Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD

Mobile Health Strategies

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...

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...

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...

How HIM Professionals Can Play a Role in Telehealth Services

by Sara Heath

Telehealth and telemedicine technology is growing in popularity for a number of reasons, such as offering increased access to care for patients in rural areas and lowering costs for simple visits. Because of its wide variety of benefits, telehealth...

Why BYOD Strategies Should Address Needs of End Users

by Vera Gruessner

As the medical field continues to focus on bringing mobile technology into healthcare practices and implementing smartphones or tablets within the physician workflow, hospitals and clinics are forced to develop effective BYOD strategies. With...

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...

Telehealth, mHealth Part of ONC Strategic Health IT Plan

by Sara Heath

It has frequently been said that mHealth -- specifically telehealth and remote monitoring -- play a major role in increasing quality care and patient engagement. To support those two principles, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

BYOD Policies Imperative in Protecting Sensitive Health Data

by Sara Heath

BYOD is becoming an increasingly prevalent trend amongst healthcare providers -- as care coordination and health information exchange become important practices for providers, the use of personal devices is certainly growing. Because of this,...

Mobile Health Field Brings Focus to App Connectivity

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health field has truly exploded in recent years, as the number of mobile health apps available on the market continues to surpass expectations and wearable devices become more innovative and imperative for the clinical space. With...

Remote Patient Monitoring Market to Reach $1 Billion by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

The remote patient monitoring market is experiencing a transformation as more hospitals and healthcare providers than ever before have begun adopting these new technologies in efforts to improve the quality of patient care and ensure greater...

How BYOD Implementation Impacts Healthcare Security

by Vera Gruessner

With more smartphone end users incorporating their cell phones as well as other mobile devices into their everyday work, the ongoing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) transformation is affecting businesses across the country along with hospitals,...

Does Telehealth Technology Adoption Advance Care Coordination?

by Vera Gruessner

As the healthcare industry moves forward with strengthening the quality of services and patient outcomes, telehealth technology adoption gains ground as a means for improving care coordination and accountable care. Due to an ongoing primary care...

Internet of Things, Wearables Stimulate mHealth Market

by Vera Gruessner

The medical field is changing drastically as new technologies are adopted and positioned as a means toward better quality of care, improved patient outcomes, and lower medical costs – more commonly known as the Triple Aim of Healthcare....

How a Mobile Alert System Improves Nurse, Physician Workflow

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has played a significant role in improving communications throughout hospitals and clinics, as more nurses and doctors continue using mobile devices and apps to better coordinate care. Additionally, the mHealth field...

83% of Doctors Unhappy with EHR-based Mobile Health Solutions

by Vera Gruessner

Smart phone use throughout hospitals and clinics may not be measuring up to the standards expected by stakeholders and mHealth app manufacturers. Whether it’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) adoption strategies or general app and wearable...

Remote Medical Monitoring Reduces Admissions in Heart Disease

by Vera Gruessner

Remote medical monitoring is becoming more mainstream across the healthcare industry in this country. Often, patients with heart disease benefit from having monitoring equipment available in their home so their doctors can track their health...

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