Mobile Technology Archive
The American Telemedicine Association is launching a program to accredit healthcare professionals who offer patients real-time online consultations, as well as vendors selling supporting technologies.
A partnership of major healthcare organizations has launched a "virtual clipboard" initiative aimed at developing an effective and consistent industry blueprint for a mobile app that will standardize patient intake information and reduce wasted effort and errors.
Diagnostic device manufacturer Welch Allyn says it has purchased "substantially all assets " of Omaha-based HealthInterlink, a developer of an FDA-approved software-based telehealth platform incorporating wireless patient monitoring devices and a mobile gateway device, such as a tablet or smartphone.
While 69 percent of clinicians use mobile apps to access clinical information, only 33 percent believe they can access most or all of the clinical systems technologies they need via smartphones and tablet computers.
New York's Mount Sinai Hospital says it has reached 100,000 "likes" on Facebook, making it the first hospital in the New York tri-state area and one of seven hospitals in the nation to achieve this milestone.
Ubiquitous smartphones are responsible for a number of cultural changes, from the rise of texting to the demise of paper maps. One of their most visible impacts in healthcare may be to force adoption of enterprise-wide image management.
National pharmacy chain Walgreens and telehealth provider MDLIVE have introduced a new telehealth offering that will give Walgreens website users 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through its mobile app.
Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J., has opened HealtheConnect, a complimentary consumer health technology service hospital executives hope will empower patients and visitors to use technology in their quest for optimal health.
Health organizations finalizing budget plans for 2015 should be taking a look at their mobile device strategy and how it can become more efficient and less costly.
The Mississippi State Department of Health has launched "Your Personal Sexual Health," a free mobile app available for both Apple iOS and Android devices.
The Association for Utah Community Health is launching a care management project that aims to improve patient satisfaction and health outcomes while reducing costs for treating behavioral health patients through use of smartphone app technology.
To achieve a national-scale learning health system for identifying and sharing best care practices, the industry must reach a level of data access, integration, and scalability that goes well beyond interoperability of electronic health record systems.
Social media adoption and utilization is widespread among U.S. hospitals, who are adopting different social media platforms, according to new research.
Seattle-based 2Morrow Inc. has launched SmartQuit, a smartphone-based smoking cessation app based on technology pioneered in a groundbreaking trial at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Start-up vendor TouchCare now is making commercially available a mobile app to enable healthcare consumers and physicians to conduct video consultations on smartphones and tablets.