June 25, 2019
Smart diaper detects UTIs. Purdue University researchers have developed a disposable, urinary tract infection-detecting sensor that is self-powered and can be embedded into diaper. The autonomous sensor activates upon exposure to urine, checks for compounds often associated with the infection and then wirelessly transmits the results to a smartphone if positive.
“We have at least two big...
December 10, 2015
It was only five years ago that tablet devices quickly made their way into the hands of clinicians. Seemingly overnight the tablet form factor became a dominant device, used by a majority of physicians in the US, often in addition to their existing PCs and laptops.
Consumer-grade tablets broke into clinical settings as a part of the massive BYOD trend sweeping IT departments at the time. They...
December 7, 2015
According to a new report from Swedish analyst firm Berg Insight, 4.9 million patients were remotely monitored in 2015, up 51 percent from the previous year. The firm predicts that number will continue to grow at a CAGR of 48.9 percent, leading to 36.1 million remotely monitored patients in 2020.
Berg Insight does not include voluntary personal health tracking in its RPM research. The 2015 device...
November 24, 2015
By Jessica Davis, Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News
As they look to population health management, nearly two-thirds of hospitals and healthcare systems have adopted remote patient monitoring and analytics into their care processes, but there's a long journey ahead before many get their strategies down.
"The initiatives have yet to be defined, as it's a departure on how physicians and care...
January 14, 2015
Physician adoption of smartphones and tablets is higher than it's ever been, but poor communication between IT departments and doctors keeps those devices from being effectively used, according to a new report from Spyglass Consulting. The report estimates that 96 percent of doctors have smartphones, but only 10 percent are actually willing to use their mobile devices to access electronic health...
August 19, 2014
A new California Court of Appeals ruling has dealt a major blow to bring your own device (BYOD) policies. Although the case focused on employees working in retail, the court's decision may have implications for any employer with a BYOD policy in place. It could potentially have repercussions for healthcare down the road.
In a class action lawsuit, a customer service representative named Colin...
July 16, 2014
Healthcare is falling behind other industries in prioritizing and attending to security concerns, according to a new report from security company ForeScout based on a survey conducted by IDG Connect. It's particularly true in the area of mobile device security, the report found.
IDG surveyed 1,596 IT decision makers across the healthcare, education, financial, retail, and manufacturing markets....
November 21, 2013
A new report from Juniper Research predicts that by 2018, 35 percent of consumer owned tablets and smartphones will be used for business. The bring-your-own-device trend, which is particularly prevalent in healthcare, will lead to more than a billion employee-owned devices in the workplace.
According to the report, although BYOD is convenient for employees and can improve employee satisfaction...
November 14, 2013
Though the iPad has been tremendously popular among physicians since it first appeared in 2010, Apple's iconic tablet might not be all that useful for clinical documentation or for medical education, a newly published survey of residents found. Surgical residents in particular rated the iPad very low for educational utility and as a resource for evidence-based medicine, according to the study,...
May 13, 2013
Over the last three years, tablets have taken the world of healthcare by storm. Manhattan Research's "Taking the Pulse" survey saw tablet adoption among physicians rising from 30 percent in 2010, to 62 percent in 2011, to 72 percent in 2012. Adoption will continue to ramp up as the opportunities to use tablets in the hospital increase, not just for doctors but for nurses, hospital administrators...