EHR Applications on Mobile

According to US Government Health IT reports, the U.S. military is testing commercial mobile devices for usability with its electronic health record applications. Officials are testing tactical EHR applications on the iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Sprint HTC EVO and Samsung Epic. According to US Government sources, early results indicate that versions of the Army’s EHR technology work on the Apple and Droid operating systems. However testing still has a long way to go. The devices must clear a myriad of hurdles, including data-at-rest encryption requirements, clearance for wireless use in theater, and local signal certifications. The testing is part of telehealth and EHR projects under way at bases in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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