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May 31, 2013  8:37 AM

Mobile charge capture and more: how mHealth apps can fill EHR gaps



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Apps, mhealth, mobile charge capture

As more physicians use electronic medical records (EHRs), the way we document, bill and consume patient health information is changing. Typically, interactions with EHRs begin and stay within the boundaries of the...

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


July 9, 2012  9:45 PM

Are too many choices for tablets good or bad for healthcare?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Microsoft, surface, tablets, Windows 8, windows mobile

During the June month, Microsoft announced the introduction of their own tablet named surface.  Microsoft described the availability of two tablet models toward the end of 2012 one Intel based and the other ARM processor based.   Having a vendors such as Microsoft enter the tablet arena...


March 11, 2012  8:17 PM

New features and functionality in the third generation iPad for health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Apple, iPad, ipad 3

Last week, Apple fans eagerly tuned in to the new product release event in San Francisco to hear details on some the latest innovations to come out of the...


March 4, 2012  11:19 PM

Windows 8 promises a different look and fee of windows



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Microsoft, Windows 8

With the latest release of Windows 8 Beta, Microsoft is providing a sneak peak into what ultimately will be the operating system that will provide a consistent experience through all hardware platforms. Whether it is a smart phone, tablet or...


February 5, 2012  10:00 PM

AMA offers free health and fitness app



Posted by: RedaChouffani
AMA, Apps, mhealth, mHealth applications

On Jan. 30, 2012, the American Medical Association (AMA) released a mobile app called Weigh What Matters. Available for multiple platforms (Android, iPhone and iPad), the app...


January 28, 2012  9:31 PM

The value of mobile apps developed by health systems



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Apps, Kaiser Permanente, mhealth, Mobile, Mobile applications, mobile apps

This past week, Kaiser Permanente released their mobile health app for the Android platform. The app, simply a mobile optimized web portal, provides many of the functionalities that are available...


December 18, 2011  9:51 PM

Lessons for EHR vendors from Office 365 and Google Docs



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, EHR functionality, EHR usability, EHR vendors, Electronic health records, Electronic medical records, EMR, Google, Google Docs, mhealth, mHealth apps, Microsoft, Office 365

For a while now, Google has been the front runner when it comes to web-based productivity applications.  With their Google Docs application, the company released a 100% browser-based solution that allows end users access to and use of a cost effective substitute to the Microsoft Office suite. But...


December 4, 2011  5:35 PM

The next generation of consumer friendly medical devices



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Apps, health & fitness devices, mhealth, mHealth apps, mHealth devices, mobile health, Remote patient monitoring, telehealth, Zeo

With the rise of smartphones and other mobile devices, many physicians are wondering how these technologies are going to impact their patient / physician relationships. For most, these smarthones are allowing caregivers to communicate with their patients, while...


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