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 28, 2010
Core health IT purchases, including new network equipment, are priority investments for healthcare professionals this year - but the desire for mobility is also driving docs to put Tablet PCs at the top of their shopping lists, according to new research from CompTIA.
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.
May 14, 2012
Although data encryption is becoming a valuable option to protect against breached PHI, certain myths and misconceptions about it still exists, according to a new report by WinMagic Data Security. The report outlines and debunks seven common myths about data encryption.
June 28, 2011
The increase of mobile devices, embedded devices, virtualization software, social media and the consumerization of IT are the top five security threats for healthcare organizations today, says one expert.
February 25, 2011
GE Healthcare showcased the extension of its healthcare IT portfolio to mobile devices and tablet computing at HIMSS11 earlier this week. Its portfolio of EMRs for physician practices, including Centricity Advance and Centricity Practice Solution, is now available for use on the iPad and iPhone.
November 07, 2012
Whether it's due to skepticism or a lack of resources, not all doctors are sold on the prospects of mHealth. But for those looking to stick their toe into the pool, tablets are finding widespread adoption as a good entry point for clinics and doctor's offices.
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.
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 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.
June 05, 2012
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.
May 23, 2012
The White House on Wednesday unveiled what it called a "sweeping shift to mobile," an initiative aimed at accelerating efforts to make new and useful services available to consumers on their mobile devices.
May 23, 2012
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.
March 26, 2012
Many physicians are gung-ho about their smart phones and tablets, but John Halamka, MD, warns there is also a downside, distracting doctors from patient care.
March 15, 2012
With mobile technology evolving every few months, keeping up with the devices' changing role in the workplace can be tough. Even though their effectiveness is being debated, bring your own device (BYOD) programs are popping up left and right, offering employees the comfort and ease of having their personal mobile devices in the office. Randy DeLorenzo helps outline six keys to developing a BYOD program for healthcare.
February 17, 2012
The executive summary of the HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey report had a somewhat alarming statistic -- only 38% of respondents noted that they have a mobile technology policy in place that regulates use of mobile devices and outlines the organization's mobile strategy.
February 01, 2012
A new study from Spyglass Consulting Group finds that 80 percent of physicians believe the iPad has a promising future in healthcare -- but they're skeptical that it's yet ready to transform patient care delivery.
January 24, 2012
Nine million Kaiser Permanente patients can now access their own medical information anywhere in the world on mobile devices through a mobile-optimized website, Kaiser executives announced today.
January 19, 2012
Mobile computing is beginning to change the way everyone, especially the healthcare industry, interacts with information.
December 09, 2011
At the close of the third annual mHealth Summit, held Dec. 5-7 in Washington, D.C., keynote speakers highlighted the vast impact mobile phones and other mobile devices are having -- and will continue to have -- on healthcare delivery in the United States and worldwide.