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Mobile Health Apps Improve Adherence, Reduce Hospitalization

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health apps and devices have made significant strides in advancing the quality of healthcare services and patient outcomes around the country throughout the last few years. There are a variety of aspects that have become stronger throughout...

Market for Wearable Devices Expected to Double by 2018

by Vera Gruessner

Wearable devices are continually making a splash throughout the fitness and healthcare markets. Consumers are flocking to smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other wearables in order to improve their overall wellness. A new report from eMarketer...

Remote Medical Monitoring Cuts Hospital Readmission Rates

by Vera Gruessner

A major goal throughout the federal government has been its aim to reduce rising healthcare costs. As such, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have instituted a punitive decrease in reimbursement among healthcare providers...

Are BYOD Guidelines Strong Enough to Protect Patient Data?

by Vera Gruessner

While there are some benefits to Bring Your Own Device or BYOD guidelines such as cutting costs of company-owned products and offering employees more flexibility, the privacy and security risks associated with BYOD guidelines may be too great...

Remote Monitoring Advances Care for Baby Boomer Population

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry is facing a large number of challenges over the coming years, including doctor shortages, the onslaught of federal regulations such as meaningful use incentives, the recently implemented ICD-10 coding system, and the rising...

How Mobile Health Tools Help Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health tools can be used to help patients in a wide variety of ways including diet and nutrition tips, physical activity guidance, and even medication management. New devices, telehealth technologies, and mobile health tools could potentially...

Should Clinical Trials Include the Patient Experience?

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry is focused on improving the patient experience across the board by ensuring patients understand all of their treatment options and receive the opportunity to rate their hospital services. Promoting both engagement and...

Could Healthcare BYOD Policies ‘Bring Disaster’ for Security?

by Vera Gruessner

As more providers find healthcare BYOD policies beneficial among physicians, nurses, and other medical staff, a common fear throughout the industry is the potential for a data breach. Patient data security risks continue to dominate the discussion...

Digital Technology Field Could Improve Fitness among Children

by Vera Gruessner

Today, digital technologies like smartphones and tablets have been integrated in a wide array of day-to-day activities among multiple generations. While the workforce uses smartphones to keep track of their daily schedule and communicate with...

Precision Healthcare Monitoring Tracks Various Medical Issues

by Vera Gruessner

Remote health monitoring systems may be paving the way for more innovative technologies based on precision medicine. According to a press release from the Indiana University School of Medicine, precision medicine and precision healthcare monitoring...

New Contest Could Transform Remote Patient Monitoring

by Vera Gruessner

One area which has pushed forward better health outcomes and higher quality healthcare delivery is the adoption of remote patient monitoring technology. From wearables like smart glasses to medical devices and equipment capable of monitoring...

Patient Engagement Initiatives Draw Interest in Louisiana

by Vera Gruessner

As the healthcare industry adopts remote monitoring technologies, health IT systems, electronic patient records, and mobile devices as a way to improve the quality of medical care, the patient population will need to better understand the needs...

How Mobile Health Applications Improve Medication Adherence

by Vera Gruessner

How can a physician be sure that an elderly patient is taking their medication as assigned at the specified time? How can a caregiver be sure that their aging mother is taking her pills at the right dosage? These used to be significant issues...

Too Many Apps Lack Strong Mobile Health Security Features

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health security remains a key concern for the healthcare industry, as patient data must remain safe and secure from cyber attacks and maintain regulatory standards. However, the prevalence of mobile health apps and devices is making it...

The HIPAA Security Rule is Vital for BYOD Policies

by Vera Gruessner

As new mobile technologies like smartphones, laptops, and tablets proliferate across the corporate world, it becomes easier than ever before for employees to use their own mobile devices when managing their work. Due to the growing popularity...

Could Mobile Health Applications Prevent Heart Attacks?

by Vera Gruessner

As the mobile health industry continues to invest in new devices and apps to improve consumer health across the medical care spectrum, stakeholders and analysts look further to understand whether mobile health applications can actually reduce...

Only 45% of Diabetes Patients Use Mobile Health Tools

by Vera Gruessner

Chronic medical conditions may be better managed with the help of mobile health tools and other technologies. Today, many patients around the country are suffering from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and a wide myriad of chronic health conditions....

Key Healthcare Trends Strengthen Remote Patient Monitoring

by Vera Gruessner

Remote patient monitoring remains a vital aspect of strengthening patient health outcomes and the quality of care across the medical field. Cardiovascular patients, for instance, could benefit from having their blood pressure and heart rate measured...

Mobile Health Industry Faces Safety and Security Challenges

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has a variety of legal implications that must be addressed by mHealth application manufacturers and healthcare providers who take part in utilizing mobile devices and apps during work hours. Federal regulatory agencies...

Patient Engagement, Coordination Key to Healthcare Reform

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry has been transformed in recent years due to ongoing reforms and medical technology adoption. Patient engagement, for instance, has been a key aspect of healthcare reform. Meaningful use requirements under the Medicare...

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