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...
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...
December 4, 2012
Results from two surveys focused on healthcare provider adoption of mobile technologies published this week from HIMSS Analytics and Spyglass Consulting Group. While both point to substantial growth in adoption, Spyglass' survey points to IT support issues arising from the well-documented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend.
Over the course of four months starting in May 2011, Spyglass Consulting...
November 29, 2012
This week Conshohocken, PA-based wireless cardiac monitoring company CardioNet announced the launch of an iPad app, called CardioNet Access. The app is for physicians who prescribe the company's mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry (MCOT) system, which helps doctors diagnose and monitor cardiac arrhythmias. The CardioNet Access app offers its physician users "easier accessibility to their patient...
November 27, 2012
Based on the more rigorous surveys and reports, it's still true that clinicians are generally more eager adopters of both mobile devices and the medical apps that run on them. The persistent challenge for many iPad-toting physicians, however, is where to turn for medical app recommendations. In its efforts to be at least somewhat helpful on that front, Apple has slightly reworked and beefed up...
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...
October 3, 2012
The evidence is building that smartphones are suitable for remote viewing of medical images by consulting specialists. The latest comes from the Mayo Clinic Telestroke Network in Arizona, which found that the ResolutionMD Mobile smartphone app, from Calgary Scientific, was adequate for evaluating remotely located stroke patients.
"CT head interpretations of telestroke network patients by vascular...
September 24, 2012
Aycan Medical Systems, a maker of picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and other storage and distribution technology for medical imaging, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Aycan Mobile teleradiology app for the iPad.
The FDA has approved Aycan Mobile diagnosis from computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) modalities only. The clearance does not cover...
September 18, 2012
The UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowl Diseases just completed the pilot phase of a program that equips patients who have Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis with iPads to help them track and monitor their conditions while staying in touch with their care team throughout the day as needed. Now that the pilot phase is over, UCLA is enrolling about 250 patients in the program.
"Using a tablet...
August 23, 2012
A recent survey conducted by digital health communications firm Enspektos found that physicians are more likely than nurses to find medical information in mobile apps credible. Of the more than 100 physicians surveyed, about 70 percent said that mobile apps were a very credible or highly credible, while only about 46 percent of the 100 nurses surveyed were as trusting....