mHealth On The Rise

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Amidst the 2013 HIMSS conference in New Orleans this year, the rise of mobility in healthcare is getting a lot of attention. At last year’s conference it seemed to be in a dozen events or so but this year mHealth seems to be just about everywhere. Appearing in and out of exhibit halls, sessions, panel discussions and keynotes, no one can now ignore how much mobile healthcare has risen in the past year. Eric Wicklund from mHIMMS reports “Mobility in healthcare isn’t a new concept any more, and it’s a significant stepping stone to the future of healthcare delivery. It can and will enable the healthcare provider to push away from the limited confines of the examination room and develop a practice with more potential, not to mention better outcomes.” OnPage recognizes this growing trend as more customers continue to sign onto OnPage’s Priority Messaging application- an essential tool utilized […] Read more »

Pagers Rapidly Becoming Extinct

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  According to a new study, 70% of Healthcare IT decision makers believe that “As smartphones become more prevalent, pagers will go the way of the dinosaur.” It comes as no surprise that pagers are perceived as an old, outdated technology.  Coined the “dinosaur” of paging, pagers have been around since 1958 when the first public pager was issued. The rise in technology since the 1950s, has allowed for an array of more sophisticated messaging tools.  As these new messaging tools have been made available, the use of pagers has been diminishing ever since. However with the rise of new technology, there are a growing number of concerns that come with it. Compliance guidelines such as HIPAA have become a main concern for Healthcare organizations. A staggering 95% say they worry over HIPAA compliance due to the new rise and use of smartphones in the workplace. Due to this growing […] Read more »