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November 14, 2012  2:09 PM

Near field communication: The next cool (health care) thing?

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
EHR security, google android, HIPAA, Identity management, ipad, iPhone, near field communication, Single sign-on

When two smartphone users pass music playlists to each other by tapping their Android phones together in the hilarious Samsung S III commercial mocking Apple fanatics (extended version here), a jealous iPhone user waiting in line for the...

June 7, 2012  12:55 PM

Of taxicabs, Square, drchrono and the future of iPad EHRs

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
drchrono, ipad, ipad ehr, Meaningful use, mHealth, ONC-ACTB, square

Earlier this week in Washington D.C. after a long day at Datapalooza, colleague Jenny Laurello and I needed to grab separate cabs to return to our respective hotels. We both...

April 26, 2012  1:21 PM

Virtual training in health care: Docs want it, report shows

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
CME training, EHR training, ipad, Mobile devices and telehealth, virtual training

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant "Give us more technology" cry physicians across America. At least according to a recent report jointly published by communications...

January 18, 2012  4:18 PM

Tap UK’s government site for health IT advice

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
health data security, Health IT, ipad, mHealth

Cruising the Web to check out a U.K. paper Brian Dolan over at MobiHealth News blogged about (the upshot: For iPad EHR implementations, the IT authorities do not recommend "Bring your own device" policies) led...

October 27, 2011  1:15 PM

VA looks for help in managing up to 100,000 mobile devices

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
android os, ipad, iPhone, mobile device management, Mobile devices and telehealth

Now that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has given its clinicians the green light to use iPads and iPhones, it needs a way to manage those devices. To that...

September 8, 2011  10:56 AM

Dr. Halamka’s health IT headlines hit home

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
halamka, health information exchange, HIT cloud, ipad, mHealth

A couple recent headlines caught my eye, grouped together: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO Dr. John Halamka's MIT Technology Review article, The Rise of Electronic Medicine, and a reply to...

August 1, 2011  12:34 PM

Employees in VA clinics get OK to use iPad, iPhone

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
ipad, iPhone, mobile health, Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has OK'd the use of iPads and iPhones in VA clinics, effective Oct. 1. The Apple Inc....

July 13, 2011  10:26 AM

Macs, iPad EHR apps, and device-independent EHRs driving HIT adoption

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Apple, Cloud Computing, EHR, HIT cloud, IOS, ipad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows

This week, ClearPractice released Eden, which company president Joel Andersen unabashedly trumpets as one of the few native iPad EHRs -- that...

March 10, 2011  3:27 PM

New app brings the iPad one step closer to health care

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
ipad, ipad adoption

The question, "Can I use an iPad to access a patient's electronic health record?" is heard often these days in health care IT departments. The answer is usually is no, because the iPad -- a consumer device -- lacks the level of security an enterprise environment needs. As demand for

December 22, 2010  12:00 AM

HIPAA alert for smartphone app developers, users in health care

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Android, Apple, Google, IOS, ipad, iPhone, mHealth, mobile health

With its iPhone and iPad, Apple Inc. might be winning the battle for physician mind share for smartphones and tablets for a good reason: While it touts "user experience" as a major reason it vets software before it can be offered via its App Store, Apple also might be helping screen apps for...

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