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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...

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...

October 19, 2011  12:36 PM

iPhone 4S, Bluetooth 4.0 poised to advance health IT

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Bluetooth, Bluetooth 4.0, iPhone, iPhone 4S

With Apple selling 4 million iPhone 4S mobile phones less than a week into its release and putting together a potential run at the record for fastest-selling electronic device,...

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...

February 8, 2011  12:00 PM

FDA approves first medical iPhone app

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
FDA, iPhone, medical devices, mHealth, Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its first approval of a medical iPhone app, Bloomberg News reports. The application, Mobile MIM,...

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...

November 8, 2010  2:48 AM

For mobile health applications, the sky’s the limit

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
ipad, iPhone, mobile health

Hardly a day goes by without a report about one or more mobile health applications promising to improve patient care. One of the latest comes from the Mill City in Massachusetts, where Lowell General Hospital has...

May 26, 2010  12:01 AM

Dell, others jumping into iPad tablet computer market

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
android os, Dell, dell streak, google android, HP slate, ipad, iPhone, iphone os, tablet computer

Continuing the theme of the last month of Wednesday posts here about the iPad tablet computer and its future in health care would have been so much...

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