Results from a large mHealth chronic disease program in rural italy

Managing chronic disease in rural areas is a challenge for all countries. Increased travel time and costs to reach health providers potentially decrease access and can negatively impact health status. Telemedicine offers one solution to this ongoing challenge by reducing the effect of distance. With these thoughts in mind, researchers in Italy recently performed a […]

VA incorporating mobile technology into hospitals by using iPhones to access patient EHR

The Department of Veterans Affairs is incorporating mobile technology and devices into their operations, demonstrating that they are up to date on technology. VA is distributing a controlled number (1,000 max) of iPhones and iPads to hospitals that represent a business case of need, such as the D.C. VA medical center. The devices are being used by VA doctors to securely and remotely access a patient’s electronic health record (EHR). The mobile app enables a physician to have information about the patients to be seen that day, and helps with rounds.