Posts Tagged ‘mobile’

Pokemon Go and 6 Other Popular Consumer Apps Changing Healthcare

It’s the most downloaded mobile game in U.S. history, but is Pokemon Go a healthcare app? Jonathan Halvorson, writing for The Health Care Blog, makes the case that it might very well be. “The game comes first,” he says. “That turns out to be the smarter path to actually engage large numbers of people to […]

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What is Epic Rover?

Epic Rover is a mobile app from Epic Systems that allows clinicians to record documentation and conduct barcode validation at the point of care, typically the patient bedside. As an extension to workstation-based barcoding, Rover facilitates barcoded medication administration (BCMA), using a device-mounted scanner to ensure positive identification of patient, medication, and clinician. Available for […]

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Top Healthcare Trends of 2015 (Infographic)

"The only thing constant in life is change," said Heraclitus, circa 500 B.C., and the year 2015 - and the healthcare industry - are no exception. With the second quarter of 2015 underway, more healthcare transition is on the horizon for the remainder of 2015. The ICD-10 deadline is Oct. 1, and by the end of […]

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12 Companies Shaping the Future of Digital Healthcare [Infographic]

While health and fitness apps are still popular, the future of digital healthcare is in remote monitoring and consultation. According to the research2guidance fourth annual study on mHealth app publishing, fitness apps do not have the highest business potential for the future. From now through 2019, expect to see fitness apps decline in popularity, and remote monitoring and […]

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5 Apps We Want to See in the New Epic App Store

Epic Systems confirms that it’s planning to launch its own app store called the App Exchange AppOrchard. While few other details are available, that isn’t stopping us from putting our own app ideas in motion. With Epic consultants and end users in mind, here are five apps we’d like to see in the new Epic […]

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Most Patients Interested in Telemedicine Over In-Person Visits

  For minor ailments such as strep throat or pink eye, most patients would prefer to use telemedicine, according to a new study from Software Advice. Even though most surveyed (73%) have never participated in a telemedical visit, 76% of patients are at least “moderately interested” in virtually visiting the doctor instead of in a […]

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Modest Growth Projected for IT Spending in 2015

Will IT spending increase in the New Year? Yes, but "how much" depends on who you ask. Different industry surveys show somewhat different outlooks for IT budgets in 2015. What’s clear is that some technologies (hint: security) will attract much more investment than others. ComputerWorld’s annual  survey of IT executives projects a rosy view. Some […]

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