August 18, 2010
Clearly healthcare is a "niche" market for smartphone makers and smartphone application developers -- but how niche? Healthcare research firm Kalorama Information estimates that healthcare accounts for about 5 percent of the smartphone market.
Last year, sales of PDAs and smartphones for healthcare applications were worth about $2.6 billion, according to a recent Kalorama report called "Handhelds...
June 23, 2010
Motion Computing commercially launched a new rugged tablet computer, J3500, for the construction, health care and field service industries. The tablet PC includes Intel Core vPro processors, dual touch capacitive touch-screen with ultra-durable glass, a 3.0 megapixel camera, mobile broadband and GPS. The tablet runs on Windows 7 or Windows XP and sells for about $2,299.
Unlike other consumer-...
June 16, 2010
Some 39 percent of Chief Medical Information Officers have rolled out mobile computers or handhelds at their facilities, according to a recently published survey in CMIO Magazine. The publication surveyed 212 CMIOs between May 3 and June 2 of this year. Here's the rest of that survey question's results: What is the status of mobile computers/handhelds within your organization?
June 1, 2010
Google pulled the plug on Google Health? Chilmark Research analyst John Moore penned a must-read piece on the possible dissolution of Google Health. According to Moore, rumor has it that the company has put the project into a "stasis" mode. Here's more from Moore: "Rumors are now floating about that this lack of relevancy, this lack of a true commitment to Google Health has led to that oh so...
April 14, 2010
Wireless tools continue to roll out in hospitals: Aerohive and others have enabled a wireless infrastructure at Riverside Health Care's facility that enables providers to conduct bedside registration and order entry. Nurses conduct bedside documentation drug administration by using tablet devices. The facility also outfitted its nurses and health care professionals with handheld units that...