HIMSS2013

By Jonah Comstock March 11, 2013
"We have sensors in our cars, why don't we have sensors in our bodies?" Dr. Eric Topol, Chief Academic Officer at Scripps Health told the crowd at his HIMSS 2013 keynote address. "We could detect a heart attack before it happens." When Topol is on a plane, there are sensors there, too. Just hours after delivering his speech, Topol was called upon to use the AliveCor Heart Monitor he demonstrated...
By Neil Versel March 4, 2013
A little more than a month ago, Naomi Fried, chief innovation officer at Boston Children's Hospital, tweeted: that most healthcare mobile apps are built for consumers and focus on health and wellness, while only 20 percent are clinical apps. She wrote: "We need more #hospital apps." Naturally, this caught our attention. "There's a huge opportunity for mobile apps in the hospital environment,"...
By Neil Versel February 26, 2013
Another iOS app from Intermountain Healthcare: LiVE, a wellness app for teenagers. Healthcare speech recognition technology vendor MModal is teaming up with Utah's Intermountain Healthcare to prototype and develop what MModal is calling the first mobile app for speech-enabled computerized physician order entry (CPOE). "We don't know anyone who's ever done this before," MModal CMIO Dr. Jon...
By Neil Versel February 19, 2013
Submissions to GE Healthcare's $100,000 Hospital Quest app challenge were due Friday, but even before the contest closed, the company already announced two early winners of $5,000 each. The first winner, Discharge Roadmap, facilitates communication between hospitals and community-based care providers and helps standardize processes for transitioning patients out of hospital care. This iPad-based...