March 22, 2012
Last week Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS, kicked off a half-day HHS event focused on privacy and security issues surrounding the use of mobile devices in healthcare. Mostashari's comments summed up the mobile health opportunity for providers while pointing out the potential problems, too.
Mostashari described mobile phones as ubiquitous,...
February 1, 2012
IBM has acquired Israel-based mobile platform developer Worklight for an undisclosed sum. Worklight offers mobile application management to companies in a number of sectors, including healthcare. According to the acquisition announcement, Worklight is set to become a key component of IBM's mobility strategy. IBM will leverage Worklight to help enterprise clients "speed the delivery of existing...
January 17, 2012
In a few weeks MobiHealthNews will host its first webinar of 2012, which will look at the trends that are set to dominate the year ahead. The online event, called 2012 Mobile Health Trends, will also include a sneak peek of what we expect to be the talk of the HIMSS 2012 event that takes place in Las Vegas next month.
Three years ago the buzz at HIMSS was that an electronic medical records (EMR)...
September 15, 2009
DataDyne wins WSJ Tech Innovation Award: One of the United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation's key mHealth partners, DataDyne, won the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Awards for the Healthcare IT category: "In developing countries, gathering and analyzing time-sensitive health-care information can be a challenge. Rural health clinics typically compile data only in paper...
June 30, 2009
Keeping clinicians connected in-house: NetMotion Wireless provides software that maintains security and provides more seamless roaming when mobile users are moving between networks. It also keeps mobile applications up and running should a network disruption occur -- like when entering an elevator, maybe? Today NetMotion Wireless today announced that Wichita Clinic, the largest outpatient multi-...
June 3, 2009
By Philippa Hobbs, Business Research Executive, Informa Telecoms & Media
Innovation in mobile healthcare technology is burgeoning but implementation is hampered by the very industry this technology exists to support. The relationship between healthcare systems and health technology can be tortuous, though mutual benefits to levels of patient care and to the bottom line will, if only slowly,...