July 2, 2013
AirStrip ONE running on a Windows 8 device
AirStrip Technologies, maker of mobile patient monitoring software, is the first healthcare software vendor to join a new Microsoft application development program aimed at expanding the reach of Surface touch-screen tablets into the business world.
Microsoft's new AppsForSurface initiative, introduced Monday, is part of a new corporate strategy,...
May 13, 2013
Over the last three years, tablets have taken the world of healthcare by storm. Manhattan Research's "Taking the Pulse" survey saw tablet adoption among physicians rising from 30 percent in 2010, to 62 percent in 2011, to 72 percent in 2012. Adoption will continue to ramp up as the opportunities to use tablets in the hospital increase, not just for doctors but for nurses, hospital administrators...
March 7, 2013
HIMSS13's showfloor had no small number of dedicated medical tablets, some from big tech companies like Panasonic and Fujitsu and others from dedicated tablet companies like Motion Computing. Here's seven devices that were on display at the show, and one that was being shown off in Austin this week at SXSW. Some devices are enterprise tablets designed for a wide range of uses in manufacturing and...
March 7, 2013
Panasonic's ToughPad was subjected to a shower of water at HIMSS 2013.
One of the media narratives that came out of CES this year, was that despite not attending the show, as is its custom, Apple managed to have a significant effect on the proceedings. The same thing could be said of HIMSS, especially when it comes to tablets, where Apple's absence was keenly felt in the midst of so many...
January 23, 2013
Microsoft is upping the ante in the tablet game.
The Redmond Empire announced Tuesday that Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Pro, a business-class line of its Surface tablets, will hit stores in the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 9. The Pro models will have third-generation Intel Core i5 processors, touch screens with 1080p (1,920 by 1,080) HD resolution, plus an included digital pen and "Palm Block"...
September 18, 2012
A major provider of retail and employer-sponsored immunizations is going wireless, and doing it in a hurry.
Mollen Immunization Clinics took the "big bang" route when it rolled out cellular-enabled Google Chromebook PCs to the more than 4,000 immunization clinics the Scottsdale, Ariz.-company runs at Walmart and Sam's Club stores nationwide. On Aug. 27, Mollen went live at nearly all of those...
June 22, 2012
Microsoft's newly announced tablet line called Surface has the potential to make waves in healthcare, but it's probably too early to know exactly what it will do.
The Microsoft hardware, featuring 10.6-inch screens and an Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processors – the same type of CPU as the new Apple MacBook Air -- will be made for the forthcoming Windows 8 operating system, which will fully support...
January 5, 2012
Happy new year, and welcome to 2012! As the year begins, I have some burning questions about mobile and wireless healthcare that I hope to see answered in the next 12 months.
Will consumers understand mobile technology in healthcare? When I checked into a San Diego hotel for the Healthcare Unbound conference last summer, the clerk asked me if I was in town for some big software show going on at...
June 27, 2011
Digital Assent announced a $7.5 million second round of funding for their tablet-based, patient check-in service. Sanan Private Equity, the BIP Opportunities Fund and Buckhead Investment Partners (BIP) led the round. Return backers include Imlay Investments and BLH Venture Partners, which led the first round of funding for the company earlier this year. According to SEC documents, the company...
March 16, 2011
The biggest news this week in mobile healthcare might have nothing at all do with healthcare—at least not directly. Microsoft apparently giving up on the Zune music player, admitting what everyone else has known for years, that Apple’s iPod reigns supreme in the realm of digital music.
Why is this relevant to healthcare? You may have heard some news recently about the introduction of another...