Since 2009, smartphone ownership in the U.S. has increased six-fold to nearly 300 million people. (Read More)

CIO Corner.

Do you remember the last time you accidentally left home without your cell phone? It’s amazing that we can experience a momentary feeling of panic about a device many of us grew up without.

Under the 21st Century Cures Act, access to our personal health care information will be just as easy. (Read More)

21st Century Cures Act.

It’s no secret that technology is evolving at what feels like the speed of light and health care technology is no exception. We can schedule appointments, pay bills and even meet with our doctors without leaving the comfort of our own homes.

Through a first-of-its-kind integration with Epic, patients can now sign into MyChart to receive educational material from an expansive library. (Read More)

Special delivery. Patient education easily available in MyChart.

Houston Methodist is making it easier for our patients to get the education and answers they need about their care, when they need it, whether they’re in our hospitals or at home.

Houston Methodist inpatient pharmacy is pioneering Alexa in the clinical arena with this new voice-activated service, providing hospitalized patients with a way to learn about their medications ─ without having to ask someone in person. (Read More)

Alexa for pharmacy.

“Alexa, open pharmacy.” This simple command now lets our hospitalized patients connect with our pharmacists for reliable, real-time medication information ─ all from the bedside.

MyRounding, a web-based tool, allows nurse managers and charge nurses to round electronically with patients and employees with one target in mind — ensuring the best possible patient care. (Read More)

MyRounding. The app that improves patient safety.

If you’ve ever visited a hospitalized loved one, you’ve probably seen the nurse stop by to check on your family member or friend on a regular schedule — you also may know it’s called “rounding.”