Putting The Management Into Healthcare Mobility
Walk the halls of nearly any hospital or major clinic and you’re sure to witness several examples of mobility in action. Wireless networks, both internally as part of a facility’s infrastructure and externally through a multitude of wireless carriers, connect an army of mobile access points. Tablets, iPads, laptops, PC-based workstations on custom rolling carts, handheld computing devices, and of course, a plethora of smartphones are rejuvenating information access across a widening provider landscape. By Vicki Amendola, editor, Health IT Outcomes
Mobile Healthcare: Beyond Devices
When one mentions “mobile healthcare,” most people tend to think of the mobile computers, tablets, and smartphones that enable clinicians to access and record information on the move and at the point of care. While these devices have been and will continue to be instrumental in the mobilization of care, it’s important to remember that several new innovations will ultimately take this concept to the next level.
By Ken Congdon, editor in chief, Health IT Outcomes
Healthcare Is Wi-Fi Ready
Healthcare professionals from medical facilities of all types and sizes are leveraging mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, at an alarming rate.
Motorola Acquisition Gives Google Another Play In Healthcare
Many believed the demise of Google Health all but ended Google's prominence in the healthcare industry. However, the company may have given itself new life in the healthcare technology sector with its acquisition of Motorola Mobility earlier this month.
A Trip Down Health IT Memory Lane
Believe it or not, this article marks the 100th editorial opinion column I’ve written for Health IT Outcomes. To commemorate this milestone, I planned to take a page out of television sitcoms.
HIT Must 'Go Rural'
What’s the answer to accommodating rural patient growth and improving the overall quality of rural patient care? Well, it all begins with multidisciplinary teamwork in rural primary care and greater provider collaboration between rural and urban care systems. Instrumental in these and other initiatives will be health IT.
4G mHealth: Possibilities & Pipe Dreams
In the world of mobile technology, 4G (fourth generation) cellular is the latest and greatest thing. It seems like every other television commercial boasts the multimedia and data rich transmission capabilities that 4G bandwidth can provide consumers.
Weathering The Healthcare Mobility Storm
Like it or not, the use of mobile devices in the healthcare industry is beginning to explode. According to recent research by Bulletin Healthcare, physician use of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices increased 45% between June 2010 and February 2011.
Health IT Industry Feels Ripples From Japan Quake
Last month’s 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan was one of the most tragic natural disasters in recent history. In its wake, the region is struggling to cope with the loss of loved ones, mass scale destruction, and the constant threat of a nuclear meltdown.
Let The Healthcare Tablet Wars Begin
Two weeks ago, in my HIMSS11 post show report, I referenced how a flurry of new tablet computers (designed to take on Apple’s iPad in the healthcare market) were showcased at the trade show.