April 8, 2010
The week that was in wireless health includes developments across a number of topics: business model (Best Buy again), devices (iPad, more), policy (mHealth in health reform), interoperability (WiThings?), innovation (Nokia made a big move), and much, much more. Here are some highlights from the week:
iPad, iPad, iPad. Let's start with the iPad since that's been struggling for some attention...
April 7, 2010
"As Accountable Care Organizations and medical homes start thinking about alternative quality contracts that reimburse for keeping patients healthly and not for delivering more care, it's likely that wellness care will include home telemonitoring between clinician visits," Dr. John Halamka, Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP) and Co-Chair of the HIT Standards...
February 10, 2010
HITECH enables health app future? Vince Kuraitis over at e-Caremanagement has penned a though-provoking post: "If you rethink health care, just about ANY technology or service can be reconceptualized as an app that COULD run on a common platform. Mull this over for a while. Let’s take remote patient monitoring (RPM) as an example," Kuraitis writes. "In the past if you want to provide RPM for your...
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...
July 21, 2009
CareGroup Health System CIO John Halamka recently wrote about the strategy his facility, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is pursuing to comply with new Massachusetts Data Protection regulations. The new regs require organizations to take extra precautions to secure information, including data on mobile devices at the work place. (If you are not familiar with Halamka, he holds a number of...
March 12, 2009
John Halamka, MD, MS, the CIO of CareGroup Health System and Dean for Technology at Harvard Medical School, has cut the cord and no longer has a landline phone. Halamka wrote a post about going all mobile over at his blog Life as a Healthcare CIO. Halamka is also Chair of the US Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), and a practicing Emergency Physician.
This is a puff piece,...