Brailer, MD, as an operating partner.
January 26, 2012
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ONC's Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) recently launched a Privacy & Security Mobile Device project, and is at work achieving its stated goals.
January 26, 2012
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The Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering has launched a contest to spur undergraduate and graduate students to create health-related apps. The prize for the winning team: $10,000.
January 25, 2012
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Adherence to medication requirements is crucial to patient-centered care. With mobile health technology now near-ubiquitous, physicians have more power to ensure compliance. Vendors are developing an array of new apps to capitalize on this need.
January 25, 2012
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With the slow demise of paper records and the rise of electronic platforms, the opportunity for patients to take hold of their healthcare has never been stronger. Sterling Lanier, CEO of Tonic Solutions, identifies five points to consider about patient engagement and health IT.
January 24, 2012
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Nine million Kaiser Permanente patients can now access their own medical information anywhere in the world on mobile devices through a mobile-optimized website, Kaiser executives announced today.
January 24, 2012
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Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has selected DecisionSim, developed by Chadds Ford, Pa.-based Decision Simulation, as the virtual patient platform for its SimLEARN program, aimed at furthering the advancement of simulation training and education.
January 23, 2012
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ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has published a new risk analysis, "Social Media in Healthcare," to help providers deal with the risks posed by social media.
January 20, 2012
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Meadville Medical Center will monitor patients with congestive heart failure and other chronic diseases as it strengthens its efforts to combat chronic illness.
January 19, 2012
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More than half of states expanded and simplified their Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs' eligibility, enrollment and renewal procedures in 2011, often using technology to streamline and automate processes.
January 19, 2012
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The days of tweeting, Yelp-ing, and checking-in are here to stay. But as social media's use expands, certain guidelines are needed to ensure its "optimal" practice in the healthcare realm. Christina Thielst offers 10 tips for proper use of social media in healthcare.
January 12, 2012
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Ford, Microsoft, Healthrageous and BlueMetal Architects will collaboratively develop new technology to help drivers monitor health and wellness while in their automobiles.
January 12, 2012
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