Sara Jackson

Sara Jackson

<p>Sara Waldrop Jackson is the editor of <em>FierceMobileHealthcare</em>, and a veteran technology, business and healthcare editor who holds a Bachelor's of Journalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. During her 20-year career as an award-winning reporter and editor, she has broken stories about infant kidnappings at U.S. hospitals; multimillion-dollar IT company stock scams; and Medicare mistakes that cost U.S. businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars per year. But enough about healthcare! Sara has also reported on the joys of the professional croquet circuit (yes, there is one). A proud techno-geek, Sara also has an intense (and some say unhealthy) love of the Dallas Cowboys, indie movies and Ethiopian food. You can find her on <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sara-jackson/11/3b2/467">LinkedIn</a&gt;; <a href="mailto:[email protected]">email her</a> or follow her tweets <a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/FiercehealthIT">@FierceHealthIT</a>.</p&gt;

Stories by Sara Jackson

Speech-powered iPad software aims to streamline ED tasks

An emergency department physician at Ashland [Ore.] Community Hospital is creating new software for the iPad that allowsclinicians to document notes, narratives and other information without keyboards.The system--Sparrow EDIS--is natively developed for Apple device and has speech-recognition at its core.

New apps keep patients healthy on the road

Keeping your patients healthy can mean not only in the hospital, or at home, but also on the road. The New York Times published a valuable article this week pointing to some interesting apps that...

Axial Healthcare buys Mayo startup mRemedy

Raleigh, N.C.-based care coordination systems vendor Axial Healthcare snapped up the Mayo Clinic&#39;s in-house-developed mRemedy suite of products, the companyannouncedlast week.The mRemedy system--specifically its myTality segment--allows patients to navigate the post-discharge process, obtain health information, manage follow-up visits and even receive personalized care plans, according to the company.

A diabetes app docs can prescribe

At the same time that app store/certification companyHapptique is trying to train physicians to use and prescribe mobile medical apps, developer WellDoc is creating a special version of its primary diabetes app that physicians can actually prescribe to patients.