September 26, 2016
CIO is something of a loaded acronym in healthcare these days. Whether your “I” stands for information or innovation can be perceived as a marker of the progressiveness of your organization. But is that fair? At the Health 2.0 pre-conference provider summit in Santa Clara yesterday, two chief innovation officers and a chief information officer went back and forth on the terminology, and how...
April 14, 2010
Wireless tools continue to roll out in hospitals: Aerohive and others have enabled a wireless infrastructure at Riverside Health Care's facility that enables providers to conduct bedside registration and order entry. Nurses conduct bedside documentation drug administration by using tablet devices. The facility also outfitted its nurses and health care professionals with handheld units that...
March 10, 2010
At the HIMSS event in Atlanta last week, MobiHealthNews sat down with Eddie Cuellar, CIO, Methodist Health System in North Texas to discuss his views on wireless health services, home monitoring, patient data integration and plans for application deployment at Methodist.
"We use AirStrip's Critical Care viewer at Methodist and it allows us to put real-time monitoring data on our physicians'...
February 2, 2010
HITSP Chair Dr. John Halamka: "The iPad comes closer to my requirements than other devices on the market. However, the ideal clinical device would include a camera for clinical photography and video teleconferencing. Entering data via the touch screen with gloved hands may be challenging on a capacitance touch screen. Holding the iPad with one hand means hunt and peck typing with the remaining...
September 23, 2009
GE Healthcare and Sprint teamed up to update San Antonio, TX-based Methodist Healthcare's six hospitals with a converged wireless network platform. The healthcare group's CIO noted that the new system may result in a bigger budget to hire more healthcare provider workers, and mentioned nurses as an example.
“We have to work to make hospitals more efficient,” Eddie Cuellar, CIO of Methodist...