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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While much of the mHealth landscape is peppered with talk of coming technologies not yet available, there are many mobile programs already deployed in real-world practices and hospitals across the country.
November 10, 2013
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The Electronic Health Record Association, which represents 40 EHR developer companies whose products are in use at a majority of hospitals and physician practices today, tells the FDA that EHR systems should remain unregulated by the agency.
November 8, 2013
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Sometimes, developing new policies comes down to putting a foundation under a process that's already well under way, and perhaps in no sector of healthcare is this truer than in mobile health. That's how the bring your own device policy came about at one South Carolina hospital.
November 5, 2013
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The health IT hazard that tops the ECRI Institute's top hazards list for 2014 is a recurring one, having been singled out by many safety organizations as something to beware.
November 5, 2013
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Calling himself a digital omnivore, Iverson Bell, MD, offered words of wisdom for doctors trying to figure out how to adapt to the proliferation of mobile devices in their lives and practices.
October 31, 2013
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As patient engagement becomes a priority in hospitals, its clear that mobile technologies can help bridge the gap, whether it is reminding patients of medication schedules or monitoring blood levels.
October 29, 2013
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With mobile technologies becoming central to the operation of a hospital, it's more important than ever for doctors and other healthcare providers to be able to move anywhere in the hospital without losing wireless access. An in-building wireless network is the key.
October 29, 2013
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Youngji Jo, a doctoral student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has worked on this problem to help advance mobile health projects in developing countries. Jo will share his experiences on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the HIMSS Media mHealth Summit.
October 29, 2013
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"mHealth didn't become a major feature of the HITECH Act, because the technology was still limited." But according to Jonathan Javitt, MD, mHealth is starting to demonstrate its potential to help deliver on the requirements of accountable care. "In 10 years, connected patients will be taken for granted."
October 29, 2013
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Mobile devices have found their way into virtually every corner of the world, even in the most remote and least technologically developed countries. And this reality, says Joan Cornet, mHealth director at Mobile World Capital in Barcelona, has a "huge impact" on the potential of mobile health going forward.
October 28, 2013
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With mHealth becoming the norm instead of the exception, a panel at Partners HealthCare's 10th Annual Connected Health Symposium concluded that EHR vendors will have to find a way to modify their products to focus on data that the patient and his or her care team want, or they'll become obsolete.
October 28, 2013
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The mobile health market is making a mark -- and it's eye-catching, as this year saw a record number of U.S. consumers now using mobile phones for health information, according to new industry research.
October 25, 2013
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The phrase "disruptive technology" has been on my mind lately. I’ve seen it used online quite often, and heard it more than a few times at HIMSS.
March 30, 2012
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Like many of you, I made the annual pilgrimage to the HIMSS Conference last month but I didn’t write much publicly about it. Here’s what I learned while I was in Vegas and my takeaways for the rest of the year.
March 27, 2012
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By now I feel like the general public – and certainly the healthcare IT industry – is familiar with the concept of “the cloud.”
March 19, 2012
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Today I want to spend time on the psychology of engagement, as I believe it is critical to the success of connected health and can also be highly individualized.
March 15, 2012
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The San Diego Beacon eHealth Community is one example of how we are starting to see the convergence of health information exchange (HIE) and social media technologies.
March 1, 2012
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Now home from HIMSS, I’ve had some time to start to digest all the sights, sounds, strategies and strong opinions I heard discussed at the show. For me, this particular show’s strength was connecting people and ideas through the use of social media.
February 27, 2012
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You want irony? Try this: the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that we women are the ones who make the health care choices for the kids in 8 out of 10 families. Yet women are far and away the minority gender in the world of health IT leaders. While this is by no means the definitive list, I’ve done some research on the women who ARE making their mark in HIT.
February 21, 2012
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Apple and its iProducts were definitely on my mind the other day. First, I stopped by my local Apple store to put in some training for my turn behind the HIMSS Social Media Center’s Genius Bar – an hour-long session offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that will give attendees the opportunity to talk with experienced users of social media about strategies and tactics.
February 17, 2012
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The executive summary of the HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey report had a somewhat alarming statistic -- only 38% of respondents noted that they have a mobile technology policy in place that regulates use of mobile devices and outlines the organization's mobile strategy.
February 17, 2012
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One part of our population that isn’t taking advantage of texting to the degree that they should be is physicians, which strikes me as terribly behind the times.
February 13, 2012
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The iPhone and iPad are changing the world of medical devices as we know it. Thanks to their familiar interface, Web connectivity, and powerful processing capabilities, with the right app and plug-in these iOS devices can work as super smart medical devices that make sharing as easy as the push of a touchscreen button.
February 8, 2012
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My ears perked up earlier this week when the radio show Marketplace ran a piece entitled “Megaupload Case Exposes Cloud Computing Risks.” I had read rumblings of the imminent shutdown of the file-sharing site, and sure enough, the Justice Department shut it down earlier this month for alleged copyright violation.
February 3, 2012
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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
Press Release
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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