Mobile Technology Archive
Claude Parnell wants to know why it is that people can track a $5 pair of socks at every stopping point between Amazon.com and their house, but most hospitals can't track medications between the pharmacy department and the bedside -even those that cost $10,000 or more per dose.
The University of Rochester Medical Center in recent days has notified 537 former patients of a breach of their protected health information after a physicians flash drive went missing.
Meaningful use certifications, mobile job searches, a new telemedicine product and a new name for an established firm are among recent announcements from health information technology vendors:
A recently formed workgroup of the HIT Policy Committee to identify ways to improve the safety of health information technology held its introductory meeting on April 29. Among its charges, the group will compile a report on strategies and recommendations for a risk-based regulatory framework for health I.T., including medical mobile applications.
Kronos Inc. has introduced a health care-specific version of its Workforce Tablet Analytics, a suite of portable workforce management applications running on an iPad.
Arizona Counseling and Treatment Services, a behavioral health provider serving the greater Yuma, Ariz. region, is notifying about 3,000 patients following the theft of a laptop computer and external hard drive.
The Centers for Disease Control is readying a feasibility study of conducting population health surveys via consumers smartphones.
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is notifying 652 clients after a psychologists laptop computer was stolen.
United HomeCare in Miami has sent notification letters to more than 13,600 patients after an employees company laptop computer was stolen.
The William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., has notified more than 7,400 patients of a breach of information after a laptop was discovered missing on Feb. 11, 2013.
The Joint Commission on April 8 issued a Sentinel Event Alert to hospitals, imploring leaders to take a focused look at the serious risk caused by alarm fatigue from medical devices.
Help with HIPAA compliance, quick patient payments, patient-provider communications and scheduling are among new products that information technology vendors have recently introduced:
The first and obvious question to put in front of Glen Tullman is What happened at Allscripts?
Oregon Health & Sciences University is notifying 4,022 patients of a data breach following the theft of a physicians laptop computer in February.
A test vote in the U.S. Senate on March 21 shows significant numbers of Democratic lawmakers now are joining Republicans in opposing the health reform laws 2.3 percent sales tax on medical devices.