March 3, 2015
In just a few short years smart mobile devices have become indispensable tools for clinicians. As device adoption peaks for providers, a growing number of digital health tools are now literally at clinicians' fingertips: clinical decision support software, patient education apps, smartphone-connected medical devices, secure messaging software, and many more.
While some providers have brought apps...
May 9, 2014
By MobiHealthNews' count there are currently more than 35,000 unique, health-related apps available in various app stores. That includes everything from fitness and diet tracking apps to clinical decision support apps for doctors. Within that group we estimate that about 10,000 apps available today are intended for use by medical professionals.
For a few years now Apple has shared a variety of "...
July 14, 2011
Mobility is now firmly part of the nursing curriculum at the Regis College School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions in Weston, Mass.
"As soon as they start their nursing programs, we have them in the lab," Assistant Dean Nancy Bittner says. Associate's, bachelor's and graduate students are required to purchase and carry iPhones, which they learn from day one how to use in...
February 5, 2011
FDA to regulate nurse paging offering? Certainly an interesting development: Cisco subsidiary Extension submitted its HealthAlert for Nurses offering to the FDA for product clearance. HealthAlert relays critical alerts to a nurse's Cisco IP handset, or preferred smartphone device. The FDA has already informed Extension that there is no communications tool on the market that is “substantially...