February 19, 2013
With numerous electronic health record systems continuing to fall short of providers' expectations, a new 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Outdated hospital communications systems - based on blaring PAs and multiple, often incompatible mobile devices - are causing confusion, reducing efficiency, wasting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.
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.
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.
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.
April 07, 2011
Android devices may have a market-share edge among consumers, but among physicians and other healthcare providers, Apple's iPhone and iPad still hold a commanding lead over all competing platforms, including Android, RIM and Palm, according to a new analysis by Bulletin Healthcare.
May 07, 2012
Mobile health is poised to "explode" over the next decade, says Chad Udell, managing director of Float Mobile Learning, a mobile learning consulting, strategy and research firm based in Morton, Ill.
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?
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.