Tag: mobile health

There’s much to talk about here at the mHealth summit in National Harbor, MD. Here’s a peek at what we’ve been hearing thus far today: Opening Remarks: Sharon D. Agostino, VP Corporate Citizenship, Johnson & Johnson. Sharon spoke about Johnson & Johnson’s participation in MAMA (Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action), a mobile health initiative that sends expecting mothers mobile information throughout their pregnancy and the first year after childbirth to help bolster confidence and have the right conversations with their …

Breakout Session 11-12 Monday: The Role of Patient Privacy & Security Innovations Kenneth A. Kleinberg, Managing Director, Research & Insights Ed Ricks (Beauford Memorial Hospital) There’s always a question of the tipping point, and with EMR, we’ve reached this point. Mobile health is transitioning from an optional thing to integrated and mandatory. With new technologies, the applications and the promise lead, and the management lags, and I think in this space it’s true. 5 categories of mobile health use: Access/interaction …

The prolific number of endpoints that laptops, tablets, iPads and mobile phones bring to the traditional and mobile healthcare settings makes hair stand on end for those unfortunate information technology, security, and compliance officers forced to protect patient data. Those caught up on the instinctive rush to secure all endpoints with customized security protections quickly realize this approach is in vain, as the multiple of hardware times operating system platforms quickly out-tasks even the well-resourced healthcare IT department — and …

Having trouble getting senior management to see the importance of implementing a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy at your workplace? We know just how to grab their attention. If you missed it last week, Online Tech’s latest ‘Tuesdays at 2’ educational webinar series featured a BYOD presentation co-presented from technical and legal perspectives. Along with Online Tech’s Steve Aiello discussing the best technical practices for implementing an effective BYOD strategy, guest co-host Tatiana Melnik provided an overview of the …

AnyPresence is proud to announce the availability of a new white paper entitled mHealth Trends and Strategies 2013. The report was authored by Andre’ Guillemin of 43,000 Feet LLC and Kevin Benedict from Cognizant, both of whom are well respected in the field of enterprise mobility. In the report, Andre’ and Kevin identify the major healthcare trends, mobile technologies and market behaviors that are transforming the healthcare industry today. One interesting finding was the clear discrepancy between patient and provider …

The Latest Federal mHealth Initiatives

Posted on December 14, 2012 by

Back in October, I wrote an article about the Recommendations for Mobile Health IT Advancement, outlining the action items of the FCC’s initiatives to become more of a leader in advancing mobile health adoption. A few of the main initiatives include: Filling the FCC Healthcare Director open position that would serve as the liaison with other federal agencies, including the HHS (Department of Health and Human Services). Improve outreach activities to connect with healthcare organizations, including ‘non-traditional constituents’ such as …

I’m attending the mHIMSS Virtual Briefing: Securing Protected Health Information held today from 12PM ET-3:15PM ET online at HIMSSVirtual.org. The event features several sessions on the best practices for mobile device use, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy and practice; secure use of social media; and secure provider-patient communication. The virtual event focuses on the challenge of maintaining mobile security while taking advantage of new technology to more efficiently and cost-effectively track patient health, convert to EHRs, share patient information …

2012 State of Mobile Health IT

Posted on December 6, 2012 by

The 2nd Annual HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey, sponsored by Qualcomm Life, found that over 90 percent of respondents reported physicians using mobile technology in their everyday operations. Eighty percent of physicians use mobile technology to provide patient care, and nearly two-thirds of respondents reported their clinicians viewed patient information or other health data using an app. The individuals surveyed were most likely to report that they had direct responsibility for developing the mobile technology policy within their organization (common titles …

In June, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) created a mHealth Task Force from a group of the nation’s leading mobile healthcare IT industry, including government and academic experts, according to a recent press release. This group generated a report with recommendations on mHealth technology use, released on Sept. 24. The document is written for a federal and regulatory audience more so than the consumer or business-based mobile health IT organization. However, each recommendation will eventually affect the producers and consumers …

Online Tech will be attending and exhibiting at the 2012 mHealth Summit held in Washington, DC from December 3-5. Hosted at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, the conference will (from mHealthSummit.org): Provide networking opportunities with leading-edge and c-level industry decision makers, healthcare professionals, researchers and other critical end-users; Highlight critical progress, research, constraints, use cases, success stories and lessons learned across the mHealth landscape; Deliver more than 4,500 leaders from nearly 50 countries; Host more than 400 exhibitors …

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