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 most basic security truth in 2014 is that encryption done properly -- a high enough level of encryption, proper safeguarding of the encryption key -- is the best thing an IT department can do. Sill, many industries resist encryption, and healthcare is arguably the most strident.
April 17, 2014
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Security is a nightmare for all companies, but the very nature of healthcare makes it far worse. Are there ways to make security not merely viable, but even profitable?
April 16, 2014
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Telecommunication behemoth BlackBerry Limited is testing out the healthcare IT waters, after it announced this week it was buying a stake in a cloud-based medical IT provider company.
April 16, 2014
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When it comes to security threat severity, the Heartbleed bug doesn't miss a beat. That's according to Phil Lerner, chief information security officer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who, on a scale from 1 to 10, ranks the bug a solid "high priority" at 7.5.
April 14, 2014
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With consumers entranced by fast-evolving technologies and accustomed to price competition, healthcare is set to be transformed by innovations from other sectors of the economy such as retail and telecommunications, according to a new study by PwC's Health Research Institute.
April 14, 2014
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To healthcare mogul Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, the dirtiest four-letter word in the realm of digital health is "silo."
April 10, 2014
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Boston has long proven itself a mecca for healthcare innovation, a hub of some of the best minds and most prestigious hospitals in the nation. And the 2014 Boston Children's Hospital Innovators' Showcase proved no exception.
April 9, 2014
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In a development that could help providers with remote patient monitoring and other telehealth applications, one developer has created a neuroimaging app designed to work with Google Glass.
April 8, 2014
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A widely anticipated report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other agencies may finally clear the air on how healthcare IT -- and mHealth in particular -- will be regulated.
April 4, 2014
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A widely anticipated report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other agencies may finally clear the air on how healthcare IT -- and mHealth in particular -- will be regulated.
April 4, 2014
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The New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City are calling for applications for a second round of healthcare startups for its New York Digital Health Accelerator, a program designed to make New York a hub for the emerging digital health technology industry.
April 4, 2014
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We hear a lot about patient engagement these days. Certainly, the idea is a noble one. And the benefits it could bring when practiced on a wide scale are immense. But a lot of providers are still wondering: How do you do it?
April 3, 2014
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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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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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