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September 25, 2011  6:03 PM

Text4Health HHS initiative to encourage texting in a healthcare setting



Posted by: RedaChouffani
DHHS, Health and Human Services, healthcare, HHS, mhealth, mobile health, SMS, Text messaging, text4health

On September 19, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released new recommendations for its mhealth program, Text4Health. As HHS continues to recognize the significant role that smartphones are playing in the industry, and just how the much of the US population uses short text...

September 4, 2011  8:49 PM

Business Intelligence tools on the go



Posted by: RedaChouffani
BI, BI tools, business intelligence, mhealth, Microsoft Analysis, mobile BI, mobile health, SAP BusinessObjects

With the health care market continuing to take advantage of business intelligence (BI) tools, there is a continuing interest in the market for the development of mobile BI tools for executives on the go. Just as we have seen how smartphones and tablets keep health care leaders connected to their...


August 28, 2011  8:58 AM

The features of tomorrow’s health care kiosk



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR, kiosk, Medical records, mobile health, PHRs and patient engagement, Revenue cycle

For the majority of us, seeing a kiosk in an airport, in a cell phone store, or even in a retail shop has become the norm. But we continue to lack the same high adoption rate in the health care arena. Why is this the case? Some may contribute this to problems with...


August 14, 2011  9:38 PM

GE Centricity Advance comes to the iPad and iPhone



Posted by: RedaChouffani
EHR functionality, GE Centricity Advance, mhealth, mHealth applications, mobile health

The GE Centricity Advance mHealth app has finally hit the market, now released for the Apple iOS platform. GE's official release date was on August 13th, 2011, where clinicians are now able to access their patients' medical records, orders, lab results and documents directly from their iPhones and...


June 26, 2011  8:50 PM

Top 10 reasons why hosted virtualized phones will be a must in health care



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud, cloud computing, mhealth, mobile health, smartphones, Virtualization

As the cloud becomes the new avenue toward achieving efficient yet secure data storage, we are continuing to see an increase in the adoption of VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), as well as PCoIP (PC over IP).Organizations have justified the investment in this technology,...


June 12, 2011  9:04 AM

The future impact of mHealth on insurance carriers



Posted by: RedaChouffani
insurance carriers, mhealth, mobile health, Reform

The recent changes to health care reform and the increased regulations imposed on insurance companies are forcing payers to rethink their strategies to both maintain members, and...


April 10, 2011  8:57 PM

New mobile health app for cardiologists



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, mHealth applications, mobile apps, mobile health

AirStrip Technologies has recently teamed up with GE healthcare to assist in rolling out the mobile app for the iPads and iPhones as part of the MUSE cardiology information system. And after looking up some of the demos available online and on YouTube, it looks to be a very useful app. The new...


March 6, 2011  9:27 PM

The importance of encrypting your mobile devices and ensuring no patient data is exchanged



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIPAA, mhealth, mobile health, secure data, smartphone

I had recently been asked by a friend to assist in recovering data that was previously stored on a smartphone. I had plenty of disclaimers to provide, as I have had no prior experience with this type of phone, but when a friend is in distress, instincts kick in and...


February 6, 2011  10:21 PM

Successful implementations of remote patient monitoring



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, mobile health, telehealth

With more vendors directing their R&D teams to mHealth product development in response to the market trends, it is becoming more exciting to see the capabilities that several of these products are offering to physicians across the world. One recent application that attracted my attention was...


January 30, 2011  7:30 PM

Do mHealth apps need to be interoperable?



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, mHealth applications, mobile health

As we continue to see more health care providers adopt medical records and the push toward coordination of care, many are asking the same, common questions,  one of which is: Why can’t these applications just talk to each other?  Well, there are definitely several ways to answer this, but the...


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