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Hospital’s Successful iPad Rollout: Focus on In-House and Patient Apps

Ottawa Hospital has captured the attention of the entire healthcare industry, and with good reason: They now have 3,000 iPad devices rolled out for implementation. CIO Dale Potter has committed to buying several thousand more iPads in 2012, saying that his “gut feeling” about the technology is strong. “I told our CEO he should fire me if this doesn’t work,” Potter tells TabTimes.

The TabTimes article offers several suggestions that CIOs in the U.S. should consider as they think about mobile device issues for their facilities. In particular, CIOs would be wise to focus on:

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Intuit Health Debuts New Apps “Mobile Inbox” for Smartphones & “iPad Patient Check-In”

Following the acquisition of MedFusion over a year ago, Intuit has debuted its new mHealth-focused division aptly named “Intuit Health.”  As such, the company has announced its first two mobile applications geared towards the mHealth market.

The first of which, a smartphone application called “Mobile Inbox,” allows access for the over 4 million users of Intuit Health’s Patient Portal to communicate better with their physicians while on the go.  The app allows members to schedule appointments, retrieve lab results or pay their co-pay among other things.  The app is expected to be available in mid 2012.

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Verizon Launches HD Teleconferencing App For iPad/Smartphones Aimed Squarely at mHealth

We’ve talked a lot recently about what AT&T is doing in the mHealth space, but it looks like Verizon isn’t wasting any time either.  At the recent Verizon Developers Conference in Las Vegas, the nation’s largest wireless operator debuted a new mobile HD video conferencing tool for businesses — a tool aimed squarely at the mHealth market.

The tool, which includes an app called FuzeMeeting, allows users the ability to start multi-party HD video conferences from their smartphones and tablets.  The solution also allows you to collaborate with documents, video and images face-to-face while leveraging the speed of Verizon’s 4G LTE data network.   While the solution is applicable in a wide range of industries, healthcare comes to mind as the most prominent.  Medical staff can remotely access patient X-Rays, obtain live video consultation with doctors and instantly collaborate with a pool of experts through video conferencing, among many other use cases.

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