Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD

Mobile Health Strategies

mHealth and The Sick Note: A Question of Value

by Eric Wicklund

An Australian entrepreneur is putting an mHealth-enabled spin on the sick note, and drawing criticism from that country’s medical association. The website, called The Medic, is the brainchild of Jason MacLulich, who previously launched...

An Online High: Telehealth Opens New Doors for Medical Marijuana

by Eric Wicklund

Telemedicine is venturing into new territory in California, with the launch of two services designed to connect consumers with medical marijuana providers and their doctors. California legalized medical marijuana in 1996, and researchers estimate...

Is Telemedicine Better for Delivering Bad News?

by Eric Wicklund

Is a bad diagnosis best delivered in person or by telemedicine? According to researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the telephone may work better. Writing in the November issue of JAMA Oncology, Naveen Krishnan, BS, Angela Fagerlin,...

Toronto Hospital Adds mHealth to Pain Management Program

by Eric Wicklund

Toronto General Hospital’s two-year-old program to tackle post-surgical pain management and opioid abuse is getting an mHealth upgrade. The hospital, stuck smack-dab in the middle of a province with one of the world’s highest opioid...

Gartner Analyst: Healthcare Isn’t Ready for Wearables Just Yet

by Eric Wicklund

Apple’s ResearchKit may be a popular topic these days, but at least one high-profile healthcare analyst says it’ll be a while before consumer wearables are used in clinical trials. Gartner recently projected that wearables will be...

New Study is Bullish on Remote Patient Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

Health systems looking to get a handle on population health are finding a valuable partner in home health agencies – and they’re using mHealth tools and platforms to make that connection. Two-thirds of hospitals and health systems...

Taking Over the Reins at mHealthIntelligence.com

by Eric Wicklund

Greetings! Welcome to the new mHealthIntelligence.com. Actually, you won’t see any significant changes save for one – me. My name is Eric Wicklund, and I’ve become the new editor for this site (you’ll find my predecessor,...

Making the Family Tree a Decision Support Tool

by Eric Wicklund

One of the most vital – and often incomplete – elements of point-of-care clinical decision support is the family history. Too often clinicians have to rely on a paper questionnaire handed out in the waiting room and filled out by...

How BYOD Strategies Will Affect the Future of Mobile Health

by Vera Gruessner

Could BYOD strategies impact the future of the mobile health space? Read on to find out. The healthcare industry is continually looking toward mobile devices and BYOD strategies as a method for improving communication between patients and physicians,...

The Advantages of Mobile Health Apps Today and Tomorrow

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry, along with remote monitoring and telehealth systems, has a wide impact on reducing hospitalizations and emergency room visits throughout the healthcare spectrum by improving communication and care coordination among...

Could Remote Health Monitoring Cut Healthcare Costs?

by Vera Gruessner

Remote health monitoring continues to be an important method of care among physicians and other healthcare professionals who have included the practice among their heart disease patient base. Nonetheless, many doctors continue the follow-up appointment...

Wearable Devices Impact Heart Health Remote Monitoring

by Vera Gruessner

More healthcare providers have been looking toward incorporating wearable devices and remote monitoring tools into improving the health outcomes of their patient base as well as reducing hospital readmission rates. For instance, researchers at...

How Mobile Health Apps Assist Hydrocephalus Patients in ER

by Vera Gruessner

With the proliferation of mobile health apps, new innovations are now addressing the many diseases and chronic medical conditions affecting patients across the healthcare continuum. For example, one new mobile health app, which comes from a team...

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 Mobile Sensor Devices May Help People Quit Smoking

by Vera Gruessner

The medical industry faces many challenges from ongoing healthcare reforms and federal regulations to the constant focus on reducing skyrocketing costs. One of the key ways to cut healthcare spending may be to focus on preventive and wellness...

58% of Smartphone Owners Download, Use Mobile Health Apps

by Vera Gruessner

Smartphone users seem to have a high regard for mobile health apps, especially those focused on providing diet and fitness support. A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows that 58 percent of surveyed mobile phone users...

BYOD Strategies Should Rise with Growing Tablet Sales

by Vera Gruessner

Many companies and organizations around the country are integrating Bring Your Own Device or BYOD strategies due to the cost effectiveness of such opportunities. Employees in a wide variety of fields including the healthcare space are utilizing...

Mobile Health Apps Improve Adherence, Reduce Hospitalization

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health apps and devices have made significant strides in advancing the quality of healthcare services and patient outcomes around the country throughout the last few years. There are a variety of aspects that have become stronger throughout...

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...

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