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By Brian Dolan 12:28 pm December 15, 2010
About 78 percent of home health care agency CEOs want their workforces to begin using mobile solutions, according to mobile-enabled home healthcare company Celltrak. Already about 10 percent of home care aids use some type of mobile device at work today.
By Brian Dolan 10:37 am December 15, 2010
Royal Philips Electronics' medical arm is planning a push into wireless monitoring of patients in hospital wards, according to a report from the Associated Press. The report characterized the market as "largely untapped."
By Brian Dolan 09:51 am December 15, 2010
The innovative mind behind Mozilla's Firefox design, Aza Raskin, has left Mozilla to found a new healthcare startup: "With health-care costs rising faster than inflation, a crisis is on the horizon. We need to apply cognitive psychology, the principles of design, and tighter feedback loops to our own health.
By Brian Dolan 09:21 am December 15, 2010
About 20 percent of US physicians have tablet devices now, according to Chilmark Research. Most of these are Apple iPads. Some 50 percent of US physicians are expected to have a tablet in the next two years, according to the research firm.
By Brian Dolan 08:16 am December 15, 2010
NaviNet's acquisition of Prematics earlier this month was motivated by NaviNet's desire to "extend itself beyond the desktop and into to the exam room via the physician’s smartphone," according to Chilmark Research analyst Cora Sharma.
By Brian Dolan 07:42 am December 15, 2010
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) regulatory clearance to the Curvus Arrhythmia Monitoring Device (C-AD), a wireless-enabled and continuous tracker of real-time ECG readings. Curvus is a subsidiary of WPR Medical, which is based in Norway.
By Molly Merrill 08:25 pm December 14, 2010
Physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and pharmacists are using social media tools to network with professional colleagues, track down job leads and apply for new positions, according to a new survey.
By Molly Merrill 03:36 pm December 14, 2010
A survey of nearly 950 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) members indicates that iPad deployments are accelerating, in large part due to the mobile device's compelling point-of-care applications and uses.
By Brian Dolan 07:44 am December 14, 2010
An online survey conducted of 474 health professionals registered to practice in the United Kingdom, found that 80 percent rely on a mobile phone at work. The survey, which was conducted by non-profit d4, found that respondents used mobiles at work for a variety of reasons:
By Brian Dolan 07:11 am December 14, 2010
This week the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing equipped its third year undergraduate students and first-year master's entry clinical nursing students with iPod touch devices.