With sweeping health reform came a laundry list of technology promising to save time, better the environment, and improve patient care. And as more of it is implemented, we learn what works best and what … doesn’t. From unproven mobile platforms to legacy EHRs, some healthcare IT should just be avoided. Shahid Shah, enterprise software analyst and founder of the blog The Healthcare IT Guy, follows his list of five technologies every hospital should be using [...]
Apple has recently released an exclusive collection of apps for health care professionals called iTunes Room for Healthcare. This collection allows users to find and select the best health care apps for their iPhone and/or iPad. We are pleased to announce that Apple has rated DocBookMD as one of the top health care apps allowing physicians to efficiently collaborate at the point of care. DocBookMD has been developed by physicians, exclusively for physicians to make [...]
CONFINED to their hospital beds, patients can only fantasize about stripping off all the wires that connect them to monitors and bolting for the door. Suppose, however, that all of a convalescent patient’s electrode patches were consolidated into a single, nearly invisible and weightless version — as thin as a temporary, press-on tattoo. And suppose that a tiny radio transmitter eliminated the need for any wires tethering the patient to monitoring machines. “Epidermal electronics” — [...]
Healthcare spending will represent nearly one-fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product by 2019, and much of that money can be attributed to new regulations requiring better health information technology and mobile health apps, according to a report by consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. For example, in 2010, health providers spent $88.6 billion on developing and implementing electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchanges, and other health IT initiatives, making healthcare a rich market for healthcare IT [...]
Smartphone Health Applications:Dubbed MicroHIS—that allowed physicians to use their smartphones and other wireless devices to access and view clinical laboratory test results, radialogy and cardiology
Smartphone mobile app is dubbed “MicroHIS” by Holy Name Medical Center At one community hospital in New Jersey, physicians love getting clinical laboratory test results over their smartphones or similar wireless devices. Radiology and cardiology results can also be accessed or viewed using this unique mobile app developed for use at Holy Name Medical Center in Tea Neck, New Jersey. The story about mobile applications at Holy Name Medical Center demonstrates to pathologists and clinical [...]
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