October 29, 2012
Even as nearly everyone is using smartphones and tablets for critical information, few organizations have taken steps to keep the devices safe from cyber threats, according to a new survey from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and AT&T.
October 29, 2012
Ubiquitous mobile devices such as iPhones and Androids offer both opportunities and challenges for physicians. One expert says strong integration of voice recognition and natural- or clinical language understanding technology could be a boon for care delivery.
October 23, 2012
With mobile devices and EHRs on the rise, the opportunities for patients to become more involved in their healthcare are greater than ever.
October 09, 2012
Health eVillages, a program that delivers healthcare information via mobile technology to healthcare providers around the world, celebrates its one-year anniversary.
October 08, 2012
Hospitals and medical offices are busy places. Ever wonder how easy it would be for someone to walk out with an office laptop or mobile device? Not only do patients expect confidentiality of their medical records but government regulations like HIPAA demand it. The theft of laptops, computers and mobile devices is a common cause of data breaches and physical security is a highly effective first line of defense.
September 28, 2012
The Department of Veterans Affairs expects to formally award a contract for mobile device manager software by Sept. 30. The technology will enable VA to ultimately support up to 100,000 devices and allow employees and clinicians to use their own devices.
August 22, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard wants to acquire an interface for its Integrated Health Information System so providers and staff can access and update electronic health records using laptops, smart phones and other mobile devices.
August 09, 2012
At this point, the benefits of EHRs are well known - the reduction of paperwork, relief of administrative burdens and substantial cost savings. But, according to Lynda Martel, director of privacy compliance communications at DriveSavers, the presence of an EHR in a care setting also dramatically increases the risk of a data breach.
August 09, 2012
Vitals, the New York-based developer of online physician information and ratings resources, is looking to make that experience less stressful and more detailed with the launch of its first mobile app.
August 07, 2012
HIMSS, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and Healthcare IT News, the industry’s leading news source for health IT, have partnered to present The Privacy & Security Forum. The event will bring together CIOs and IT executives for a day-and-a- half of collaboration, networking and presentations by leading health IT professionals, industry thought leaders and key government officials.
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.
August 03, 2012
Merge Healthcare Incorporated, a leading provider of clinical systems and innovations that seek to transform healthcare, today announced that Franciscan Alliance, Inc. has selected Merge Healthcare's iConnect® Access* to image-enable their EMR and provide real-time access to radiology and cardiology images and information across its network of 13 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois.
August 02, 2012
Since they were brought to market, the healthcare industry has dreamed of embracing tablets and leveraging the innovative technologies and features innate to these types of mobile devices.
July 26, 2012
A recent survey revealed that of 1,190 physicians polled, 75 percent still use their desktop for practice management. In fact, despite the onslaught and popularity of mobile apps and usage techniques, just 6 percent of those questioned opt for a smart phone, while 10 percent use an iPad or other tablet for these same tasks.
July 18, 2012
Blue Chip Patient Recruitment (BCPR), a division of Blue Chip Marketing Worldwide, has released a white paper to announce the results of its 2012 mobile healthcare technology survey.
July 13, 2012
With the goal of strengthening its technology investment to transform healthcare, benefits and other services for America's veterans, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has renewed its commitment to Microsoft Corp., entering into a five-year Enterprise Agreement, which will provide the flexibility to best suit users' needs and help optimize the department's technology spend. The comprehensive agreement gives the VA access to all Microsoft's current and emerging technologies, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft System Center 2012, Bing Maps, the full suite of Microsoft Visual Studio developer tools, and numerous other products and services, spanning from the desktop to the datacenter and including mobile devices.
July 12, 2012
AlliedHIE (www.alliedhie.com) and ICA (www.icainformatics.com), a leading provider of interoperability technology that enables care coordination and health information exchange (HIE), announced today that a live DIRECT and Health Information Services Provider (HISP) network has been established under AlliedHIE’s management, known as Allied-DIRECT. In Pennsylvania, the live environment will enable AlliedHIE to begin recruiting physicians and other providers to sign up for secure DIRECT interactions with each other as part of the statewide DIRECT grant program recently established by the Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative (PAeHC). Pennsylvania’s grant program provides DIRECT free for the first year to physicians.
July 10, 2012
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will help small providers who use smart phones and other mobile devices learn how to easily secure them using simple steps explained in plain language.
June 19, 2012
As threat risks continue to grow for mobile devices in healthcare -- think thumb drives, smartphones, tablets and laptops -- the pressure to mitigate these risks is being put on the providers. The folks at ID Experts believe now is the time to assess your mobile strategy and take charge of PHI.
June 15, 2012
Respondents to a 2011 AMN Healthcare survey indicate that healthcare professions are increasingly taking advantage of social media and mobile devices for job searching purposes and shifting away from some traditional job search methods.