When it Comes to Mobile Communications, Healthcare Industry is Behind the Times

When it Comes to Mobile Communications, Healthcare Industry is Behind the Times   mobile communications healthcare industry Frost & Sullivan Mobile communications technology has dramatically changed for the better how a myriad of industries function and perform.

But the healthcare industry’s adoption of mobile tech is lagging that of other industries. And the time has come to change this reality. That’s according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

“There is a clear need for advanced data management and communication systems that can address existing communication challenges in hospitals,” reads the report summary.
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Physician-Centric Mobile Communication Solutions Coming to Houston

Physician Centric Mobile Communication Solutions Coming to Houston   texas mobile health news MHMD mHealth Memorial Hermann Physician Network Houston DocbookMD Everything is bigger in Texas, including mHealth technology.

On Tuesday, DocbookMD — a HIPAA-secure mobile communication company — announced plans to aggressively push its innovative solutions across the Lone Star State.

The company, we’re told, is in the process of deploying one of the largest physician-centric mobile communication solutions in Texas at Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD) in Houston.

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Baby Boomers Seeking Online Help to Make Sense of Medicare Options

Baby Boomers Seeking Online Help to Make Sense of Medicare Options   Mobile Devices mHealth news mHealth medicare Center for Senior Benefits Making sense of Medicare may require the advice and counsel of experts.

Why?

Like everything in this day and age, every government program has its own specific requirements, rules, limitations, and stipulations.

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BlackBerry Subsidiary Getting Serious About mHealth

BlackBerry Subsidiary Getting Serious About mHealth   QNX mHealth BlackBerry BlackBerry may be a shell of its former self among the modern smartphone superpowers of the world, but that doesn’t mean the embattled mobile giant isn’t still looking toward the future — a future rich with potential for mHealth.

Last week, QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry, announced a new release of its OS for medical devices.

The QNX OS for Medical 1.1, we’re told, complies with the IEC 62304 medical device standard for software life cycle processes.
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Infographic: The Impact of EHR and Big Data’s Fusion

Infographic: The Impact of EHR and Big Datas Fusion   UC Berkeley School of Information infographic electronic health records EHRs EHR big data Without question, the newly forged and already inextricable link between big data and electronic health records will forever change the course of healthcare information technology.

The ongoing evolution comes plainly into sight thanks to a new infographic from the UC Berkeley School of Information.

In the visual shared below, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla puts it best: “In the next 10 years, data science and software will do more for medicine than all of the biological sciences together.”

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Healthcare History Potentially In the Making with Apple, IBM

Healthcare History Potentially In the Making with Apple, IBM   mobile health news mobile health mHealth IBM MobileFirst healthcare technology While it is not uncommon for technology companies to join forces on major product or service launches, it is almost unheard of for the major competitors in a field to join together, just as Apple and IBM have in recent weeks.

Apple and IBM each play vital roles in the world of computers and electronics, both in the early years, and today. While they are still direct competitors in many ways, they both have areas in which they specialize. For IBM, one of these areas is big data analytics utilized in the business world. For Apple, it’s all about mobile computing.

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Secure Text Messaging Could Save Hospitals a Fortune Annually

Secure Text Messaging Could Save Hospitals a Fortune Annually   text sms secure text messaging mobile Imprivata Communications in Healthcare For hospitals, there’s huge savings to be secured in secure SMS.

Late last week, mHealthWatch was briefed on a new study that Imprivata recently published about the productivity and economic impact that inefficient provider-to-provider communication has in healthcare.

“Inefficient communication during critical clinical workflows such as patient admissions, emergency response team coordination and patient transfers costs the average U.S. hospital about $1.75 million annually,” reads the report summary shared.
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