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 idea behind the app version of OpenFDA Search was to make adverse event reports easily accessible to both providers and patients, making it one of the first apps to harness FDA data and reports.
June 9, 2014
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Apple on Monday touted its working with the Mayo Clinic as it rolled out an app that would piece together healthcare information from many third-party apps -- including one from Mayo -- to give consumers a comprehensive medical view on a mobile device.
June 3, 2014
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Making telemedicine work is often no easy process, but officials from Boston-based Partners HealthCare, a longtime leader in connected health, believe they've done it. So what's their secret?
May 22, 2014
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The Food and Drug Administration, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Federal Communication Commission hosted a workshop this past week where panel members representing the IT and mobile world participated. For the most part, the constituencies endorsed the risk-based regulatory approach proposed in FDA's Safety Innovation Act.
May 19, 2014
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Billed as "experience-based medicine," a Silicon Valley startup is looking to make clinical decision support more valuable to providers by including peer reviews of myriad medical treatments.
May 15, 2014
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Technologists have worked for years to break down data silos in healthcare. Then, just as it seemed they were starting to figure out interoperability, along comes a flood of mobile health apps that simply don't connect to anything.
May 15, 2014
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The promise of mHealth technology is almost limitless. But both inside and outside the hospital, providers are finding the tricky part is figuring out the best and most effective ways to unlock it.
May 14, 2014
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At a time when hospital officials around the country are looking for proof that mHealth-based communication tools will help them save money, officials at LibertyHealth's Jersey City Medical Center are offering hard figures.
May 8, 2014
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Among the healthcare developers workshopping better approaches to technology design at HxRefactored in Brooklyn next week will be Stephen Buck, who'll offer some "lessons learned" from looking closely at leading EHRs -- specifically, how not to design a user interface.
May 7, 2014
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Conversations about BYOD began long before "smartphone" and "iPad" were household words. As mobile technology continues to evolve and become increasingly common, however, so does the dialogue around whether BYOD is appropriate and beneficial in the healthcare realm.
May 6, 2014
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More than half of people with chronic conditions say the ability to get their electronic medical records online outweighs the potential privacy risks, according to a new survey by Accenture.
May 5, 2014
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Explore Medical Practice Insider's guide to emerging apps and devices for the medical practice.
May 1, 2014
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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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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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