Mobile eHealth [ Updated: was Hands Free To Care With Wireless Phone ]

Story 1: 16th November 2006 Wireless Healthcare

Doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers in hospitals can now instantly communicate with one another thanks to a partnership between Vocera Communications, a wireless communications solutions company, and Xwave, a division of Bell Aliant, one of Canada’s largest information and communications technology (ICT) providers.

Using basic voice commands conveyed through a hands-free communication badge, the Vocera Communication System instantly connects people with one another, allowing them to quickly access patient information, make decisions, and act on them in a timely manner—anytime and anywhere in any wireless-networked building or campus. The badge weighs less than two ounces and can be clipped to a shirt pocket or collar, or worn on a lanyard, enabling instant communication via a combination of wireless local area network (LAN), voice-over-IP (VoIP) and speech-recognition technology.

Story 2: "Use of Mobile and Wireless Technology Jumps in Hospitals" By Neil Versel, contributing editor, Digital HealthCare & Productivity

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: Even though adoption of electronic health records (EHR) and other clinical IT remains fairly anemic, at least one aspect of health-IT has taken giant steps forward in the last few years: the use of mobile and wireless technology where choices are proliferating.