April 3, 2017
A new HIMSS Analytics study of 129 C-suite executives, IT professionals, clinicians and department heads has found 79.8 percent use tablets and 42.6 percent use smartphones to access the information needed to provide and coordinate care.
On the other hand, 37.2 percent use laptops and 94.6 percent still use desktop computers.
“The use of mobile technology within our daily lives has become...
September 4, 2013
For the next generation of doctors, 66 percent turn to the Internet or a mobile device first for clinical answers, according to a recently released survey by physician reference app maker Epocrates.
In their eighth "Future Physicians of America" survey, the company, which is now an athenahealth subsidiary, talked to 1,026 current medical students about a number of topics, including digital habits...
June 26, 2013
This year marks the ninth Games For Health conference, an event which has long paid particular attention to mobile health gaming. But Ben Sawyer, the event's organizer and arguably the biggest name in health gaming, says the mobile health gaming industry is "still in pre-season."
"The software's evolving, but no one seems to be running away with anything," Sawyer said in the opening address of...
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...
April 18, 2013
Manhattan Research shared a few more numbers from its annual "Taking the Pulse" online research survey of 2,950 physicians in a webinar this week. The numbers showed that smartphone, desktop and laptop use has leveled out among physicians while tablet adoption has risen to 72 percent, up from 62 percent last year. The 62 percent number was a surprise for Manhattan last year, more than doubling...
November 17, 2010
According to enterprise mobility vendor Good Technology, healthcare is among the top three industries adopting Apple's iPad for business use. Good's estimate is based simply on its own user base, which includes some 4,000 enterprise customers. Good's customers have deployed iPads at a varying rate from one iPad to more than 1,000.
"We took a close look at our customers who have deployed iPad...
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 2, 2010
NYC-based medical device startup Phreesia scooped up a $16 million fourth round of venture funding last week, led by Ascension Health Ventures (AHV) and with participation by return backers BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, HLM Venture Partners, Long River Ventures, Polaris Venture Partners, and Sandbox Industries. Phreesia now has about $40 million in venture capital investments.
March 4, 2010
Panasonic launches Toughbook C1 for healthcare industry
At the HIMSS event in Atlanta this week, Panasonic debuted its new 12.1-inch Toughbook C1 convertible tablet, which can withstand a 30-inch drop. The 3.2 pound device runs for five hours on one battery, but can double battery life by adding an additional battery that brings the weight up to 3.5 pounds. The C1 offers a multi-touch screen for...
February 2, 2010
HITSP Chair Dr. John Halamka: "The iPad comes closer to my requirements than other devices on the market. However, the ideal clinical device would include a camera for clinical photography and video teleconferencing. Entering data via the touch screen with gloved hands may be challenging on a capacitance touch screen. Holding the iPad with one hand means hunt and peck typing with the remaining...