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March, 2013

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March 25, 2013  9:14 PM

Smartwatch: next on physician wish list?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
coocoo, iwatch, mhealth, mHealth devices, Motoactv, smartwatch

As more rumors of Apple's "iWatch" float around the internet, there's little talk of the other products that already occupy the crowded market. But smartwatches are...

March 25, 2013  9:12 PM

When choosing an EHR, consider all options



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud EHR, EHR, EHR systems, Electronic health records, ONC, SaaS

Since the enactment of ARRA and the stimulus package, which offered financial incentives for the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) for eligible physicians and hospitals, the adoption rate of EHRs has increased significantly.  According to a


March 18, 2013  9:23 PM

MHealth regulations: helping the market or patients?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Apps, FDA, mhealth, telemedicine

On March 1, the subcommittees on communications and technology at the health and oversights hearing discussed both the role technology is playing in healthcare and FDA...


March 18, 2013  9:18 PM

Samsung’s mHealth dashboard



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Apps, mhealth, Mobile, phablet, smartphone, tablet

Today’s market place offers a number of smartphones to choose from.  Manufactures compete on design, operating systems, camera quality, battery life, speed and size, among other things.  Yet regardless of it all, each device manufacturer seems to be


March 11, 2013  8:55 PM

HHS looking to encourage HIE adoption



Posted by: RedaChouffani
blue button, CMS, ePHI, HIE, ONC, PHI

On March 6, 2013, HHS released a notice and request for information around the need for policy changes to help electronic health information exchange outside of the current incentive programs that require interoperability and exchange.


March 11, 2013  8:54 PM

What mobility means for desktops in HIT



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mHealth apps, mobile devices, mobility, tablets, VDI

More and more mobile users are using their devices to access enterprise content and cloud hosted data related to their organization. This has enabled the workforce to access information from anywhere, at anytime. But there are still some limitations to mobile devices, preventing them from being...


March 4, 2013  10:39 PM

Mobile cart showcased at HIMSS13



Posted by: RedaChouffani
himss13, mhealth, tablets, Uncategorized

Mobile carts continue to be a common solution for nurses to increase efficiency when caring for patients.  Over time, these mobile stations have provided nurses easy and quick access to PCs or laptops that help verify and dispense medication, enter notes, and review results for ordered...


March 4, 2013  10:30 PM

McKesson announcement: HIE alliance



Posted by: RedaChouffani
AllScripts, AthenaHealth, Cerner, EHR, Greenway, HIE, John Hammergren, jonathan bush, McKesson, RelayHealth

Today at  HIMSS 2013, an announcement made by John Hammergren, Chairman & CEO of McKesson, showed the willingness of some of the biggest players in EHRs to...


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