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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A new UCLA-led study suggests that real-time social media such as Twitter could be used to track HIV and drug related behavior to detect potential outbreaks -- and ultimately, as a tool for prevention efforts.
March 3, 2014
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mHealth is creating buzz. For those who want to know what it's all about and find out the latest happenings in the mHeatlth world, the Mobile Health Knowledge Center at HIMSS14 is the place to be.
February 25, 2014
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A proposed bill that aims to reduce regulatory burden in healthcare IT is drawing backlash from mHealth advocates who feel it may endanger lives and decimate the industry. Sponsors say the bill would prioritize the FDA's attention to technologies that pose the greatest health risk, rather than giving the agency broad authority over "low-risk health IT."
February 18, 2014
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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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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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Earlier this year I was invited by the eHealth Initiative to participate in a focus group for PwC Health Research Institute's newly released report entitled, “Social media likes healthcare: From marketing to social business.”
April 19, 2012
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I was able to talk with Gary Thompson co-founder and CEO of CLOUD Inc. - also known as the Consortium for Local Ownership and Use of Data, Inc.
April 10, 2012
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For doctors trying to reach their patients online, using Google+ can provide surprising marketing benefits that help them be more “findable” on the web.
April 9, 2012
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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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