Mobile Computing Featured Articles

  1. How Mobile Devices Contribute To OR Delays And Cancellations

    Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have changed the way people work and live by providing instant, anytime, anywhere access to information. Given the highly mobile life of a surgeon, smartphones have become a lifeline for case-related communication. Regardless of whether a surgeon is outside of a hospital environment or within different hospital settings (i.e. pre-op, recovery, intensive care, etc.) they need a way to stay connected when access to a traditional computer is not possible.

  2. Software Quality And Device Recalls

    The definition of medical device has expanded quite a bit in the past decade. Not only do wheelchairs, imaging equipment and pacemakers qualify as medical devices, but so do health monitoring apps and digital health trackers. Thanks to the advancements of the digital age, “hospital at home” is the trend. The industry is moving towards a connected care environment where devices that capture data, applications that derive insights from that data and apps that deliver personalized suggestions have become the critical driving factors. Nevertheless, the industry is also fueled by globalization, competition and demand for more advanced treatments. Sensors are at the heart of every device, from small bandages to implants.

  3. FinTechs Made Personal Wealth Management Easier: Can MedTechs Do The Same For Personal Health?

    The financial meltdown of 2007 did away with the image of banks as safe havens for wealth. A joint coup between emerging technologies and FinTech innovators triggered a change in how wealth was managed. The idea that an alternative to conventional banking models could exist suddenly seemed viable. FinTech brought a fresh approach to wealth management with digital platforms and mobile apps. These organizations put consumers in direct control of how they manage, move, and spend money. A precedent has been set for the future of wealth management. Can other industries follow suit?

  4. Inside NSW Health: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Performance Issues With Critical Duress Tags

    Troubleshooting today’s networks can be a constant challenge, especially when you’re responsible for hunting down business-critical issues among multiple distributed locations. As the network manager for NSW (New South Wales) Local Health District, my team is responsible for managing network, server, Wi-Fi and PC support across an environment that spans 12 hospital locations and approximately 22 community health centers throughout Southeastern Australia.

  5. Mobile Messaging In Healthcare: 5 Myths Debunked

    The digital world is constantly evolving and healthcare technology is no different. With reports of some hospital doctors visiting up to 50 patients a day, clinicians are busier than ever. As a result, mobile messaging has become a popular way of communicating within healthcare organizations, as it offers a quick, accessible, and familiar solution that anyone with access to a smartphone can utilize.

  6. Patients To Healthcare Providers: Text Us

    If you are like many Americans who send and receive text messages on a daily basis, here is a question: Who do you exchange texts with? Friends and family likely top the list. And possibly co-workers. What about businesses or service providers? Many healthcare providers are surprised to learn patients would like to communicate with them by texting. Then again, texting has grown to become one of the most popular forms of communication, so there shouldn’t be any doubt about whether patients want to text with their providers.

  7. 3 Steps To Digital Transformation And Monetizing IoT

    Our world is becoming more connected, and the resulting digital transformation is impacting the way traditional healthcare equipment and technology companies operate. Is it time for your company to embrace the digital transformation and incorporate the Internet of Things (IoT) into your day-to-day operations?

  8. How Mobile App Development Helps Precision Medicine

    Mobile app development aims to help precision medicine in further evolution into the clinical realm.

  9. How Mobile Technology Is Changing The Healthcare Industry

    Today's healthcare environment is full of uncertainty for healthcare providers, their parents, and the insurance companies that help facilitate medical coverage for millions of Americans. With recent changes to the United States medical insurance policies and changes in reimbursement throughout the industry, costs are expected to rise for the majority of Americans retaining healthcare insurance coverage.

  10. Remote Care Management Technologies In 2018: Tracking 3 Key Drivers

    Healthcare organizations continue to adopt information technology for better patient care. Headlining these innovations are technologies for remote care management, providing patients with an immediate link to their care team for regular monitoring at home, or wherever they happen to be.