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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Meaningful use is not just for healthcare providers anymore. Patients are paying attention to what the meaningful use of electronic health data entails and why it's important. They understand it, and now they want it.
January 20, 2014
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As it looks to lessen the toll taken on clinicians by alert fatigue, Vocera Communications has acquired mVisum, which develops alarm management technology for health systems.
January 14, 2014
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EarlySense, which develops and markets patient care solutions, has received FDA clearance for its EarlySense 2.0 System, a bedside monitor for continuous measurement of respiration rate, heart rate and motion, in an automatic and contact-free manner.
January 8, 2014
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More than half of consumers are interested in buying wearable technologies such as fitness monitors for tracking physical activity and managing their personal health, according to the Accenture Digital Consumer Tech Survey 2014.
January 6, 2014
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An unencrypted USB drive ended up costing one dermatology practice, which has settled with the Department of Health and Human Services for failing to address HITECH's breach notification provisions.
December 30, 2013
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The International Telecommunications Union's Telecommunications Sector has approved Continua's interoperability design guidelines for personal connected health as a new global standard. ITU called the move "a milestone for global e-health standardization."
December 27, 2013
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Health insurer Humana and Minnesota-based Healthsense, a provider of aging services technologies, have completed member enrollment in a remote monitoring pilot program. The pilot will measure the impact in-home sensors and remote monitoring technology have on improving health outcomes for seniors.
December 23, 2013
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Every year, Coalfire, an IT governance, risk and compliance firm, names its top 5 information security and compliance predictions for the new year. And this time around, healthcare data breaches made the cut.
December 19, 2013
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The question is how to support and encourage changes in healthcare even as it is being molded by a digital tidal wave. Policy surely can't keep up, though the federal government and its host of volunteer advisory boards are losing sleep in a valiant effort to do so.
December 13, 2013
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Most people are optimistic about technology innovations advancing healthcare, are willing to participate in virtual healthcare visits with their doctor, and would use health sensors in their bodies and even their toilets, according to a new study commissioned by Intel Corporation.
December 13, 2013
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There's one word that can aptly describe the mobile health market in its entirety. Nascent. And it's been lingering in this stage for years, said industry officials at the 2013 mHealth Summit this week. So, what's finally going to move the market forward? For many, it involves taking a little closer look at history.
December 12, 2013
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Seeking ways in which IT can enable more coordinated care outside traditional settings, the Gary and Mary West Health Institute is launching a five-year study to explore new technologies and new approaches to chronic disease management.
December 12, 2013
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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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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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