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By  Mike Miliard 03:58 pm February 25, 2011
The McKesson Foundation has announced the six recipients of $1.3 million in research grants, disbursed as part of its Mobilizing for Health initiative, which aims improve the health of underserved populations with chronic diseases through the use of smartphone technology.
By  Brian Dolan 07:54 am February 25, 2011
Following the healthcare legislation and in a move toward diversification, last November health plan Humana acquired health care provider Concentra for about $790 million.
By  Brian Dolan 03:14 am February 24, 2011
A number of longtime HIMSS attendees, including my colleague Neil Versel, pointed out that this year's event in Orlando, Fla. had renewed energy. The past two years' events were more staid on account of the down economy. The magicians at vendor booths had less flourish, anyway.
By  Brian Dolan 08:21 pm February 23, 2011
"Assurance is the number one fear for new wireless sensor companies looking to work in the hospital environment," Ed Cantwell, a new Senior Vice President at the West Wireless Health Institute, told MobiHealthNews in an interview on-site at the HIMSS event in Orlando, Fla. Cantwell said that the four principles of assurance are coverage, signal strength, capacity, and certainty.
By  Neil Versel 07:31 pm February 23, 2011
Everyone’s got a smartphone app, or so it seems, but sometimes the most useful mobile technology doesn’t come in app form. That’s one of the key takeaways from a live demonstration of “agile programming” between two development teams at the first-ever HIT X.0: Beyond the Edge subconference Wednesday at the annual HIMSS conference in Orlando, Fla.
By  Brian Dolan 06:49 pm February 23, 2011
Two mobile operators in Egypt, Orascom Telecom and Mobinil announced  a partnership with Great Connection to pilot the startup's Mobile Baby service, which enables healthcare providers to send ultrasound images right to patients' smartphones.
By  Brian Dolan 06:34 pm February 23, 2011
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By  Bernie Monegain 12:50 pm February 23, 2011
Promoting a two-heads-are-better-than-one approach, Baylor Health System's David Muntz and consultant Stuart Gardner called for greater collaboration between IT departments and clinical engineering during a Tuesday afternoon session at HIMSS11.It's to everyone's advantage, said Muntz, senior vice president and CIO of Dallas-based Baylor, which operates 26 hospitals and facilities at 160 locations...
By  Bernie Monegain 12:41 pm February 23, 2011
Information technology could be a catalyst for improving global health, said Patricia Abbott, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and co-director of the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing Knowledge, Information Management and Sharing.But she warned her audience Tuesday at HIMSS11 that the promise of IT might fail if "it's thought of in purely western terms."...
By  Mike Miliard 01:13 pm February 22, 2011
Cisco's annual Community for Connected Health Summit offered HIMSS11 attendees on Monday a forum for education and idea-sharing - discussing hot-button topics in healthcare and unveiling promising new product prototypes.The morning was devoted to perspectives on innovation and emerging trends in healthcare services, taking stock of the economic imperatives that affect care delivery and examining...