Mobile

EHR-integrated patient texting helps clinic boost patient capacity 68% to 89%

One of Lake Washington Physical Therapy's four locations.

By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm September 16, 2019
Lake Washington Physical Therapy also is saving $15,000 a year using bot-powered technology to optimize access to care and build patient-first services.
VA efforts to bring tablet-based telehealth to vets see positive results
By Nathan Eddy 11:35 am September 16, 2019
A JAMIA Open study and a Psychiatric Services study both found that the VA is succeeding in providing enhanced benefits to veterans.
By Mike Miliard 03:39 pm September 12, 2019
The voluntary recommendations from the industry group, which aim to build consumer trust in companies that handle health and wellness data, are meant to supplement, not supplant, existing legal requirements, says CTA.
By Dave Muoio 03:37 pm September 10, 2019
Amidst the unveiling of its newest consumer smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, the tech company said it will begin enrolling consumers into its hearing, cardiovascular and women's health studies later this year through an upcoming app.  
By Mike Miliard 04:18 pm September 06, 2019
CommonHealth, an open-source app designed to enable easier information sharing, will use HL7 FHIR and other specs to give Android phones similar functionality to Apple Health.
Provider and patient satisfaction soar at Goshen Health with secure text messaging

Goshen Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:22 pm September 06, 2019
More than 80% of users are very or extremely satisfied with the ability to directly communicate with surgeons, and the secure messaging app has also resulted in patients and caregivers being more relaxed.
How mobile RFID communications and OR workflow tech saved one hospital $1M annually

Adventist Health White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles.

By Bill Siwicki 12:32 pm August 30, 2019
At Adventist Health White Memorial, reducing OR turnaround time by just three minutes may seem small – but at five turnarounds per day, multiplied by six operating rooms, it adds up to $974,160 per year.
How to solve the 'Goldilocks' dilemma of health data sharing?

Deven McGraw and Vince Kuraitis

By Mike Miliard 01:58 pm August 29, 2019
Healthcare information is being more widely shared than ever, but how can that be balanced with the need for robust privacy protections? At Health 2.0, two experts will frame the issue.
Imprivata, Vocera collaborate on mobile device authentication
By Mike Miliard 11:45 am August 28, 2019
The companies are combining Imprivata's Mobile Device Access technology with the Vocera Collaboration Suite, which can offer faster and more authentication across workstations, virtual desktops and mobile devices.
AI-powered location services and Wi-Fi boosts patient and visitor satisfaction

Orlando VA Medical Center in Florida.

By Bill Siwicki 02:30 pm August 27, 2019
Veterans and guests at Orlando VA Medical Center were getting lost, and many were late for appointments. A new wayfinding technology application is changing all that.

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