October 28, 2014
Practice Fusion has released a new, overhauled version of its free electronic health record, optimized for mobile devices, particularly Apple and Android tablets. The upgrade takes the platform, which is aimed at private physicians and small practices, from a web-based EHR, mostly accessed from desktop computers, to an HTML platform that can be accessed on any device and is optimized for mobile...
August 7, 2012
Collecting patient histories on iPads has reduced physician documentation time by 17 percent at Duke University oncology clinics and has led to more productive exams and consultations, according to the head of a major management consulting firm.
Writing for the Economist Group's Lean Back 2.0 column, Boston Consulting Group Managing Director Paul Zwillenberg describes how Apple's iconic tablet,...
June 26, 2012
Despite the explosion in physician adoption of smartphones and tablets, most doctors still use mobile devices as shiny toys rather than clinical tools, according to a new national survey.
About 20 percent of U.S. physicians use smartphones for e-prescribing, accessing electronic health records or other clinical needs, says the 2012 National Physician Survey, conducted by Atlanta-based health and...
March 14, 2012
Don't look now, but there's another report raising safety issues about electronic medical records – and this one is focused squarely on mobile devices.
Remember the problems Seattle Children's Hospital had with trying to run its Cerner EMR, built for full-size PC monitors, on iPads? The hospital tried to use the iPad as a Citrix terminal emulator, so the handful of physicians and nurses involved...
August 9, 2011
GE Healthcare announced this week the release of Centricity Advance Mobile, an iPad EMR app designed for primary care physicians in small practices. The app is an extension of GE Healthcare’s web-based Centricity Advance EMR offering, which focuses on practices with less than ten physicians. The app was demoed at this year's HIMSS conference.
“This is the missing piece,” stated Dr. Medhavi Jogi,...
July 19, 2011
ClearPractice's Nimble EHR for iPad
Accountable care organization EGHC (Essence Group Holdings Corporation) announced this week that it has received $61 million in venture capital funding. Investors include Camden Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. EGHC is the parent company of healthcare companies ClearPractice, Lumeris, and Essence Health Care.
ClearPractice is an EHR vendor...
February 24, 2011
A number of longtime HIMSS attendees, including my colleague Neil Versel, pointed out that this year's event in Orlando, Fla. had renewed energy. The past two years' events were more staid on account of the down economy. The magicians at vendor booths had less flourish, anyway.
Whether you are of the opinion that HIMSS has its mojo back, is tapping into a hype cycle or neither -- what is...