mobile technology

By Heather Mack August 24, 2016
Deploying mobile technology in hospitals has plenty of advantages – swift communication between nurses, doctors and other members of the care team, coordination of care, and more efficient workflows. But such communication platforms are also at a high risk for cybersecurity attacks, something a recent survey found most hospitals to be very concerned about. Spyglass Consulting Group, a Menlo Park...
By Jonah Comstock August 17, 2016
The Journal of the American Medical Association published a point-counterpoint set of opinion pieces yesterday on whether ACOs, as an experiment, should be declared a failure. Massachusetts General physician Dr. Zirui Song and Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy Director Elliot Fisher argued for ACOs by pointing to the shades of grey between different types of ACOs and suggesting ways to focus...
By Jonah Comstock April 16, 2015
While most clinicians carry one or more mobile devices for a variety of use cases, it's still the case that no single screen is as popular as the desktop computer for physicians, according to a new survey released by Microsoft. The online survey of 402 U.S. physicians was conducted by YouGov. Fifty percent of physicians used smartphones, 49 percent used laptop computers, and 23 percent used...
By Jonah Comstock April 14, 2015
Nearly a third of healthcare providers offer organization-specific apps for their patients, according to a small survey of healthcare providers conducted by HIMSS. The 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology survey included 238 respondents. In addition to the 31 percent of respondents who offer a patient app, another 30 percent are in the process of developing one. And 10 percent of respondents have created...

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