Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD

Mobile Devices in Healthcare

Using Smart Devices and Wearables to Tackle Childhood Asthma

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Los Angeles’ two premier universities are joining forces to create an mHealth platform for children dealing with asthma. The team of USC and UCLA researchers has been awarded two grants totaling more than $11 million from...

Stroke Prevention Study to Focus on mHealth Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

More than 2,000 California residents at risk of having an undetected irregular heartbeat will be fitted with wearable sensors to determine whether a home monitoring program can reduce their chances of suffering a stroke. Some 6 million Americans...

Ochsner is Finding New Value from mHealth Data

by Eric Wicklund

Ochsner Health officials are just now seeing the results of their digital health initiatives – and making some interesting observations on the value of patient-generated data as well. The New Orleans-based health system, among the nation’s...

Cornell Project Looks to Open ResearchKit to Android Ecosystem

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Cornell University are working on an Android counterpart to Apple’s ResearchKit platform. Called ResearchStack, the SDK and UX platform for research study apps is targeted at the estimated 60 percent of Americans who own...

Virginia Health System to Use An App to Treat Headaches

by Eric Wicklund

A Virginia-based health system is using the headache as the entry point for a patient engagement platform that could reduce unnecessary office and ER visits and improve outcomes. Some 6 percent of men and 18 percent of women suffer from migraines...

mHealth Proves Its Value as a Patient Engagement Tool

by Eric Wicklund

Two projects focused on improving the mHealth experience for diabetics make it abundantly clear that patient engagement works if it’s tied to self-empowerment. At Penn State University, the winner of the university’s recent mHealth...

More Providers, Executives Back Bring Your Own Device Security

by Vera Gruessner

With health IT and mobile security of the utmost importance throughout the healthcare industry, more medical providers including chief information officers at hospitals are starting to focus their efforts on ensuring patient data privacy and...

How Remote Home Monitoring Improves Engagement, Elderly Care

by Vera Gruessner

Remote home monitoring continues to boost patient engagement with their overall health and adherence to provider recommendations for managing their chronic medical conditions, according to a study on telemonitoring published in the Journal of...

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...

Lack of Management Harms Mobile Data Interoperability

by Vera Gruessner

The health IT field of today faces a major challenge as it becomes a mainstay of the healthcare industry. With health IT and mobile health expected to revolutionize medical care and improve patient health outcomes, it’s imperative to address...

New Legislation could be ‘Breakthrough’ for Medical Devices

by Vera Gruessner

Does healthcare legislation cause undue burdens on physicians and other medical providers? Do new regulations surrounding medical devices and technologies cause more problems for doctors around the country? For instance, hospitals and clinics...

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...

Wearable Devices Market Expected to Reach $6.3 Billion by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

Smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, mobile health apps, and wearable devices are all making an impact on the health of consumers around the country. With the proliferation of mobile devices, more people today than ever before are able to...

BYOD Policies Need to Address Rise in Patient Data Breaches

by Vera Gruessner

With the wide proliferation of mobile devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets along with fitness trackers and smart watches, it is understandable how the age of the Internet has brought forth a near obsession throughout our culture to...

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...

ONC Roadmap Brings Guidance for Mobile Data Interoperability

by Vera Gruessner

In order to have truly effective data sharing and communication channels strengthen care coordination among multiple medical teams, mobile data interoperability will need to be at the forefront of federal and state regulations. Additionally,...

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 Wearable Medical Devices Track Vitals, Diagnose Disease?

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry is really making a major impact on patient care throughout the country, as more consumers continue utilizing mHealth apps, remote monitoring tools, and telemedicine services. In particular, wearable medical devices...

Wearable Devices May Prevent Falls among Elderly Patients

by Vera Gruessner

Along with telemedicine, remote monitoring technology, and mobile health apps, the development of wearable devices could also have a significant impact on patient care throughout the nation. Wearable devices such as smart watches and smartphones...

Mobile Health Apps, Health Informatics Improve Diabetes Care

by Vera Gruessner

In order to improve the quality of healthcare services and boost patient health outcomes, providers have begun adopting a variety of new technologies include mobile health apps, remote monitoring tools, and telemedicine systems. Chronic disease...


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