February 19, 2013
With numerous electronic health record systems continuing to fall short of providers' expectations, a report by Black Book Rankings suggests that 2013 may indeed be the "year of the great EHR vendor switch."
January 06, 2012
Experts predict an upswing in mobile usage, more data breaches and new risks for social media in the year ahead. Eleven industry observers suggest some healthcare data trends to look for in 2012.
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.
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.
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.
June 12, 2012
At this point, the trend toward cloud-computing is strong, even though some are still skeptical of its "chaotic" use and its ability to meet the needs of health IT professionals. Mariano Maluf, CTO at Atlanta-based GNAX, says now is the time to strongly consider the cloud -- while keeping some basic tips in mind.
October 04, 2011
The most recent and influential disruptive technologies can be found in something quite small -- your smartphone. Natalie Hodge highlights the five most disruptive health IT innovations in the mobile arena.
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.
December 06, 2012
A new report shedding light on the challenges data breaches pose for the healthcare industry finds that the annual number of breaches continues to trend upward, and also could come with a nearly $7 billion price tag.
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.
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.
August 16, 2011
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation opened its two-day conference Monday in Seattle with a spirited discussion of the future of telehealth and mobile health in a rapidly changing healthcare ecosystem.
May 10, 2010
Outdated hospital communications systems - based on blaring PAs and multiple, often incompatible mobile devices - are causing confusion, reducing efficiency, wasting money and helping contribute to serious staffing shortages, a new white paper finds.
August 16, 2010
Employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs continued to lose mobile devices in July, but the number of overall security breaches the department experienced declined slightly from the previous month, according to VA Chief Information Officer Roger Baker.
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.
April 02, 2012
Healthcare professionals have increased their use of social media to look for jobs compared to last year, according to a new survey by recruitment firm AMN Healthcare.
June 21, 2013
Marking a new advance for real-time remote patient monitoring, Boston's Partners HealthCare has connected patient data gathered from mobile devices -- including blood pressure, weight and glucose levels -- to its electronic medical record platform.
July 23, 2013
Clinical mobility spending in the United States is expected to grow from $2.9 billion in 2011 to $5.4 billion in 2016, a compound annual growth rate of 12.7 percent, according to a new IDC Health Insights report.
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?
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.