August 27, 2013
iPads might not be ideal for all medical practice settings, but Dr. Lennox Hoyte, CMIO and director of urogynecolgy of the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, believes they are a lot better than desktop computers in exam rooms or at the patient's bedside.
"We're moving toward 95 percent of physician activity going away from the desktop," Hoyte said.
June 11, 2013
Want to have a successful digital health startup? Be honest. Understand the market. Know your capabilities in terms of innovation and technological and human resources. And, above all, focus on the people you have and the problems you are trying to address.
"The biggest issue is focus," Dr. Barry P. Chaiken, Boston-based CMIO at enterprise software developer Infor and a veteran of clinical...
March 5, 2013
Mayo Clinic's app: Patient
When Stage 2 of the federal electronic health records (EHR) incentive program known as meaningful use begins in October (for hospitals) and in January 2014 (for physicians), compliance for the first time will not be completely in the hands of providers.
Stage 2 rules require participants to give at least half of their patients the ability to view and download their own...
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...
March 8, 2010
"There is a growing awareness of the opportunity that mobile has for healthcare," Dr. John Mattison, assistant medical director and chief medical information officer (CMIO), Kaiser Permanente Southern California told MobiHealthNews in an interview at HIMSS 2010 in Atlanta last week. "When we spoke last December, that much was clear. What has not gotten recognition is that mobile health can have a...