Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD

Mobile Devices in Healthcare

Is HIPAA the Biggest Challenge to mHealth Development?

by Ryan Mcaskill

Mobile healthcare is evolving dramatically, but HIPAA needs to evolve to address the current impact of the technology. The impact of mobile devices and applications in the healthcare field is growing with both consumers and professionals. There...

Effect of SMS, Mobile Health Technology on Patient Adherence

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Of all the forms of mobile health technology used to promote adherence of patients to chronic disease management (mAdherence), text messaging continues to exceed on others in terms of its availability, frequency of use, and effectiveness. This...

Stanford Health Care Creates EHR, Cloud Enabled Mobile App

by Ryan Mcaskill

Stanford Health Care CIO Pravene Nath discusses a new custom mobile application to better connect patients with their care. The use of mobile devices and applications in the healthcare landscape is growing. However, with the unique challenges...

Mobile Applications Help Boost Patient Engagement

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new study found that 66 percent of Americans would use a mobile application to manage health-related issues. Getting patients to engage in their healthcare can be a challenge. Once they leave the doctor’s office or hospital, physicians...

What is the State of Wearable Technology in Healthcare?

by Ryan Mcaskill

While the wearable market is poised to expand, the impact on the healthcare landscape is up for debate. One of the biggest factors to the adoption of mobile device technology and wearable devices in the healthcare field is demand coming from...

Use of mHealth Technology Continues to Grow

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new study examined how mhealth technology is being used across the healthcare landscape and found room for growth. The Affordable Care Act and the push toward value-based approaches have many healthcare organizations looking for new care models....

Millennials Pushing for Adoption of Mobile Health Technology

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new study found that millennials are pushing for practitioners to embrace mobile health technology like telehealth and smartphones. Recently, Salesforce released the first version of a report call the “State of the Connected Patent.”...

Sprint Starts Year Two of the Mobile Health Accelerator Program

by Ryan Mcaskill

The Mobile Health Accelerator Program allows ten startups to work with tech and healthcare experts. Sprint is one of the top telecommunication companies in the world that provides mobile devices, wireless services and is a global Internet...

Smartphones Used to Treat STDs in Rwanda

by Ryan Mcaskill

With the right mobile application and peripheral attachment, smartphones and tablets can become important healthcare tools. The most common use of smartphones in the healthcare field is putting them in the hands of patients. With the right...

40M Smartphone Users Track Fitness and Wellness

by Ryan Mcaskill

Patient adoption and M2M communication is helping push the use of mobile devices in the healthcare space. One of the biggest factors pushing the use of mobile health technology is patient willingness to purchase, download and use these mobile...

Why Accuracy is Important for Remote Monitoring

by Ryan Mcaskill

Wearable and mobile technology is creating mountains of patient data, but is it actually helpful? The idea of wearable technology in healthcare is simple. Patients wear a device - bracelet, watch, ring, contact lens, special shirt - that has...

Should Practitioners Be Weary of Mobile Device Accuracy?

by Ryan Mcaskill

A recent study examined the accuracy of the pedometers of several popular smartphones and mobile devices. It is not surprising health applications are starting to show up on mobile phones or that they are the main feature of so many wearable...

Patient Engagement Technology Has Outside Influence

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new study found that patient engagement technology is coming from outside the traditional vendors. One of the biggest challenges for hospitals and practices is getting engage in their care. When properly done, it creates shared responsibility...

Apple Launches Pilot Program with Top Hospitals

by Ryan Mcaskill

It was discovered that Apple has a pilot program in place with 14 top U.S. hospitals to incorporate the HealthKit API. When it comes to wearable and mobile technology, many industries and trends seem to wait for Apple to weigh in before widely...

Tech Lobbyists Pushing For Mobile Health Regulations

by Ryan Mcaskill

Technology companies are spending millions of dollars lobbying the FDA for laws that outline mobile health regulations. When you think about lobbyists on Capitol Hill, someone speaking up on behalf of healthcare technology is probably not the...

Remote Monitoring Works In and Out of the Hospital

by Ryan Mcaskill

Health facilities are using remote monitoring technology to watch patients at home and in the hospital. The use of remote monitoring technology within the healthcare field can take several different forms. One of the more common uses is through...

Doctors Unsure of Accessing Data on Personal Devices

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new study found that 96 percent of doctors have smartphones, but only 10 percent feel comfortable accessing EHR on them. One of the major topics to mobile devices in the business is the merits of bring-your-own-device (BYOD). Essentially, this...

Is Wearable Technology Over-Hyped?

by Ryan Mcaskill

While there is much excitement over mobile health technology, there is a belief that it could be over-hyped. The problem with many trends is that it can be difficult to separate the hype from the reality. With every new Apple product launch,...

HHS Secretary Discusses Need to Clarify Mobile HIPAA Rules

by Ryan Mcaskill

With how quickly technology is evolving, ensuring mobile devices and applications are HIPAA compliant continues to be a challenge. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA, is one of the main...

FDA Clarifies Mobile Application Regulations

by Ryan Mcaskill

The FDA announced it will not regulate mobile apps or devices that store patient data that is considered low risk. There are a number of federal agencies that have oversight when it comes to the various parts of the healthcare industry. With...

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