HIMSS news in brief: RIM, Voalté, Epocrates

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The HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) meeting this week in Atlanta has plenty of news on mobile health, which Mobihealthnews is covering onsite.  Highlights:

  • One-stop RIM BlackBerry solution shopping:  despite the iPhone hype, still the most common smartphone in use for business including healthcare.  New apps announced were from Voalté for Voalté One (text/voice/critical care alarms)–Wallace Wireless and Vocera are also demonstrating their systems in the BlackBerry booth.  Article
  • Epocrates will launch its own “mobile and Web-based” EHR (electronic health records) solution this fall (autumn), targeting small and solo practices, which will include its innovative drug and safety content information.  No real announcement on their website, but a ‘sign up for info’ page. Article
  • Google Health partnerships:  Surescripts, an e-prescribing network in the US; Withings for its WiFi Body Scale, which now allows Google Health users to seamlessly update their weight.  Article
  • Nuance is demonstrating four voice-enabled mobile solutions for smartphones for dictation and documentation.