Are Smartphones Distracting Doctors?

By: Perry W. Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP Doctor, what do you think? Doctor? Doctor? These are words uttered by a number of patients today as doctors use an increasing number of “screens” while simultaneously interacting with their patients. These screens offer access to mobile devices such as touchpads, smartphones, and laptop computers. During the already restricted […]

Blueprint Health Demo Day attracts standing room only crowd #bphealth12

I was lucky enough to be invited to join the distinguished (standing room only) crowd of health care disruptors and investors at Blueprint Health’s (@bphealth) Demo Day at the accelerator’s headquarters in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City on March 29th. From the very first presenter, the energy level was high and the message […]

Bringing “medical grade” security to hospital WiFi

I recently covered the announcement out of the West Wireless Health Institute that they were launching the West Wireless Health Council to pioneer the adoption of Medical Grade Wireless at hospitals and health systems across America. The Council is managed by an all-star team of CIOs from leading providers and by all indications they have […]

$50 million 2012 Industry Innovation Competition launched by the VA

The Department of Veterans of Affairs (VA) has just launched its third Industry Innovation Competition. Part of the VA Innovation Initiative (VAi2), it is a $50 million program aimed VA employees, industry leaders, start-ups, non-profits, and universities in order to find the best newinnovations to advance the performance of the VA.