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Cleveland Clinic: mHealth Wearables Aren’t Reliable for Heart Rate

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A Cleveland Clinic study of activity trackers has once again reinforced healthcare’s concern about wearables: They aren’t yet accurate enough for clinical use. A study of four of the most popular fitness trackers found that they are...

Fitbit’s mHealth Quest: Making Doctors Care About Health and Wellness

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Healthcare providers have balked at embracing wearables because they aren’t sure how to integrate the data into the clinical record. Fitbit executives say the time has come to start embracing. The developers of the most widely-adopted fitness...

mHealth Developer Warns Doctors, Patients About Hacking Threat

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In an mHealth industry first, a developer of digital insulin pumps is warning users that one of its devices could be hacked – with possibly fatal results. Officials at Johnson & Johnson are playing down the potential for a hacker to...

mHealth Milestone: FDA OK’s First Artificial Pancreas

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Federal regulators have OK’d an mHealth device that may soon greatly improve how Type 1 diabetics manage their disease. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week approved Medtronic’s MiniMid 670G artificial pancreas, which includes...

Aetna, Apple Launch mHealth Partnership

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Aetna is turning to Apple to get its members more interested in mHealth The payer is launching a new initiative to provide Apple Watches – in some instances fully subsidized – to employees and select member populations, beginning...

New Wearables Study Misses the Point on mHealth

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In real estate, timing and location matter. The same can be said for mHealth. A study recently reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association and conducted at the University of Pittsburgh reportedly concluded that wearable monitors...

How BYOD Strategies Will Affect the Future of Mobile Health

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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,...

More Providers, Executives Back Bring Your Own Device Security

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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...

BYOD Strategies Should Rise with Growing Tablet Sales

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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...

Are BYOD Guidelines Strong Enough to Protect Patient Data?

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While there are some benefits to Bring Your Own Device or BYOD guidelines such as cutting costs of company-owned products and offering employees more flexibility, the privacy and security risks associated with BYOD guidelines may be too great...

Could Healthcare BYOD Policies ‘Bring Disaster’ for Security?

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As more providers find healthcare BYOD policies beneficial among physicians, nurses, and other medical staff, a common fear throughout the industry is the potential for a data breach. Patient data security risks continue to dominate the discussion...

BYOD Policies Need to Address Rise in Patient Data Breaches

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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...

The HIPAA Security Rule is Vital for BYOD Policies

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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...

Why Mobile Wearable Devices Are Vital for World Heart Day

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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...

Why BYOD Strategies Should Address Needs of End Users

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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...

BYOD Security Policies May Be Too Invasive for Providers

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BYOD programs have brought to users many benefits, including easier access to patient information and increased mobility throughout a healthcare facility. However, the storage of patient information on a personal mobile device has also posed...

BYOD Policies Imperative in Protecting Sensitive Health Data

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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,...

How BYOD Implementation Impacts Healthcare Security

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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,...

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

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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...

Why BYOD Strategies Aren’t Enough in Healthcare Reform

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The healthcare industry has been focused on achieving three main goals. These are known as the Triple Aim of Healthcare and consist of improving patient health outcomes, enhancing the quality of care, and reducing medical costs. There are a variety...

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