Pennsylvania eHealth Collaborative launches grant program that encourages doctors to use secure emails instead of paper and fax to share patient information.
Author: Cory Schultz
Mobile devices are continuing to improve in power and functionality. Recognizing this, LifeWatch AG, a leading ambulatory health monitoring services company, has released LifeWatch V, which can only be described as a ” healthcare” smartphone.
Discussion of the growing mHealth market, who is investing in it and what the government is doing about it.
Hand hygiene is one of the most important steps that can be taken to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Especially in a healthcare setting, it is the first line of defense when interacting with patients. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) physicians, nurses and IT specialists understand this all too well, having recently collaborated on an iOS app that more efficiently documents and reports hand-hygiene compliance.
Recently, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that CHRISTUS St Michael’s Health System has been awarded $1,600,000 for an Integrated Nurse Training and Mobile Device Harm Reduction Program (INTM). The INTM system is an iPad-based clinical decision support platform that utilizes advanced analytics. It is conceptualized, developed, and piloted by Ringful Health. […]
Many surgical teams currently use visual estimation to determine blood loss. This can often be an imprecise, and the consequences of overestimating or underestimating blood loss can create patient complications. Gauss Surgical saw an opportunity to improve this system and are now using the iPad as the base of a new method to help track blood loss during surgery in real time.
Novartis started a project that focused on keeping adequate supplies of malaria medication stockpiled, especially in rural areas. The name of this endeavor is SMS for Life, and it has helped reduce the number of deaths from this disease throughout Tanzania.
British surgeons are developing a Microsoft Kinect hack to view, control and manipulate medical images without any physical contact using gestures and voice commands
The VA has announced that it has created an initiative aimed at studying the benefits that are associated with the use of mhealth apps and tablet devices to improve and coordinate care between physicians, veterans and their families/caregivers.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently released a bulletin which outlined and discussed the very present security risks associated with smartphones and tablets that are used as Medical Devices (MDs).
Reprints Desk, a technology company, has recently released an app that is allows medical reprints to be displayed on mobile devices and tablets such as the iPhone and iPad.
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology are developing an “electronic nose” that is capable of detecting chemical vapors. The team is led by Nate Lewis, a chemist.