April 15, 2013
And here you thought the only things airplanes and hospitals had in common were checklists.
March 25, 2013
Two weeks ago I had the good fortune to be invited back to the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) to participate as a judge of a digital healthcare start-up competition. In the last two years healthcare has become a highly featured part of the SXSW Interactive conference, particularly as digital health has risen to the forefront of the healthcare conversation.
March 18, 2013
At the Healthcare Experience Design conference, which takes place March 24-26 in Boston, designers, technologists, product managers and entrepreneurs will explore the ways healthcare and design intertwine -- looking for ways to improve the digital interactions of patients and providers alike. Healthcare IT News spoke with HxD's founder about about the challenge and promise of user-centered design.
February 15, 2013
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation's Heart Health Mobile app has won the HHS challenge, part of its Million Hearts initiative, intended to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
February 05, 2013
iPhone-toting allergy sufferers may now breathe a bit easier after the launch of a new mobile application Tuesday that provides users with allergy alerts and forecasts.
January 24, 2013
There's a new app that can help caregivers and clinicians monitor the heart rate and respiratory activity of a patient; it's called SecuraFone, powered by Hermosa Beach, Calif.-based SecuraTrac.
January 04, 2013
Almost everyone in the healthcare IT world, and beyond, has heard of Blue Button, a federal program designed for, initially, veterans, and now Medicare beneficiaries, to download their electronic health records. But, now there's something new to add to that growing trend: the iBlueButton app.
December 20, 2012
Google's decision to discontinue Google Health will go into effect January 1st, 2013, permanently removing access for all existing Google Health users. drchrono, the company providing Free Electronic Health Records to physicians on the iPad, has created a seamless replacement for Google Health. "We're committed to the idea of giving patients control of their health data and being able to manage this data from doctors and other sources in one place," explained drchrono Cofounder and CEO, Michael Nusimow.
December 19, 2012
MacPractice, an Apple developer of practice management and clinical software for doctors' offices that use Macs, iPhones and iPads, today launched MacPractice iEHR App with ePrescribe for iPad and iPad mini to US physicians. MacPractice iEHR interoperates with MacPractice MD version 4.2 desktop practice management and clinical software and with recently announced MacPractice Clipboard 4.2 App for iPad and iPad mini, which streamlines patient registration.
November 07, 2012
Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the iPhone.
November 06, 2012
Not all business decisions turn out as well as it seems they might. It seemed to make sense for Apple to part ways with embedded technology from Google, an erstwhile ally who's now a chief competitor in the smartphone market.
November 06, 2012
Physicians at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, a 200-bed community hospital in Beaufort, S.C., are poised to embrace texting in a way they've never been able to do before, and CIO Ed Ricks knows it will immediately make a piece of their work easier and faster.
October 02, 2012
Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. What about usability when it comes to machines and especially software? Is the ease with which software displays and moves, how nimble, how flexible the program is or is not – is that, too, a matter of subjectivity, in the eye of the operator? Or is it more a matter of design and engineering? Is it unreasonable to expect elegance?
October 01, 2012
I was hanging out with Tom Rodgers of Cambia Health the other day and we were discussing the seemingly unrelenting trend of the formation of new technology incubators and accelerators, designed to help catapult the weird and wonderful ideas of entrepreneurs into actionable companies.
October 01, 2012
Nearly half of U.S. physician groups plan to join a health information exchange (HIE), according to the findings of a new CapSite ambulatory EHR report released Friday.
September 25, 2012
As many Apple fan boys (or fan girls) waited with baited breath outside of Apple stores last Friday (or paid someone to stand in line for them) in an attempt to walk out with the new iPhone 5, I used my dinosaur of an iPhone 3 to read tweets about their travails - bad weather, unscrupulous line-cutters, unexpected labor pains ... (Those last two are pure conjecture, by the way.)
September 24, 2012
With the release of its new iOS 6 operating system, the iPhone and the iPad have jettisoned Google Maps in favor of Apple's own new mapping software. That's caused problems for some users seeking directions to hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms.
September 12, 2012
WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), a leading source of health information, is unveiling a new suite of innovative products that will further empower and enable consumers and patients through every step of their healthy living journey. As a leading health brand for consumers, WebMD continues to attract the largest, most engaged audience seeking health and wellness information for a purpose. The August 2012 comScore Media Metrix U.S. data released today, which reflects WebMD’s implementation of comScore’s Unified Digital Measurement technology, reaffirms that WebMD has the largest number of visitors of any health information site.
August 17, 2012
Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, has announced that SimonMed Imaging, the largest specialized outpatient physician imaging practice in the country, will implement Merge's integrated suite of radiology solutions along with iConnect(R) Access and iConnect(R) VNA to provide anywhere, anytime viewing of images and achieve Meaningful Use (MU).
August 06, 2012
Four million members are now engaging in their health through Kaiser Permanente's My Health Manager, the organization's Web-based personal health record, Kaiser officials announced Monday.