October 15, 2013
South Carolina's Beaufort Memorial Hospital expects to save millions of dollars this year and potentially prevent some deaths as well by investing in secure texting technology, attendees of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Fall CIO Forum in Scottsdale, Ariz., heard last week.
According to the hospital's VP and CIO Ed Ricks, texting between clinicians could speed...
November 1, 2012
We've heard talk for years about patient engagement, but not a whole lot of real progress. Mobile technologies are about to change that, with a substantial boost from Stage 2 of the "meaningful use" EHR incentive program.
To meet Stage 2 requirements, starting in 2014 (or the second year after initially getting to Stage 1), providers must share patient records with affiliated hospitals and...
October 19, 2012
After leading the Scripps Translational Science Institute to a $3.75 million Qualcomm Foundation research grant, Dr. Eric Topol has cut ties with the West Health Institute, an organization he co-founded and served as vice chairman of.
Topol confirmed to MobiHealthNews that he left West at the end of September after his three-year term on the board expired. But he also said that the institute's...
November 3, 2011
You know something has caught on in health IT when healthcare CIOs start talking about it. And when vendors are willing to shell out big bucks to hear hospital-based IT administrators share their opinions on it. By that measure, mobile access to hospital networks is very much a mainstream idea now.
I come to this conclusion after sitting in on a Compuware focus group with a baker's dozen of CIOs...
August 23, 2010
Boston hospital launches SMS ER wait times: Boston's MetroWest Medical Center launched a texting program last week that enables people to find out emergency room wait times. In the week since it launched 450 people have texted in, according to the report. Users need to text 63311 to 437-411 to get the wait times. That's "Med11" to "4ER411" Boston Globe
Telecom Analyst: Time to splash around is...