Doctors can mitigate their risk by ensuring that they have proper documentation. If a patient misuses a prescribed medical app or device, could the patient sue the doctor? Technically, patients can sue doctors for almost anything. As silly as that seems, it’s a major problem and it’s why we need major tort reform. Silly cases...
View Answer | February 22, 2013 7:37 pm
It really depends on the physician or doctor whether he or she is ready to adapt into this medical advancement or not. For me, this is the best way to stay current in the field of medicine and different kinds of long-term care services, and much easier to communicate with their patients. Mine uses afib educator,...
View Answer | August 10, 2013 9:18 pm
mobile apps, mobile device, mobile health
No, Baski. Mobile devices add portability, provide the ability to communicate with patients via the device of their choosing, whether smartphone, telephone, computer. HIE is a Health Information Exchange. An HIE enables the secure exchange of medical information regarding patients via their entire care continuum, so every participating physician can access information at the point...
View Answer | December 4, 2012 4:09 pm
HIE, Interoperability, mhealth
mHealth could improve healthcare, reduce medical costs<a href=”http://ehealth.eletsonline.com/2012/05/mhealth-could-improve-healthcare-are-reduce-medical-costs/”> Mobile devices offer an opportunity to improve care and reduce medical costs, according to a new re-port by the Brookings Institution. The Washington Post report — titled, “How Mobile Devices Are Transforming Healthcare” — outlines some recent findings about the mobile health market. The report noted that...
View Answer | August 29, 2012 11:49 am
mobile devices, Virtualization
We have not seen any long-term studies yet. We’ve seen a number of short-term medical studies evaluating medication adherence, disease management, patient education, etc. Smartphones are still relatively new and tablets like the iPad are very new. As these technologies rapidly evolve and get embraced by both patients and health care professionals, we’re going to...
View Answer | December 2, 2011 3:46 pm
Behavior modification, mhealth, mobile health, patient engagement
I think it might be a little too early to see enough case studies with tangible realized ROI. The hardware itself is great, however, mobile health apps are getting released very slowly. And are still very limited. I think this makes it very difficult for anyone to openly discuss the ROI.
View Answer | October 31, 2011 2:45 am
iPad, mhealth, mobile health, Mobile integration
In my experience Android has been easier to support.
View Answer | August 29, 2011 9:34 pm
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View Answer | August 3, 2011 7:10 pm
charge capture, mobile devices, nephrology billing
Health care professionals are using secure messaging portals that are also available on mobile devices. Therefore, short messages (SMS) can also be sent through these secure portals.
View Answer | June 27, 2011 9:22 pm
Compliance, HIPAA, smartphones, tablets
This is a great question. When I first read it, I started to wonder if we should look at the value from the patient’s prespective or hte provider’s side. Ofrouce clinicians need to have access to data about the patient’s health which would assist them during the treatment and ensure the patient’s well being, but...
View Answer | June 12, 2011 2:14 pm
chronic disease, disease management, mhealth
In the deployments we have seen the iPad has to be password protected first and for most. Then you have to identify how the data is secured within the application you are running. If you are running Pocket Wyse, you can always block that MAC address from your network to ensure that device in case...
View Answer | June 6, 2011 3:13 am
iPad, tablet pc
Thanks for this question. It brings to the forefront a common question among hospitals looking at mobile solutions. It is most important to state, that what is the BEST DEVICE and what things concern you, could be vastly different. The best device could be based upon platforms (for example a fully integrated McKesson hospital with...
View Answer | May 27, 2011 2:06 pm
Android, Devices, ehr, iPad, PACs
This is a great question. In the perfect world the platform would not matter and apps can be portable. But since consumers at this point have shown a lot more interest in the iOS platform and then Android it is dificult to predict who will stay on top and in what order they will be...
View Answer | May 23, 2011 2:04 am
Managing staff mobile devices for the enterprise, is an access and security challenge. Hence, the mobile vendors (AT&T, Verizon, etc.), are now offering “mobile managed services”, to their enterprise customers. This gives the enterprise more control and security measures, and also offers VoIP (Voice-over-IP) and “unified communications”. The ability to have one contact medium (cell,...
View Answer | May 19, 2011 1:27 pm
authentication, consumer electronics, device management, enterprise, IT support, Mobile devices and telehealth, security, smartphones, tablets
I definitely think Security should be of concern, especially because most iphone-ers store their personal data and also with the apps out these days, I’m sure there are other sensitive data that’s being stored as well.
View Answer | April 28, 2011 8:20 pm
Proxense is one that uses a secure tag that can track devices to the bed level but also take temperature readings.
View Answer | April 27, 2011 10:53 pm
Many of the free apps are offered as a way to get more users to install adn download them. Once you get enough users with the app you can expose them to Ads (which are the ones that usually pay the developer for fees). Keep in mind that if you have a free healthcare App,...
View Answer | March 27, 2011 7:20 pm
app, mobile health
I don’t think we should be creating new standards for mHealth. If anything, we need to ensure that all developers are using the latest standards as they develop apps and enterprise-level solutions.
View Answer | February 2, 2011 10:09 pm
First, you need to separate targeted marketing from spam. They are not the same. Spam is typically unrelated to what you want, although it might talk about things you do. Targeted marketing just makes advertisements more relevant. Second, you have to consider which applications have what rights and why. Android for instance tells you very...
View Answer | January 13, 2011 2:42 am
Well, I suppose it depends on how smart devices get. This smartphone is said to have saved a life, and that was no more than a month ago. http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/12/coach-iphone-ap/ The availability of the device made it easy for a person to solve the problem. As far as distress in patients, I’m sure that by identifying...
View Answer | January 11, 2011 7:51 pm
smartphones saving lives