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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. With more than 50,000 daily home health care users, Celltrak is seeing a lot of traction with its mobile offering. The company launched in 2006...
By Brian Dolan 05:13 am 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 11:54 pm January 27, 2010
As expected, Apple unveiled its new tablet device, the iPad, and it dominated the news cycle this week. Apple positioned the device as a new platform positioned at the intersection of the "liberal arts and technology" -- a clear indication that the healthcare industry was not its top of mind use case. Despite recent news that Apple has been pursuing a mobile EHR pilot with Epic Systems, the iPad...
By Brian Dolan 04:11 pm January 27, 2010
The iPad definitely helps bridge some of the gaps currently present in the mobile [device continuum]. Workflow is the key to adoption and utilization in healthcare. I think the iPad will be a catalyst. - Tom Herzog, VP IT and Medical Device Technologies, Cerner I think [the iPad is big news for healthcare providers and patients]. Despite its lack of a camera, the iPad will push healthcare away...
By Brian Dolan 07:05 am July 2, 2009
Mount Sinai School of Medicine's senior director for voice and data services, Andrew Pizzimenti isn't sure that the "Holy Grail" of mobile devices for health practitioners has been created yet. During a virtual interview at the Cisco Live event held in San Francisco this week, Pizzimenti told Computer World that the device might be a smartphone, an e-book reader or a netbook or maybe none of the...
By Brian Dolan 06:48 am May 8, 2009
Big news for hospitals and other care facilities that are currently using Citrix XenApp infrastructure to deliver Windows applications, but whose staff wants to use iPhones at work too -- Citrix just unveiled the Citrix Receiver for iPhone. Now iPhone and iTouch users can download the Citrix app and access any of their facility's Windows applications, so users can open documents, update reports,...