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By Brian Dolan 06:49 pm October 6, 2010
According to a recent online survey conducted by EPG Media, physicians in the United States are almost twice as likely to own a smartphone as European physicians. The EPG survey of more than 300 physicians found that around 81 percent of US physicians currently own a smartphone, only 44 percent of European doctors do.
By Brian Dolan 06:36 pm October 6, 2010
Electronic Medical Records developer Allscripts announced a new mobile medical application at the National Association for Home Care's (NAHC) event this week: Allscripts Mobile Homecare, a smartphone application intended for use by physical therapists, nurse assistants and other home care health clinicians.
By Mike Miliard 06:09 pm October 5, 2010
Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has bestowed $792,000 on the University of Louisville School of Nursing with an eye towards helping it develop a nursing informatics program for the school's undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for practicing nurses from University of Louisville Hospital.The program will...
By Brian Dolan 07:13 am October 5, 2010
The HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded Cedars-Sinai Medical Center LA plus a consortium of five University of California medical schools $9.9 million to determine the efficacy of using wireless and telephone care management to reduce hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
By Brian Dolan 06:22 am October 5, 2010
According to reports coming out of the CEATEC conference in Japan, Fujitsu has unveiled a concept phone that the Continua Health Alliance has certified for meeting its guidelines of interoperability with personal health devices.
By Armin Scheuer 02:07 pm October 4, 2010
Although health ICT investments in Italy are expected to have increased by 17 percent this year, most hospital directors remain skeptical as to whether IT investments are sustainable, according to Tommaso Piazza, Chief Information Officer of ISMETT, speaking at the HIMSS Europe Health IT Leadership Summit in Rome.
By Brian Dolan 08:21 am October 4, 2010
Adherence apps "unpleasant" to use: The New York Times has reviewed a handful of medication adherence apps (seemingly picked at random), choice quote: "I tried some apps that remind users to take their medications, including MedsLog, Medsy, MotionPHR Health Record Manager and others.
By Molly Merrill 08:23 pm September 30, 2010
"The future physician of America" is a tech savvy one - one who reaches for an iPhone to choose clinical references, and who expects to use an EHR when he or she begins practicing, according to a recent survey of medical students.
By Mike Miliard 05:00 pm September 30, 2010
APP Design, a software development firm specializing in the design, development and integration of healthcare systems, announced that it has been selected to design and develop a real-time patient consent interface for WNYHealtheNet through its RHIOnet product. RHIOnet is a secure, Web-based, healthcare information exchange system designed to deliver accurate and timely healthcare data to...
By Brian Dolan 02:06 am September 30, 2010
This week I presented as part of the Mobile Health track at the ePatients Connections conference in Philadelphia. The track's chair was the inimitable Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, a noted health economist and commentator.