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Mobile Health Strategies

Why Mobile Health Applications Require FDA Regulation

by Vera Gruessner

If a medical device like a pacemaker was to be installed through surgery and hadn’t been thoroughly vetted by the proper agency, what patient would ever allow their doctor to go through with the surgery? It’s likely no such patient...

Fast Internet Speed Crucial for Doctors and Patients

by Vera Gruessner

Internet access is a requirement for the majority of businesses, medical organizations, hospitals, police stations, and even fire departments across the nation. Today, the world would not function without quick and easy access to the Internet,...

Wearable Payment Devices Bring Benefits to Fitness Trackers

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health technologies and wearable devices are making an impact across the country among consumers, businesses, and medical establishments. One innovative aspect of mobile tools is the proliferation of wearable payment devices, which are...

Cutting Edge mHealth Technology Spurs Wearable Market Growth

by Sara Heath

Despite the Apple Watch’s slow start, use of the wearable device is expected to grow, and perhaps be a catalyst for mHealth technology innovation. In an article published by The Guardian, the release of the Apple Watch is not only sparking...

Most Wired: Patient Engagement Initiatives Prove Powerful

by Vera Gruessner

It seems that one of the key differentiators between 2015’s Most Wired hospitals stems from patient engagement initiatives. With Stage 2 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs pushing...

Rite Aid, HealthSpot Open Telehealth Clinics in Ohio Stores

by Sara Heath

After a November 2014 partnership announcement, Rite Aid and DrugSpot have officially opened their first in-store HealthSpot clinics in 25 Ohio Rite Aids, according to a company press release, and have thus far served thousands of customers....

Clinical Documentation via Smart Glasses Improves Care

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health market has been expanding across the healthcare field with a wide variety of new innovations and devices hitting the market in recent years. Instead of smartphones, there are now wearable devices including smart clothing, smart...

Privacy and Security Vital for Internet of Things Market

by Vera Gruessner

As the digital health space continues to advance throughout the nation and across the globe, more policies and legislation could push forward its advancement in ways that would clearly benefit patient care and population health outcomes. For...

Which Mobile Health Applications Have the Greatest Accuracy?

by Vera Gruessner

With the wide influx of mobile health applications pushed into the market today, it is often difficult to know which apps are useful, accurate, and beneficial among the consumer segment. Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has had little...

Mobile Health Movement Revolutionizing Medicine in Australia

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health movement is spreading across the globe. The United States is not the only one with citizens tied to their smartphones and tablets. Since mobile technologies have spread throughout the world, the mobile health movement is slowly...

Internet of Things Devices Market May Jump 285% by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

The vast amount of advancement in the digital health space has brought about a rise in products in the market as well as certain key challenges such as data privacy concerns. The healthcare industry is focused on improving interoperability among...

BYOD Movement Poses Significant Security Risks in Healthcare

by Vera Gruessner

One aspect of the mobile health field that has brought some confusion among healthcare providers and the whole medical community is the security risks associated with the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement. Many companies in various industries...

Poor Regulatory Framework Challenges Mobile Health Industry

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has undergone profound transformations over the last decade, as it continues to forge a new path for the medical industry and play a role in reforming the regulatory landscape. While there have been a multitude of successes...

Mobile Health Impacts Patient Engagement, Accountable Care

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health apps, wearable devices, and remote patient monitoring tools all provide superior avenues for meeting the goals of patient engagement. Ever since the HITECH Act was passed in 2009 and meaningful use requirements began mandating that...

Will Guidelines Ensure an Effective Mobile Security Strategy?

by Vera Gruessner

One of the key drivers of the healthcare industry today is the mobile device. Whether it be smart phones, tablets, laptops, or wearable clothing, these devices can gather a wide range of information and store data that could be imperative for...

50% of Users Unsatisfied with Mobile Health Applications

by Vera Gruessner

Do healthcare providers offer sufficient mobile health applications to connect with their patients? According to a global survey from Kentico Software, there may not be enough capabilities among medical facilities when it comes to patient portals,...

Black Book’s 2015 User Survey Shows Rising Mobile EHR Use

by Sara Heath

A recent survey conducted by Black Book, a well-known source for healthcare IT customer satisfaction, gives a look into the growing popularity of mHealth and mobile devices for electronic health records (EHRs). Before announcing drchrono the...

Top Six Recommendations for Strong Mobile Health Security

by Vera Gruessner

As mobile health technology continues to transform the medical industry and the workflows of healthcare providers across the country, the need for secure and safe transfer of data among multiple medical facilities and throughout the patient population...

Mobile Clinical Documentation ‘at the Heart’ of Healthcare

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry has been changing drastically in recent years once the meaningful use requirements under the EHR Incentive Programs were passed. EHR implementation and data entry became a standard way of life for physicians and nurses...

The History of Mobile Health: From Cell Phones to Wearables

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry is defined as the generation, accumulation, and exchange of medical information through mobile and wireless tools. Today there are a wide variety of different mobile health devices and applications available to the...

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