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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Healthcare and the implications of the Affordable Care Act are at the forefront of everyone's mind. With healthcare costs continuing to rise and concerns about accessibility to quality care, there is not much positive news on this front.
February 15, 2014
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Space age technology for locating dangerous gases is being adapted to transform smartphones into cancer-finding tools. The Scripps Translational Science Institute is joining forces with Vantage Health to harness the Vantage Health Sensor, a small device that attaches to a smartphone and analyzes certain volatile organic compounds.
February 13, 2014
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Independent Maine Sen. Angus King and Republican Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer have introduced legislation they say will reduce regulatory burden on the health IT industry and protect jobs.
February 11, 2014
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Kaiser Permanente and the Veterans Health Administration have partnered to research and share best practices in four areas of healthcare: connected health and virtual care, genomics, the care of veterans who are also Kaiser members and analytics.
February 10, 2014
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Castlight Health, whose technology aims to bring better clarity to healthcare pricing, has quietly filed with the Securities Exchange Commission for an initial public offering anticipated to be valued around $2 billion.
February 6, 2014
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AT&T has tapped noted heart surgeon, geneticist and author Eric Topol, MD, as its chief medical advisor. Topol is expected to impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, executives say.
February 6, 2014
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A dynamic health IT marketplace is rewarding robust and scalable companies -- especially those whose products focus on revenue cycle and clinical decision making, according to a trend report from investment bank Berkery Noyes.
January 28, 2014
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A remote care management pilot that makes use of mHealth tools and services has been launched in Mississippi. Officials hope it will make an impact in the state with the highest percentage of adult diabetics and cut into the $3 billion in diabetes-related health costs that the state incurs each year.
January 27, 2014
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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Commonwealth Fund have concluded that electronic health record systems and other digital tools are likely to curb the demand for physicians in the future.
January 27, 2014
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A Washington-based network of pediatricians who are now using a mobile app to connect with their EHR, have discovered that a few minutes saved in each encounter can add up over time, and the ROI can mean a whole lot more than just money saved. Just ask the parents of a sick or newborn child what a few minutes mean to them.
January 23, 2014
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As they try to get a better handle on population health management and member engagement, payers are increasingly looking to consumer-facing technologies for help, according to the latest report from Chilmark Research.
January 21, 2014
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A contact lens that monitors glucose levels for diabetics, being developed at the Google X lab, is at least five years from commercial development and faces several hurdles, including a stringent FDA approval process.
January 20, 2014
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Now that my brief holiday is over, I'm back to thinking about standards again. One of the things that I've noted over the past 4 years of blogging is the increased influence of social media on Health IT regulation and standards.
July 10, 2012
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I’ve always been of the opinion that anything I disseminate via social media is pretty much fair game, and I try to play by the golden rule of “If you don’t want it used against you in a court of law, don’t tweet it, post it, link it, pin it, etc.”
July 9, 2012
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At the weekly healthcare and social media tweet chat (#HITsm), hosted by HL7 Standards, participants discussed four previously posed questions, exploring the practical use of social media in the healthcare space. Here is a roundup of the best responses.
July 6, 2012
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There’s a big problem with mHealth, and that problem is the same one that gets in the way with everything aimed at improving health in our country: Us.
June 5, 2012
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The Federation of State Medical Boards has released Model Policy Guidelines for the Appropriate Use of Social Media and Social Networking in Medical Practice.
May 24, 2012
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As we continue the journey to protect corporate data that is accessed from personal mobile devices, we're developing increasingly rigorous policies that rebalance individual preferences with corporate compliance requirements.
May 23, 2012
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Medical professionals — not just doctors — have discovered some creative (and not-so-creative) ways to apply the technology to many different aspects of their field, meaning savvy, Internet-literate patients should stay on the lookout for what might lay ahead.
May 16, 2012
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I was chatting with a friend the other day about how to get people’s attention in this information-overload age, and we decided that the use of buzz words was a critical component of success. So I decided to test this catchy title and see if it leads to any more reader traffic than I usually get.
May 8, 2012
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The Acting General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board released a second report on outcome investigations involving social media that were submitted by regional offices and it underscores two main points.
May 2, 2012
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I try to keep my eyes open for new healthcare technology to report on, and I have to admit that I have a soft spot for any sort of healthcare IT related to social media.
April 30, 2012
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On Thursday, April 26, mHIMSS will tackle the issues head-on in a daylong virtual forum. “The Future of Mobile Technologies and mHealth: Staying Securely Connected” will run from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET and include several education sessions and an interactive exhibit hall.
April 26, 2012
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I’ve noticed in the last few weeks a big uptick in the amount of press releases coming across my desk and social media networks regarding mobile health for long-term care.
April 20, 2012
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About one in every three American physicians has an iPhone. Now, for the first time, they can download an iPhone application that allows them to contact colleagues, change their call schedules and protect caller ID on patient calls.
August 24, 2010
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ImageXpres Corporation today announced that its Surg-i-Scan "digital" Surgical Safety Checklist system has been approved by Apple Corporation and is now available as an Apple software "app" via the Apple iTunes Online Store.
July 28, 2010
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According to a recent article in USA TODAY, very few doctors with medical practice websites have gotten on the social media bandwagon because of privacy and time concerns. Yet the ones that do embrace this medium find it to be a valuable marketing tool.
July 27, 2010
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WhiteGlove House Call Health, Inc., has announced the availability of its iPhone application. The application, called WhiteGlove Mobile can be downloaded from iTunes for no charge.
July 22, 2010
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