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Top Four Patient Engagement Trends to Follow from October

by Vera Gruessner

As the healthcare industry moves forward in reforming many of its practices in an effort to improve health outcomes, lower medical costs, and strengthen the patient experience, it grows more important than ever before to implement useful patient...

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...

Mobile Health Tools Improve Engagement in Spina Bifida Patients

by Vera Gruessner

As manufacturers and entrepreneurs continue to create new and innovative technologies to benefit the healthcare industry, more evidence is found that mobile health tools strengthen patient engagement with their own health and wellness. For instance,...

The Importance of Reimbursement in Telemedicine Adoption

by Vera Gruessner

The policies surrounding mobile health implementation and telemedicine adoption could have a big impact on the healthcare industry in the coming years, as it could very well be reimbursement from the federal and state governments that could push...

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...

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,...

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...

Patient Engagement on the Rise due to Blue Button Initiative

by Vera Gruessner

Patient engagement continues to grow among medical facilities including hospitals and clinics. Ever since the federal government established meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, eligible hospitals...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Why Mobile Wearable Devices Are Vital for World Heart Day

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has a wide variety of opportunities for consumers interested in improving their overall health and wellness. Those looking to exercise more often, maintain a nutritious diet, quit smoking, or lower their stress levels...

How Mobile Health Tools Could Reduce Physician Burnout

by Vera Gruessner

With the ongoing reforms in the healthcare industry, the high amount of technology implementations taking place, and the rising number of patients in need of services due to the burgeoning baby boomer generation, a large number of doctors claim...

Texting via Mobile Devices Lowers Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has a wide variety of implications for patient health and wellness. Various medical conditions could be supported with the help of mobile devices and mHealth applications. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops are some...

How Remote Monitoring Tools, Smartwatch Track Patient Health

by Vera Gruessner

The medical sphere is constantly changing as new technologies continue to expand the opportunities within patient care. Remote monitoring tools, for example, are making a huge impact on the overall quality of patient care and health outcomes...

FDA Patient Engagement Committee Fosters mHealth Innovation

by Sara Heath

Although it is clear that the use of mHealth devices can help increase patient engagement, that relationship may rely on the development of good and effective applications and devices which benefit consumers. In an effort to ensure that happens,...

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