The Mobile Health Revolution

The Mobile Health Revolution


In this special print edition of HTO, we examine how leading healthcare facilities are leveraging mobile technologies (e.g. mobile computers and carts, tablets, smartphones, telehealth solutions, remote patient monitoring solutions) to improve operations and patient care. We hope this editorial provides you with insight you can apply to your facility, and encourages you to play a bigger part in The Mobile Health Revolution.

Editorial Opinion
Ken Congdon, Editor In Chief, Health IT OutcomesVive La Mobile Revolution!
Editor In Chief Ken Congdon discusses how demand for mobile technologies is growing in a health IT world focused on EHR adoption and Meaningful Use.

By Vicki Amendola, Editor, Health IT OutcomesRemote Patient Monitoring - There Will Be An App For That
Editor Vicki Amendola examines the key role smartphones could play in the emerging remote patient monitoring landscape.


The Many Flavors Of Clinical Mobility
When it comes to mobile computing in clinical settings, most of the fanfare has been focused on the iPad, but the best choice of hardware often depends on the application and most hospitals are still searching for the “perfect” mobile device.
Choose The Right Mobile Cart
Making the wrong choices in mobile cart selection will leave you with a pile of unused hardware. This panel of experts can help you get it right.

Case Studies
Mobile App Accelerates Cardiac Response Times
A mobile application that allows physicians to access real-time EKG data from their iPhones or iPads is helping HCA Healthcare reduce STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction) response times and patient length of stay.
Mobile Technologies Boost Home Health Efficiency
By leveraging smartphones equipped with a mobile home care app, Medcenter One Home Health and Hospice was able to eliminate manual data entry, improve data accuracy, and expedite billing.
Tablet PCs Strengthen EMR, CPOE, And Reimbursement
Tablet PCs extend the EMR, increasing efficiency and accuracy while also reducing lost reimbursement risk at East Jefferson General Hospital, but it’s the patients who benefit most.
Raising The Stakes In Telehealth
The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky TeleHealth Network are pushing the envelope of telemedicine, driving reimbursement policy and expanding care.

Executive Q&As
Manage Mobile Devices Without Sacrificing Productivity
Advocate Health Care discusses the benefits MDM (mobile device management) has had on managing the facility’s 28,000 devices.

Optimize Your Mobile Health Assets With RTLS
Carolinas HealthCare System illustrates the workflow advantages of an RTLS (real-time location system).