February 10, 2015
Source: Citrix Mobile Analytics Report, February 2015
While iOS devices still dominate, these days healthcare professionals may be more likely than other professionals to be Android, according to a recent report from Citrix. The report is based on a large swath of anonymous data gathered from the company's sizable global customer base, but Citrix says it should not be considered "a...
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...
February 21, 2014
Fifty-two percent of adult smartphone and tablet owners use their mobile health apps more now than they did when they first downloaded them, according to a recent survey of 1,000 US adults by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Citrix. Citrix released the survey data as well as a report on mobile traffic sourced from ByteMobile subscribers.
"The fitness category of mobile health apps tends to...
February 14, 2013
Last summer Citrix acquired ByteMobile for an undisclosed sum. ByteMobile works with mobile operators -- 130 of them in 60 countries -- to help them better understand how subscribers use their 3G and 4G networks and how best to optimize data services and mobile video services accordingly. Since ByteMobile has a view into what people are actually doing on their mobile phones, it has released an...
November 8, 2012
The iPad continues to be a hugely popular but imperfect tool for physicians, as suggested by two papers presented Monday at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) annual symposium in Chicago.
In two Fairview Health Services emergency departments in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, physicians actually told IT leadership prior to the December 2010 go-live of an electronic medical record...
February 22, 2012
About 85 percent of healthcare information technology professionals said their hospitals have at least partially embraced the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend and supported the personal smartphones and tablets that their physicians and staff bring in from home, according to a survey recently conducted by Aruba Networks. The company surveyed more than 130 HIT professionals for its survey.
April 23, 2010
Nick Volosin, director of technical services, at Visali, California-based Kaweah Delta Health Care, has been piloting three Apple iPads for X-ray images, EKG results and other patient monitoring programs, according to a report from Network World. Volosin now plans to buy 100 more iPads for use by the care group's home health and hospice care workers, nurses, dietitians and pharmacists. Kaweah...
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,...