HIMSS13 mHealth Daily Recap: Monday

3-4-2013 11-47-20 PM

Big connected health news across the board on the HIMSS floor today. Most notably, Cerner, McKesson, Allscripts, athenahealth, Greenway, and RelayHealth announce plans to join forces to form an independent, non-profit, health information exchange aimed at achieving a higher level of interoperability between systems.

3-4-2013 11-31-04 PM

Lexington, KY-based E-visit startup Me-Visit unveils a new platform which enables physicians across the state to perform “house calls by smartphone.” The platform was designed to help physicians working in rural areas of Kentucky see patients in a manner more consistent with quality health and more convenient to sick patients. The companies founder, William Thornbury, MD, also presented this afternoons education sessions “Mobile E-Visits: Disruptive Distribution to Bend the Healthcare Cost Curve

3-4-2013 11-44-42 PM

Wolters Kluwer launches UpToDate-Anywhere, a complement to the UpToDate web app that provides back-end tools for healthcare IT administrators to roll out hospital-wide access, manage users, and track CME credits earned through the platform.

3-4-2013 11-31-44 PM

Wireless solutions experts Spectralink unveils a new solution for nurses aimed at improving workplace safety. The application integrates with the hospitals existing mobile communications infrastructure, and detects a variety of dangerous situations, such as when a nurse has fallen, is incapacitated, or has pressed a call for help button.

3-5-2013 12-00-04 AM

WebMD and Qualcomm announce a strategic collaboration to integrate health data from various medical devices operating on Qualcomms Life’s 2net platform onto a single cloud-based portal provided by WebMD. WebMD’s Health Cloud platform will integrate data from the Life’s 2net platform with supplementary information collected from the patient via the web portal, culminating in a patient-specific disease management desktop.

If you see anything amazing on the floor, snap a picture and send it my way. I will be sure to include it in the daily recap. Enjoy the rest of the conference. – Lt. Dan

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