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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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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Wellocracy, launched Oct. 24 by Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health, aims to help consumers make sense of a fast-growing market -- collecting clinically-based, impartial information on widening galaxy of fitness trackers and mobile apps.
October 24, 2013
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Despite the billions of incentive dollars injected into the healthcare system to spur health information technology adoption and boost patient engagement, traditional forms of communication between provider and patient still dominate, according to a new study.
October 24, 2013
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Every country, every government, every population is participating in a global trial and error when it comes to improving health outcomes. As it finds uptake around the world, health information technology is central to this care revolution, with nations learning from each others' struggles and successes.
October 24, 2013
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Mobile personal health records may be on the uptick in the near future. But before consumers are able to access PHRs at their fingertips from virtually any location, there are some big barriers standing in the way, according to new research by Frost and Sullivan.
October 22, 2013
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Royal Philips and Accenture will partner to study the creation of a proof-of-concept demonstration that uses a Google Glass head-mounted display for researching ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of performing surgical procedures.
October 20, 2013
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The new iPhone 5s– and especially the new iOS 7 software that comes with it – has some new things to offer the healthcare industry.
October 20, 2013
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Anyone who has ever been to the Interoperability Showcase at the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition has probably caught a glimpse or two of what interoperability means to healthcare.
October 20, 2013
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The sheer number and variety and creative usefulness of smartphone apps never ceases to amaze. They can perform ultrasounds and ECGs.
October 20, 2013
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The healthcare market, especially health IT, remains "highly fragmented," with lots of openings for entrepreneurs who can solve providers' "pain points," according to the latest trend report from Berkery Noyes.
October 17, 2013
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Venture investment in health IT continues to go gangbusters, with a record-setting Q3 seeing more than 150 separate deals that hauled in nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars.
October 15, 2013
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Cleveland is a city that prides itself on being a city of firsts. HIMSS leaders are also used to firsts -- and to innovation and disruption. With their new HIMSS Innovation Center, they make no bones about their intent to shake things up in healthcare.
October 8, 2013
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Mobile Health (mHealth) also involves managing the mobile workforce, but I don't often hear this administrative function being discussed.
February 2, 2012
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Earlier this month, I wrote about some of the most important and notable highlights in the world of health IT and ONC over the past year. As we start the New Year, I am excited about what the future holds and want to share what I see as five big health IT trends for the year to come.
January 31, 2012
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The phrase “Technology Saves Lives” seems pretty straightforward when you first read it. “Well, yes,” you might say. “Technology sure does save lives!” But when you read more than 400 real-life stories about just how technology does that, the phrase takes on a whole new level of importance.
January 20, 2012
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Mobile computing is beginning to change the way everyone, especially the healthcare industry, interacts with information.
January 19, 2012
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Admittedly, our predictions for 2011 were modest. So for 2012, we’ll go out on a limb with many of our predictions. Hopefully that limb won’t crack sending us crashing to the ground.
January 12, 2012
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Last year I started a series of “Dos and Don'ts” in hospital tech by focusing on wireless technologies. Folks asked a lot of questions about dos and don'ts in other tech areas so here’s a list of more tips and tricks.
January 11, 2012
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After a brief search in the iTunes App Store, I realized there are quite a few apps to help new parents record a baby’s feedings and diaper changes.
January 6, 2012
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When will our employees learn not to identify patients on Facebook or any other social media site?
January 5, 2012
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It is almost becoming the norm to say that it has been another tumultuous year in the healthcare IT market. If 2011, was a bit bumpy, believe we will see craters in the road to HIT enlightenment in 2012.
December 28, 2011
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When I attended the Healthcare IT Leadership Summit a few months ago here in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and learning about up and coming technologies - from veteran healthcare IT folks and fresh-faced students, too. One company in particular caught the crowd’s eyes late in the day.
December 23, 2011
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In this week's edition, I continue my conversation with Sean Duffy, CEO and co-founder of Omada Health, a start-up out of San Francisco focused on prediabetes prevention via online tools.
December 16, 2011
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As I've mentioned before in posts, my background includes service as a hospital risk manager. So, I'm an advocate of techniques to minimize risk. However, I've learned of one that really goes a bit too far and actually takes us a few steps back away from the goal of transparency in healthcare.
December 15, 2011
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