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January 18, 2013  4:06 PM

Growing momentum in self-monitoring gadgets means more health data to analyze

Posted by: DrJosephKim
fitness, medical device, mhealth, quantified self

We seem to be hearing the term "big data" in healthcare a lot these days. After all, the use of EHR systems across the country have led to huge amounts of health data that needs to get analyzed so that clinicians can deliver more effective care. The focus will shift from collecting data to...

December 31, 2012  8:03 PM

Future of health IT: Predictions for 2013

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, hie, mhealth, social media, Telehealth, telemedicine

Here are a few health IT thoughts for 2013 as we enter the new year: 1. HIEs: We will continue to see new and evolving models support the idea behind a true health information exchange (HIE). Some models will fail. Other models will only work in a certain part of the country because of the...

December 27, 2012  11:41 PM

A few thoughts from mHealth Summit 2012

Posted by: DrJosephKim
mhealth, mHealth devices, mHealth Summit

I attended the mHealth Summit in D.C. a few weeks ago.  This was the first year where HIMSS was involved as coordinator and owner of the conference. The three day event was full of excitement and energy about the rapid expansion and adoption of mobile...

November 15, 2012  10:47 PM

The evolving world of BYOD in mobile healthcare

Posted by: DrJosephKim
cpoe, mhealth, mobile health

Bring your own device (BYOD) is still a hot mobile health care topic in many hospitals because a growing number of doctors, nurses, and students (both medical and nursing) are bringing their own devices into hospitals. Even if they don't try to access patient data on these devices, they may be...

October 30, 2012  4:40 PM

The evolving world of mobile operating systems in health care

Posted by: DrJosephKim
iPad, mhealth, mobile health

Today’s medical student probably represents the iPad generation of doctors. Medical schools are using Apple iPads to educate students about anatomy and physiology. Students rotating in hospitals are accessing patient records using their iPads. Many residents and attending physicians are also...

September 15, 2012  9:15 AM

mHealth enabling physicians to achieve meaningful use

Posted by: DrJosephKim
EHR, Meaningful use, mhealth, Mobile devices, mobile health

Every physician is talking about the meaningful use of health IT these days. Those who have received their first incentive payments are glowing, while others are...

June 25, 2012  3:11 PM

The blurry distinction differentiating “mobile” devices and computers

Posted by: DrJosephKim
Mac OS, mhealth, mHealth devices, Mobile computing, Mobile devices, mobile health, Windows 7

Not long ago, a mobile phone was called a "cell" phone. Today, these devices have evolved into smartphones (even though many people still use standard feature phones that don't have smartphone capabilities). Today, the term "mobile" is getting redefined all the time. A smartphone like an iPhone is...

March 30, 2012  12:48 AM

The Meaningful Use of Quantified Self Gadgets

Posted by: DrJosephKim
Fitbit, mhealth, quantified self

There is a growing body of people who are very actively engaged in the quantified self (QS) movement and I have found myself more engaged with my own Fitbit. I got my Fitbit at a conference in Philadelphia where they were having a contest to see if all the attendees collectively could walk a large...

February 12, 2012  4:17 PM

Looking forward to HIMSS 2012 in Las Vegas!

Posted by: DrJosephKim
himss, mhealth, social media

It's been amazing to see all the growth in the health IT industry over the past few years. The government launched things into motion with the HITECH ACT in 2009. It's hard to believe that was roughly 3 years ago! This year, we're expecting over 35,000 people at the HIMSS conference. As usual,...

December 10, 2011  8:04 AM

The “meaningful use” of mobile technology

Posted by: DrJosephKim
cpoe, health it, HITECH, Meaningful use, mhealth, mobile health, smartphone

We all know that physicians use mobile devices. If you go to a major medical conference like the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) or the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), you'll see thousands of physicians using mobile devices. The most popular

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