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.
The Medical Device Hacking Threat
Wireless medical devices have the potential to revolutionize the delivery of care, particularly for the real-time and remote management of chronic diseases such as diabetes. Evidently, these devices are also susceptible to attacks by hackers, which can ultimately result in the death of the patient.
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.
The Baby Boomer Impact On Health IT
There are approximately 78 million Baby Boomers currently living in the United States. This generation — born between 1946 and 1964 — has amassed more than $7 trillion in collective wealth, controls over 80% of the nation’s personal financial assets, and accounts for 50% of its discretionary spending power. However, the inevitable is now happening. The Baby Boomers are getting old. By Ken Congdon, editor in chief, Health IT Outcomes
Healthcare Going Mobile
Evidence has been emerging recently that illustrates the growing interest of wireless and mobile technologies in the healthcare sector. One example is data from mobile service provider Good Technology that shows healthcare as one of the top three industries leveraging Apple’s iPad tablet (the financial and technology industries are the other two).
A Surge In Home Healthcare?
Health IT Outcomes has published several articles over the past year that cover the effect clinician shortages will have on the healthcare industry in the reform era.
iPhone Versus iPad In Healthcare
The new Apple iPhone 4G is slated to be released this week and orders for the new gadget are already pouring in. Estimated pre-orders for the new iPhone (the product was announced on June 23, 2010) topped 1.7 million in only three days, easily surpassing all previous iPhone rollouts.
Cutting $3.6 Trillion In Healthcare Waste
A white paper released Monday by Thomson Reuters outlined several steps the U.S. healthcare industry could take to eliminate $3.6 trillion in wasteful spending over the next 10 years. Specifically, the report highlights five proven cost-cutting strategies, and claims the U.S. healthcare industry can eliminate waste by 5% annually by incorporating these best practices into the organizational structure.