HIMSS

By Neil Versel June 18, 2012
With the proliferation of mobile devices in healthcare and the growing demand for information delivered to those devices, healthcare interoperability collaborative Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) International has produced an implementation guide for providing such access. The "Mobile Access to Health Documents" guide, published June 5 but not widely publicized until Monday, helps...
By Neil Versel June 15, 2012
ONC's Dr. Farzad Mostashari Most mobile phones on the market today meet no more than 40 percent of security requirements -- such as those called for by HIPAA or proposed "meaningful use" Stage 2 standards -- in the out-of-the-box configurations, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. And even after being manually configured, only iPhone and...
By Neil Versel March 7, 2012
It might have been hard to stand out among the 1,123 exhibitors at the recent 2012 HIMSS conference two weeks ago, but AirStrip Technologies somehow did. As MobiHealthNews Editor Brian Dolan reported, the San Antonio-based developer of remote monitoring apps recently landed separate investments from two heavyweights, namely the Qualcomm Life Fund and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Feb. 21...
By Brian Dolan February 28, 2012
When it comes to IT, healthcare providers are currently focused on achieving meaningful use. No surprise there. That was one of the key findings of the 23rd Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, which was published at the association's massive health IT tradeshow in Las Vegas last week. Last year's survey also found that fewer than 1 percent of those providers surveyed planned to make providing patient...
By Brian Dolan February 28, 2012
According to a findings of a small consumer survey conducted by HIMSS and sponsored by Qualcomm Life, a majority of consumers are familiar with the term remote monitoring device, only a quarter of those surveyed reported using one before, and only 16 percent had heard about such devices from their healthcare provider. The survey's results were fairly consistent with past surveys -- few of the...
By Neil Versel February 27, 2012
Hospital CIOs, or at least some of the best hospital CIOs, seem to get it. The others need to get on the ball, fast. "If you don't have mobility in your strategy, then you don't have a strategy," Susan Heichert, senior VP and CIO at Allina Health System, a 10-hospital system based in Minneapolis, said at the 2012 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Las...
By Neil Versel February 21, 2012
HIMSS CEO H. Steve Lieber The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is wholeheartedly embracing mobile. Last week, HIMSS announced that it has taken over the annual mHealth Summit from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. At the 2011 mHealth Summit just two months ago, the health IT advocacy group officially launched mHIMSS, a subgroup first reported by...
By Neil Versel February 9, 2012
Nuance Communications drew big crowds to its booth at the 2010 HIMSS conference when it introduced long-awaited mobile versions of its popular Dragon Medical Mobile Recorder and Dragon Medical Search speech recognition software, in the form of iPhone apps. Nearly two years later, the Burlington, Mass.-based software vendor continues to build its mobile healthcare portfolio. As MobiHealthNews...
By Brian Dolan January 17, 2012
In a few weeks MobiHealthNews will host its first webinar of 2012, which will look at the trends that are set to dominate the year ahead. The online event, called 2012 Mobile Health Trends, will also include a sneak peek of what we expect to be the talk of the HIMSS 2012 event that takes place in Las Vegas next month. Three years ago the buzz at HIMSS was that an electronic medical records (EMR)...
By Chris Gullo November 19, 2011
This past July, the FDA issued a draft guidance on how it might regulate certain medical apps. The legal implications of the proposed guidelines is the subject of the most recent entry in the HIMSS/AMDIS Physician Community Podcast Series, hosted by Dr. Marlowe Schaeffer-Polk, an attorney, physician and co-founder of Medlawguard, and Mr. John Steinbach, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of...

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