October 07, 2013
It's a safe bet that this fall's crop of new medical students is the most tech-savvy cohort yet. These are young adults, after all, who've been tapping on smartphones since they were 16, surfing the Web pretty much since they could read. But how much information technology are they actually getting their hands on in school?
September 16, 2013
National Health Information Technology Week is an event with various activities in Washington D.C. and communities all around the country. I am looking forward to hosting the National Health IT Week Blog Carnival which will run from September 16-20, 2013.
July 14, 2013
In mid-June, the Food and Drug Administration published what they called a "safety communication" having to do with cyber security for medical devices and hospital networks.
July 09, 2013
MedTech Media, a division of HIMSS Media, announced today the launch of mHealth News, a website serving the information needs of professionals who are advancing healthcare through the use of mobile platforms.
June 19, 2013
More and more Americans are keen on the idea of using mobile devices to better monitor their health, according to new survey findings released Tuesday.
June 19, 2013
With all the changes buffeting the healthcare sector, these days, it's easy to overlook what's happening to the nation's supply of doctors. According to a 2012 report, "the United States is projected to confront a shortage of 91,500 doctors by 2020." One potential solution to that shortage is being built as we speak.
June 14, 2013
In a June 13 safety communication, the Food and Drug Administration warned medical device manufacturers; hospitals; medical device user facilities; healthcare IT and procurements staff and biomedical engineers to put safeguards in place to reduce the risk of cyber attack.
June 13, 2013
Most physicians feel that tablet computers such as the iPad are better suited for care delivery than smartphones, according to a new survey of nearly 1,400 doctors. That said, app usage found most favor on smartphones -- and docs feel there's much room for improvement in clinical apps generally.
June 12, 2013
The National Science Foundation on June 11 showcased a potentially game-changing smartphone app that allows 911 operators critical insights into what's going on at the scene of an emergency call.
April 27, 2013
At the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans this past March, one attendee tweeted something to the effect of: "Attending a session on mobile healthcare – or, as we call it: healthcare."
April 23, 2013
A new deal forged from the fallout of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in 2010 will bring mHealth tools to community health professionals along the Louisiana coast.
April 12, 2013
AT&T is looking to mine the creative mHealth talents of the autism community through a two-day hackathon, which kicks off April 12 in downtown San Francisco.
April 09, 2013
Officials at Massachusetts General Hospital announced Monday the launch of a new telehealth pilot aimed at bringing healthcare services to psychiatry and neurology patients statewide through real-time video visits.
March 19, 2013
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, will launch a three-day series of hearings today to investigate issues involving mobile health -- particularly how to keep innovation flowing without over-regulating.
March 18, 2013
Several witnesses from the health IT and mobile health industries are set to testify March 19 before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The hearing will focus on medical devices and mobile app markets.
March 14, 2013
San Diego-based Humetrix, developer of the iBlueButton mobile platform, has been invited by the the National Health Service to present a UK version of the technology at the NHS Innovation Expo 2013.
March 05, 2013
Remember the good old days on "ER," "St. Elsewhere" and "Chicago Hope" where doctors and nurses rushed up and down hospital corridors, shouting orders, looking for charts and saving lives in the nick of time? Times have changed.
February 22, 2013
The San Diego-based software company Humetrix has released a cross-platform version of its iBlueButton app that lets patients and physicians exchange medical information at the point of care with iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones.
February 19, 2013
This past January, Forrester Research analyst Mike Gaultieri did some soothsaying. "My prediction: TIME magazine will name big data its 2013 person of the year," he wrote.
February 04, 2013
Smartphones and tablets are here to stay, and few will deny their usefulness in the clinical landscape. But should employers allow employees to bring and use their own devices?