A growing number of applications are designed for portable devices used by clinicians. Stories here cover trends in how mobile technology is used in the health care setting, the benefits and pitfalls of various device types, and what the future holds for application development.
As Microsoft Corp. launches Windows 10 today, the operating system arrives in a remarkably different world than earlier launches like Windows 8, Windows XP and Windows 95. Indeed, the cloud computing, mobile, social and big data waves have dramatically altered the IT landscape. Here's where Windows 10 potentially fits into the corporate IT conversation.
Microsoft in a blog post is highlighting the benefits of Windows 10 for healthcare organizations, particularly increased security capabilities. There are enhancements, but there also may be vulnerabilities within them.
Amid Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 10 launch on July 29, chief compliance officers and CIOs would be wise to review their BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies and overall security stance.
The Pinnacle Center for Professional Development in Fairfield, N.J., which offers a series of healthcare information technology educational programs, has multiple sessions scheduled during August, September and October.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft document aimed at healthcare information security, the first in a new series of guides intended to help enterprises and developers improve cybersecurity.
A new electronic health records-agnostic tool from Cerner can identify patients at risk for falls with a 90 accuracy rate, according to the vendor.
UMASS Memorial Health System in Worchester, Mass., is rolling out an online patient-physician teleconsultation service using a technology platform from Minneapolis-based Zipnosis.
Healthcare insurer Humana and patient management vendor AMC Health have partnered to create a 30-day, post-discharge telehealth program for Medicare Advantage members designed to reduce hospital readmissions and ER visits.
As the healthcare industry looks to take advantage of the benefits of telehealth, providers need to do a better job educating the public about the technology. Case in point: A new survey has found that an astonishing 41 percent of consumers have never heard of telemedicine.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance has introduced a free mobile app enabling consumers to search for physicians and insurers that have received NCQA accreditation for meeting a range of specific quality standards.
More than half of ambulatory practice physicians currently access patient records and/or reference data from a mobile device. And, about a third of physicians use smartphones as part of their patient management activities.
Four U.S. Senators have introduced legislation designed to increase patient access to medical devices by giving them the option of self-paying rather than going through the time-consuming Medicare coverage process.
Cloud-based vendor Medidata and digital health vendor Validic have joined forces to leverage patient-generated data from mobile health devices and apps to support clinical research.
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Health information technology is an attractive opportunity for U.S. companies looking for increased exports globally, according to the Department of Commerces International Trade Administration.