May 24, 2013
The vision, as described by Amit Singhal, who is in charge of search for Google, is that instead of typing words into a box, we will have conversations with Google, enabling a much more personalized experience. If you apply this thinking to healthcare, several controversies/topics come to the fore.
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.
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.
August 14, 2012
Cloud-based clinical information systems are becoming increasingly attractive for clinicians, hospital administrations and CIOs.
April 24, 2012
We're living in an iOS world nowadays, but sometimes, to look at them, it seems EHRs are stuck in a Windows '97 rut.
March 30, 2012
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 22, 2012
Apple's iOS products may be garnering the most attention these days, but many professionals prefer their Androids. Organizations are looking to the iPhone alternative as another nifty tool for physicians and healthcare professionals.
March 08, 2012
With the release of the third-generation iPad, we look back through the device's history in healthcare, and examine the ways physicians, patients and IT professionals have used it. Here are 11 stages of the iPad's history in healthcare.
February 17, 2012
Apple and its iProducts were definitely on my mind the other day. First, I stopped by my local Apple store to put in some training for my turn behind the HIMSS Social Media Center’s Genius Bar – an hour-long session offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that will give attendees the opportunity to talk with experienced users of social media about strategies and tactics.
December 19, 2011
TeleTracking Technologies today announced release of its Capacity Management Suite™ system version 2.3, which allows users to control core patient flow automation functions from an Apple® iPad®, streamline sign-on protocol for faster login, and speed responses to unexpected spills.
November 03, 2011
At the launch this past month of the iPhone 4S, new Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that, "80 percent of the top hospitals in the U.S. are now testing or piloting the iPad." That's a good thing, because a fast-increasing number of medical schools are doing the same. The iPad, it seems, is becoming as ubiquitous as the stethoscope.
November 03, 2011
There are plenty of rumors circulating about when Apple will release the iPad 3, but most reports indicate we won’t see it until 2012. Physicians, –along with the rest of us, are eagerly awaiting its release – and doctors interviewed by Healthcare It News have some strong opinions on the specifications they’d like to see in the device.
October 14, 2011
It’s simply amazing that Apple iPhones and iPads continue to dominate technology conversations, despite the impressive advances of competing Android smart phones and tablets. Further illustrated in the wake of Steve Jobs’s unfortunate death last week, Apple has done a masterful job of producing products that have become part of our lives that even pull the heartstrings of many of its dedicated users.
October 11, 2011
One of the challenges many face in their evaluation of Electronic Health Records is the treatment of an EHR as an application that provides all necessary functionality out of the box, rather than a platform that enables it.
October 06, 2011
On the first day of life after Steve Jobs, we asked our Healthcare IT News Twitter followers how Jobs and his contributions to technology affected them and their organizations. In other words, where would we be without Steve Jobs?
October 06, 2011
It's hard to overstate the impact Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56, has had on technology for the past 30 years. In hardware, software, communications and design, Apple's contributions have been incalculable – not least in healthcare.
October 06, 2011
Wednesday evening, I emailed my staff about the passing of Steve Jobs. Many responded that they were genuinely sad.
July 18, 2011
Office Ally announced today that its full suite of office support tools for healthcare providers is now compatible with all Apple products, including MAC computers and iPads. As a result, providers nationwide can now utilize both PCs and MACs to access any of Office Ally’s revenue-cycle management services including a practice management system, electronic health records, clearinghouse, patient portal and billing service.
July 12, 2011
The St. Louis-based vendor's new Eden solution is designed to help small practices maintain their independence by combining all EMR and PM solutions on a platform accessible by Macs, iPhones and iPads.
June 07, 2011
If you’re reading this blog, you most likely saw the pop-up/interstitial Intel ad that asks “Is Cloud Computing Right for You?” Steve Jobs apparently thinks so.