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The FDA Letter on Battery-Powered Carts: Important Information to Know

By Tom Bagley on May 19, 2017 4:32:00 PM in lithium power, power blade, power systems, safety, awareness, JacoOne-10, JacoOne-20

Last December the Food and Drug Administratio (FDA) released ‘Potential Problems with Battery-Powered Mobile Medical Carts in Health Care Facilities that May Result in Fire: Letter to Health Care Professionals'.The extent of the problems and the...

Could Healthcare Providers Take Advantage of Apple’s New M7 Technology in the new iPhone 5s To Improve Patient Care?

By Matt Rossini on Sep 24, 2013 11:54:00 AM in awareness, remote healthcare consultation, healthcare, iphone, health monitoring, Telemedicine, Telepresence

On September 10, 2013 Apple announced the iPhone 5s, the most advanced iPhone to date.  Equipped with the new A7 chip, it will be the first smart phone to incorporate 64-bit technology to provide users with lighting fast performance when...

Key Elements to Managing a Mobile Cart Rollout for an Epic Implementation (Part 5: Vetting Manufacturers)

By Marcel Woodman on Jul 3, 2013 11:06:00 AM in medical cart, awareness, mobile computer cart, EHR, EMR, service and support, ROI, epic software

Today we conclude our ongoing series on the Five Key Elements to managing a mobile cart rollout for an Epic implementation by covering what is perhaps the most important component, vetting the cart manufacturer. Entailing all the previous...

Key Elements to Managing a Mobile Cart Rollout for an Epic Implementation (Part 4: Test Drive)

By Marcel Woodman on Jun 26, 2013 10:55:00 AM in medical cart, awareness, mobile computer cart, EHR, EMR, epic software, demo, test drive

Continuing our discussion of the role of Mobile carts and their use in Electronic Medical Records (EMR) implementations, today we’ll be covering the importance of testing your carts in a live, production environment.

Key Elements to Managing a Mobile Cart Rollout for an Epic Implementation (Part 3: Warranty and Service)

By Marcel Woodman on Jun 17, 2013 10:51:00 AM in medical cart, computer cart, awareness, mobile computer cart, power systems, EHR, EMR, service and support, epic software

After multiple Epic implementations, JACO, Inc. has been able to learn, adapt and evolve to offer its customers a successful launch process and long-term commitment that delivers impressive ROI (return on investment). This time we’ll talk about...

Key Elements to Managing a Mobile Cart Rollout for an Epic Implementation (Part 2: Customization)

By Marcel Woodman on Jun 10, 2013 12:24:00 PM in medical cart, awareness, mobile computer cart, power systems, EHR, EMR, customization, deployment, epic software

Hospitals and Integrated Delivery Networks (IDNs) have been deploying mobile cart systems to bring technology to the patient bedside for more than a decade. Through this shared, instructive experience, healthcare organizations and mobile cart...

Key Elements to Managing a Mobile Cart Rollout for an Epic Implementation (Part 1: Coordinated Deployments)

By Marcel Woodman on Jun 4, 2013 11:03:00 AM in medical cart, awareness, mobile computer cart, EHR, EMR, deployment, epic software

If you haven’t gone through an Epic software implementation process, prepare to be impressed. Epic implementations are well coordinated and managed endeavors, known for their high effectiveness and on-time results. Epic implementations...

Most Physicians Won’t Qualify for EHR ‘Meaningful Use’

By Marcel Woodman on Jan 15, 2013 11:01:00 AM in awareness, EHR, EMR, meaningful use

Two-thirds of office-based physicians plan to apply or have already applied for meaningful use incentives for using electronic health records (EHRs), a government survey found.

Use of EHRs up 24 Percent among Doctors

By Marcel Woodman on Dec 27, 2012 10:43:00 AM in awareness, EHR, EMR, healthcare, meaningful use

The National Center on Health Statistics (NCHS) issued a new report showing that in 2012, 72 percent of office based physicians used Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems.  This is a 24 percent increase from the 2009 study, in which only 48...

Understanding How Mergers Play a Role in EHR Software Selection

By Matt Rossini on Dec 4, 2012 11:30:00 AM in medical cart, computer cart, awareness, EHR, EMR, healthcare

Associated Editor for Healthcare IT News, Erin McCann, recently wrote an article on the topic of how mergers and acquisitions may be hazardous to healthcare IT.  For contribution on the subject McCann spoke with Barry Blumenfeld, Chief Information...