HIMSS

By Brian Dolan March 10, 2010
Health Information Exchange networks (HIEs) aim to be the glue that binds electronic medical records and other health information repositories and sources (including mHealth) together -- and there's a substantial amount of stimulus money being thrown at HIEs to drive adoption. The ARRA stimulus bill provides for around $40 billion to move the industry onto EMRs, but about $18 billion of that sum...
By Brian Dolan March 4, 2010
In Atlanta this week wireless really was everywhere. The Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 offered free WiFi service to all its attendees and it worked (almost) everywhere. Nearly every major electronic health records (EHR) vendor had a smartphone strategy announcement or at least one in their back pocket. Thanks to the smartphone buzz, applications that were once...
By Brian Dolan March 4, 2010
Panasonic launches Toughbook C1 for healthcare industry At the HIMSS event in Atlanta this week, Panasonic debuted its new 12.1-inch Toughbook C1 convertible tablet, which can withstand a 30-inch drop. The 3.2 pound device runs for five hours on one battery, but can double battery life by adding an additional battery that brings the weight up to 3.5 pounds. The C1 offers a multi-touch screen for...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2010
Verizon Wireless looks to enable point of care apps for mobile: “To give patients the best care possible, healthcare organizations must run efficiently, and real-time wireless communication is a powerful tool for meeting that challenge,” John Maschenic, director of healthcare enterprise solutions for Verizon Wireless stated in a company release. “Mobile technology puts health information –...
By Brian Dolan March 3, 2010
"HIMSS has been working for decades to get the healthcare industry out of the 1970s and into the 21st century," Sprint CEO Dan Hesse pointed out during his keynote at the HIMSS event in Atlanta this week. "That's why I'm here," Hesse said, "to help facilitate that change." We have a historic opportunity in healthcare right now to use wireless technologies to boost efficiencies, reduce costs all...
By Brian Dolan March 1, 2010
Google Health announced a number of deals at HIMSS -- including integration with Surescripts, an e-prescribing network in the US, which Google says will help accelerate the availability of prescription drug history to Google Health users. On the mobile front, Google Health announced a deal with Withings for its WiFi Body Scale, which now allows Google Health users to seamlessly update their...
By Brian Dolan February 28, 2010
While we expect to hear many announcements about iPhone apps from exhibitors at HIMSS, it seems BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has scooped a couple of early news stories ahead of the event: Last week we reported on Vocera's plans to demo a proof-of-concept BlackBerry app at the event this week. Now, Vocera's competitor Voalte has announced plans to demonstrate its proof of concept...
By Brian Dolan February 25, 2010
A year ago at the HIMSS healthcare IT event in Chicago, MobiHealthNews lamented the lack of wireless health presentations, panel sessions and exhibiting companies on the event's showfloor. We did, however, meet with the founder of a new smartphone app centered start-up, Voalte. The company's founder Trey Lauderdale had worked previously at Philips' subsidiary Emergin, where he sensed his...
By Brian Dolan February 1, 2010
Data tsunami to overwhelm: According to a survey sponsored by Dell and conducted by HIMSS, small and medium sized hospitals in the US, Europe and China are not ready for the "wave of data" that is set to "inundate" their systems over the next couple of years. More Another entrant in the person locator service for Alzheimer's patients and others: "Aerotel Medical Systems of Holon, Israel has...
By Brian Dolan November 3, 2009
Mobile security solutions provider Diversinet recently released its third quarter financial statements and once again the company announced more than $1.63 million in revenues from its licensing and revenue sharing agreement with wireless health service provider AllOne Health. Diversinet has been working with AllOne since the third quarter of 2008. Diversinet's technology secures "the personal...

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