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Frasier Meadows Helping Physicians Safely Access AOD EHRs

Frasier Meadows Helping Physicians Safely Access AOD EHRsOn Tuesday, mHealthWatch learned that Ericom Software, a provider of application access and desktop virtualization solutions, has a new partner.

Frasier Meadows, a Colorado-based CCRC living facility, has deployed Ericom AccessNow to deliver browser-based access to an electronic health records (EHR) system.

The Colorado-based CCRC chose Ericom “over a complex virtual private network (VPN) system to give non-employee physicians flexible BYOD access to patient information from personal devices, e.g., laptops and iPads.”

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Practice Unite Launches First Secure, Real-Time Patient App for Communication with Physicians

Practice Unite Launches First Secure, Real-Time Patient App for Communication with PhysiciansTalk about an app whose time has come.

The first secure, HIPAA-compliant, real-time app has been created by Practice Unite.

“A secure, customizable, mobile application platform for healthcare organizations, the Practice Unite patient app … allows communication not only between clinicians but also directly between clinicians, care coordinator, home care aides, and their patients through the use of customized apps on their smartphone,” according to the company.

The Practice Unite platform and apps are designed to allow physicians, nurses, and authorized staff to connect and communicate with patients in real-time. It’s an asset for patients, who will be able to interact and receive faster responses from clinicians regarding medical questions, tests, or other important information.

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Mobile Not Yet The Preferred Method Of Browsing By Physicians

Mobile Not Yet The Preferred Method Of Browsing By PhysiciansWhile web browsing on mobile devices continues to grow by leaps and bounds, desktop browsing continues to be the preferred method of conducting work by physicians across the nation. In fact, in a recent study performed by Kantar Media Healthcare Research found that 90% of physicians still prefer using a desktop computer while at work.

Even physicians who have smartphones and other mobile devices still prefer to utilize mobile web browsing capacities primarily for personal use. Some speculate that physicians remain fond of their desktops due to the fact that mobile devices have not been as heavily integrated into their professional lives.

The average physician utilizes their desktop computer for less than 15 minutes at a time, and their most routine functions include browsing the Internet, checking email, researching medical related topics, and reading articles in online medical publications.

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Doximity Now The Largest Secure Network for Healthcare

Doximity Now The Largest Secure Network for HealthcareDoximity, a social network for U.S. physicians, recently shared with mHealthWatch some record-setting growth stats, all of which combine to make it the nation’s “leading medical collaborative” with 250,000 members and counting.

Impressively, Doximity is now the digital home to a third of all U.S. physicians, even surpassing the membership of the American Medical Association.

The network more than doubled in size in the past year.
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Social Media: The Doctor is in

Social Media The Doctor is inSocial media usage among physicians and their practices has increased steadily in recent years. But now, a rapidly expanding segment of healthcare providers – from general practitioners to surgeons – is turning to social media as an outlet for their expertise and insights.

Physicians have adopted social media “as a platform to provide education and awareness of emerging technologies and new advances within a given specialty,” says Dr. Robert Glatter.

In fact, the growing trend of FOAM, or free open access medication, has significantly transformed how medical information is shared and transferred among emergency medicine physicians. The progressive concept of a “flipped classroom” model along with the notion of “asynchronous learning” have changed the way some physicians now approach medical education.

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Report: Four out of Five Practicing Physicians Use Smartphones, Tablets & Mobile Apps

According to a new report out from Jackson & Coker, some 80% of practicing physicians use smartphones, tablets, mobile apps and “various other mobile devices” in their medical practices.

The new report, entitled Apps, Doctors, and Digital Devices, used research from several supplemental studies that analyzed the use of smartphones, mobile computing devices such as Apple’s iPhone and iPad, and a wide variety of software apps by physicians in different specialties.  As with most digital and mobile technologies that enter the healthcare space, security is the number one concern and one of the largest barriers for most physicians.

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Mobile Devices & Broadband Could Save $4,800/Clinician/Year According to NHS Study

According to a progress update on a long-term study being conducted by the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS), the use of mobile devices and mobile broadband can significantly reduce costs associated with office visits, unnecessary referrals to specialists, wasted home visits and hospital admissions.

The NHS armed physicians with Panasonic Toughbook laptops connected via mobile broadband cards at 11 sites across the U.K over an 8-week trial in 2010.  Researchers indicated an initial savings of over $737 per clinician, which equates to roughly $4,800 per clinician, per year.

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