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Mobile Devices in Healthcare

Mobile Health Market Predicted to Reach $49 Million by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health market is continually expanding and evolving, as new devices like wearables and applications are being adopted within the consumer base. The specific industry is predicted to reach more than $49 million by 2020, according to...

How to Use Mobile Health Tools to Better Engage Patients

by Vera Gruessner

The federal government has been focused on increasing patient engagement with their health and wellness via the objectives from the EHR Incentive Programs, which call for a certain percentage of the patient base to view, download, and transmit...

Only 15% of Doctors Recommend Mobile Health Apps to Patients

by Vera Gruessner

Wearable devices and mobile health apps may have made an impact in the consumer marketplace, but the healthcare industry is slow to adopt such devices, according to the latest results from a MedPanel survey. The healthcare market research company...

Fitbit Competes in Mobile Health Field: Shares Rise to $30

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health field owes its significant growth over the last few years to fitness tracking devices and mHealth applications. The Fitbit, in particular, has been growing in popularity, as it measures the distance a person walks or runs as...

Mobile Health Technology Factors May Raise Physician Adoption

by Vera Gruessner

While the mobile health industry continues to impact a large consumer base and many patients have adopted and utilized mHealth apps, clinicians have shown a more inconsistent use of mobile health technology. Currently, mobile health adoption...

These Wearable Devices Detect UV Radiation, Prevent Cancer

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has made some significant gains in the last several years, as it has moved past smartphones, mHealth apps, and tablets to wearable devices and remote monitoring tools. At first, the simple speedometer was used to track...

96% of Consumers Say Mobile Health Industry Improves Life

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has been revolutionizing the way both doctors and patients approach medicine today. When it comes to addressing health issues, mobile health consumers are moving toward preventing disease and increasing fitness and...

Patient Engagement Needs Greater Clarity in mHealth Sector

by Vera Gruessner

Throughout the healthcare sector, a major aspect of improving medical services and reforming the industry as a whole has been the pursuit of patient engagement. According to a study published in the Journal of Participatory Medicine, the term...

Mobile Health Apps Lack Physician Trust Due to Few Regulations

by Vera Gruessner

While the number of consumers utilizing mobile health apps and integrating mobile devices in their everyday use continues to remain strong, physician trust of mHealth apps and similar products is still uncertain. For instance, a survey taken...

Bring Your Own Device Policies Benefit from Security Platform

by Vera Gruessner

One of the ongoing challenges taking place among hospitals, clinics, and other industries as well is the legal implications around using personal mobile devices in the workplace. Healthcare organizations that allow physicians, nurses, and other...

Mobile Health Applications Lack Oversight from Experts

by Vera Gruessner

The development and utilization of mobile health applications seems to lack oversight from either federal agencies or public health experts. For instance, research published in the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal shows that very few women’s...

Mobile Security Policies Lacking Among mHealth Apps

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile security and patient privacy are vital among consumers when buying mHealth applications and remote monitoring tools. Vendors and mobile health developers will need to keep data security in the forefront of their work in order to keep consumers...

Telehealth, Wearable Devices Markets Set to Grow by Billions

by Jennifer Bresnick

Telehealth and wearable devices are hot ticket items for health IT developers and investors as remote monitoring and mHealth become increasingly important tools in the fight for better chronic disease management, reduced preventable readmissions,...

How Best to Work with FDA to Navigate mHealth Regulation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Despite providing leeway for mobile health technology developers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still has a major role to play in setting boundaries for future mHealth innovation. "FDA is trying to balance two things," Marc...

Mobile Health Devices Improving the Lives of Aging Citizens

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health devices have moved forward once again and made an impact on patient care. IBM and Apple have announced that they will be working with the health and life insurance company Japan Post to offer elderly citizens iPads in hopes of improving...

Does the Mobile Health Sector Need More Safety Standards?

by Vera Gruessner

While the mobile health sector continues to blossom and innovate more wearable and medical devices, physicians and patients show concern regarding some of the safety standards among mHealth applications and developments. Anura Fernando, Principal...

Medical Device and Mobile Health Market to Reach $8 billion

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health market is making headway and many industries around the world are stopping to take notice. At the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA 2015 taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC next month,...

Mobile Healthcare Market Expected to Grow 47 Percent by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile healthcare market is expected to continue growing over the coming years, as the use of iPads, smartphones, blood pressure cuffs, heart rate monitors, and other remote monitoring devices continues to gain popularity. The market research...

mHealth Devices like Apple Watch Monitor Chronic Conditions

by Vera Gruessner

There are a variety of new mHealth devices available for patients and physicians alike. Smartphones, tablets, smart glasses, and the smart watch are some of the biggest developments. New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System recently announced...

Mobile Health Technology Transformed through Wearables

by Vera Gruessner

At the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition that took place in Chicago last week, the HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey showed that the health IT sector was integrating mobile health technology in more comprehensive and all-encompassing approaches....

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