May 1, 2012
According to a recent survey conducted by Wolters Kluwer Health's Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), 71 percent of nurses are already using smartphones for their job. The survey included responses from 3,900 nurses and nursing students. About 66 percent of those nursing students surveyed said they use their smartphones for nursing school.
Overall, 85 percent of the nurses and nursing...
August 29, 2011
Venture capital firm Morgenthaler Ventures has named the 11 most promising health IT startups in the US that are seeking seed stage or first rounds of funding. The 11 startups will present demonstrations of their wares at an event next month in Mountainview, California, called DC to VC. The showcase is co-organized by the Silicon Valley Bank, Health 2.0 and Practice Fusion.
Among those tapped to...
June 23, 2011
Need evidence that mobile communications are changing healthcare for the better? Ask Matthew Browning, a registered nurse from New Haven, Conn.
Browning was a nursing supervisor for 12 years. “My standard line is, I spent three of those years on the phone,” he says. There had to be a better way to schedule nursing shifts and fill last-minute vacancies.
While earning a master’s...
September 1, 2010
Kindle for MDs: Sussing out whether the Amazon Kindle eBook reader is a good tool for physicians. Less distractions than an iPad? Meaningful Uses
Text4Baby Update: Text4Baby, a one-way, free text message service for new and expecting moms timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth is still picking up new subscribers across the US: 72,000 Text4Baby users to date and 3.5 million messages sent...