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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Now in its eighth year, the annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference has evolved from a showcase for not-ready-for-prime-time apps that wouldn't exist a year later to a self-congratulatory Silicon Valley pep rally to a more mature event that seems to be addressing real-world healthcare problems.
September 26, 2014
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The healthcare industry has traditionally been knocked for its slowness in adopting technology. A new Harvard study suggests that being late to the IT party could seriously hamper business growth.
September 24, 2014
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The burgeoning digital healthcare market is where the money's at. In fact, in just three years' time, industry analysts project the sector will nearly double, thanks to evolving consumer expectations and a serious influx of start-up cash.
September 24, 2014
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Hospital Corporation of America will acquire PatientKeeper, which makes software that enables physicians to have a unified view of disparate patient data, for an undisclosed sum.
September 23, 2014
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"Just by having an app on your device, (a cybercriminal) can determine your call history, take your contact list info, if they choose to." That's how vulnerable smartphones, tablets and their mobile ilk actually are, Jim Routh said, and it's not just the devices that chief information security officers like him have to worry about.
September 23, 2014
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Epic won't be the only electronic health record company to leverage Apple's HealthKit technology: Cerner and athenahealth are the latest EHR vendors to say they'll develop apps that interface with the platform.
September 22, 2014
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The newest iPhone operating system was released yesterday, but the hotly anticipated HealthKit technology wasn't part of it. Nonetheless, even tight-lipped Epic has begun to offer details about what the platform will look like when the kinks are finally ironed out.
September 18, 2014
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App developers, who say they are being left out of important mHealth privacy and security conversations, are calling on the federal government to give them a little more transparency around the issues.
September 18, 2014
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In order to connect the nation's veterans with their healthcare records, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new mHealth campaign that will put health data into the hands of the consumer.
September 12, 2014
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Apple is out with its latest, much-anticipated products, and taking a step into healthcare with a new iPhone-enabled watch. Will this be a big step forward for digital health, or just a grab of the high-end quantified-self market?
September 9, 2014
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Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed several new products today, iPhone 6, an app called Health and the Apple Watch, with health and fitness capabilities. And, said Kevin Lynch, who introduced it, "Over time, Apple Watch gets to know you like a personal trainer would."
September 9, 2014
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Deloitte's Harry Greenspun, MD, sees exciting new advances on the horizon for mobile health technology, but also has some concerns. On the plus side, he thinks the "era of inflated claims" is about to come to an end for this hype-driven industry.
September 8, 2014
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Eric Dishman, the director for health innovation and policy at Intel's Digital Health Group and a prominent and popular speaker at health IT conferences across the country (including HIMSS), is in need of a new kidney.
August 6, 2012
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Since they were brought to market, the healthcare industry has dreamed of embracing tablets and leveraging the innovative technologies and features innate to these types of mobile devices.
August 2, 2012
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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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