Posts Tagged ‘Mobile

Just because you can run your desktop app on a mobile devices doesn’t mean you should.

My issues with mobile computing in healthcare revolve around technologies that get in the way of providers and clinicians doing their core job which is attending to patients and not fumbling through hundreds of check boxes and interfaces designed to be used on a desktop.

Like most large enterprises we have our fair share of smartphones in use.  While IT tries to keep this limited to a select few, I did recently get a hands-on with the new touch screen Blackberry Storm from Verizon.  Being an iPhone user myself I can certainly say it was a different experience and RIM […]

Intel Health PHS5000 is not the first implementation of an in-house health monitor but if I were to judge by the looks of the User Interface I would say this device may have some promise for monitoring one’s health at home so long as you stay home most of the time. Currently being trialed in […]

So I jumped the gun and downloaded the iPhone restore firmware (iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw) from Apple and upgraded my phone using a Windows XP desktop I have in my home office.   Here are the steps I took to install the firmware and configure Exchange to work with my hosting provider Sherweb. How to upgrade to the 2.0 […]

Apple is very innovative with the iPhone but that gap won’t last long with features like this taking hold in mobile devices and an army of open source developers providing the catalyst for new and interesting features.

Cell phone are increasingly becoming a more integrated part of our daily lives. We use them to stay connected with friends, family, and business associates. The increased use of text messaging has even become an option in many of the requirements I design for our clients patient portals. As we come to absorb more of […]

Apple’s iPhone certainly has one of the best mobile web browsing experience on the market today.  What does having a mobile version of Safari in your pocket mean to web developers?  Despite Apple’s best efforts in providing an uncompromising solution for mobile web browsing it means having yet another development platform to deal with.   Much […]

It’s not often I see something that causes me to stop in my tracks while at a trade show. This year at HIMSS 08 in Orlando, FL I dropped by the PatientKeeper booth (www.patientkeeper.com) and noticed a wall of approximately 40 devices all running native software applications that allows providers to keep track of patient […]


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