Tag: Electronic Health Records

BlackBerry makes medical IT investment

Blackberry has invested an undisclosed amount in California based NanthHealth, a cloud-based medical IT provider. NanthHealth’s speciality is to connect medical devices to digitally share healthcare records.

The emergence of mHealth has highlighted the importance of digital sharing and collaboration

Ultimately the growth and introduction of social media/the internet have fundamentally changed the way we communicate with a greater emphasis on engagement and information sharing amongst both professional colleagues and the patients themselves. By taking advantage of these communication channels, we can focus more on individual patients and their treatment regimes whilst reducing healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes.

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.

Action and optimism from US CTO Todd Park at Healthbox demo day

Todd Park (@todd_park), newly appointed Chief Technology Officer of the Federal government, gave an inspiring keynote address at Healthbox investor day in Chicago this week. Park, co-founder of athenahealth in 1997, is clearly very passionate about entrepreneurs and a big believer in the entrepreneur’s ability to effect tremendous disruption through invention. There has never been […]