MCA

By Brian Dolan 11:45 am May 19, 2010
Motion Computing has suped up its line of tablet devices with Intel Core vPro processors, which will increase the devices' performance, security and manageability, according to the company. The tablets now have better remote management capabilities that allow IT technicians to repair and secure the PC from any location, even while powered-down or in sleep mode, Motion wrote in a statement. More...
By Brian Dolan 09:14 am March 30, 2009
The New York Times ran a contributed column late last week by a doctor who relates her own anecdotal evidence for the findings of a recent study that appeared in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The "connectedness" between patient and doctor can significantly affect outcomes for the better. More on the growing number of doctors making house calls thanks to better reimbursement.  Integrated PHRs...
By Brian Dolan 06:38 am March 26, 2009
Korea-based mintpass announced plans to bring its super-compact mintpad touchscreen device, called the mintpad, to the US. The device is bigger than an iPhone but much smaller than tablets, like those based on Intel's mobile clinical assistant design spec. The mintpad weighs just 90 grams and has a 2.86-inch display, handwriting recognition software, WiFi b/g and a 1.3 megapixel camera. Last...
By Brian Dolan 05:23 am March 24, 2009
A new Landmark Report details three types of interventions that have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing hospitalizations of Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions. Unfortunately, mobile solutions are not included specifically. PC Magazine has a nice column on the iPhone 3.0 news we covered in depth last week: "These two applications are good examples of what can happen...
By Brian Dolan 07:15 am March 13, 2009
Here's a video (via MobileActive.org) that showcases Nokia's Data Gathering application for the E71. The video shows the Amazonas' State Health Department in Brazil using the devices and application to monitor and treat outbreaks of dengue fever. In developing markets one of the key problems for caregivers and public health workers is recording and managing data collection on health issues for...
By Brian Dolan 12:50 pm March 7, 2009
According to a new study from Turkish researchers, doctors and nurses' mobile phones could act as a reservoir for tough-to-kill "superbug" bacteria like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The report, penned by Faculty of Medicine at the Ondokuz Mayis University, found that 95 percent of the phones tested were contaminated with bacteria like MRSA, which can cause serious staph...
By Brian Dolan 10:03 am March 5, 2009
John Moore over at Chilmark Research: "We have commented many times before that the whole idea of a USB-based (thumbdrive) PHR is simply a dumb idea". TabletKiosk, launches the MediSlate MCA i1040XT (pictured), the new mobile clinical assistant (MCA), featuring touch screen input. TheCarrot.com, a provider of life-management tracking and reporting that interfaces with the iPhone, announced today...
By Brian Dolan 06:39 am February 27, 2009
Here's yet another video, this time from BNET.tv, that profiles a primary care physician who makes use of a mobile tablet and other health IT to enable better and more efficient care for his patients. Dr. John Selle in San Francisco says he can pull up lab results, x-rays and even quickly search the Internet should he need to find an answer to a question while in the examining room. Dr. Selle has...