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Top Six Recommendations for Strong Mobile Health Security

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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...

How State and Federal Policy Impact the Telemedicine Field

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The use of telehealth tools will only expand across the country if state and federal policies continue to support the growth of the telemedicine field. Since the beginning of this century, new federal regulations began to blossom in support of...

Delaware Expands Health Coverage for Telemedicine Services

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The only way that telemedicine services can truly expand and improve healthcare quality across the nation is by developing new state and federal policies that move toward digital and video-based physician-patient relationships. In efforts to...

FDA Oversight of Mobile Health Field Found Controversial

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The mobile health field has been blossoming tremendously, as new applications, wearable devices, remote monitoring tools, and digital technologies continue to hit the market and gain popularity across the consumer base. Today, smartphones and...

Mobile Health Security Stressed by European Commission

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Mobile health security and privacy regulations are truly needed for mHealth apps and other devices throughout this particular market. While the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may need additional time to fully address the security risks...

Mobile Health Applications Lack Oversight from Experts

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The development and utilization of mobile health applications seems to lack oversight from either federal agencies or public health experts. For instance, research published in the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal shows that very few women’s...

High-Speed Internet is Crucial for Mobile Health Applications

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In order to ensure that mobile health applications are utilized broadly across the medical sector and among the patient population, it is vital to have fast Internet access no matter where a person is located. On January 13, 2015, President Barack...

Healthcare BYOD Strategies Need Privacy and Security Measures

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The healthcare industry may have had mobile health tools affect a variety of processes and patient care initiatives over the last few years, but the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement will need effective privacy and security strategies in...

How Best to Work with FDA to Navigate mHealth Regulation

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Despite providing leeway for mobile health technology developers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still has a major role to play in setting boundaries for future mHealth innovation. "FDA is trying to balance two things," Marc...

Mobile EHR Platforms Prevent Spread of Ebola in Nigeria

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The spread of the Ebola virus across the continent of Africa was a grave concern for a significant portion of time, but Nigeria was one country where the threat lead to fewer deaths and cases of the medical condition. Even during the worst outbreaks...

Why BYOD Policy Needs Strong Data Security

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Has your hospital or clinic adopted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy? If so, these devices will need to be encrypted and the information stored on them be kept confidential and secure from cyberattacks. The need for improving data privacy...

Laws Affect Adoption of Telemedicine Across State Borders

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The implementation and adoption of telemedicine varies across state borders due to differing legislation and coverage among providers. According to a report from the American Hospital Association, there are 10 state medical boards that issue...

Does the Mobile Health Sector Need More Safety Standards?

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While the mobile health sector continues to blossom and innovate more wearable and medical devices, physicians and patients show concern regarding some of the safety standards among mHealth applications and developments. Anura Fernando, Principal...

Multiple Obstacles Hindering Mobile Health Implementation

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A lack of evidence, financial obstacles, health data privacy and security concerns, and fears of data overload represent the most significant challenges in the way of mobile health implementation, according to a review of mHealth by the Scripps...

Reintroduced Bill Focuses on Medical Software, mHealth Apps

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Reintroduced legislation aims to address the negative impact Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation could have on health IT innovations in medical software and mobile health (mHealth) applications. On Monday, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO)...

A Preview of mHealth and Telemedicine Sessions at HIMSS15

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With HIMSS 2015 right around the corner, those attending need to take the time to look through the numerous educational sessions that are available to figure out which one best meet their interests. Here, you will be able to find a recap of the...

Two Telehealth Bills Could Be Reintroduced in Congress

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Telehealth legislation is being debated across the country in state senates. A majority of these bills center on increasing reimbursement rates and better defining what services can and cannot be handled through a video meeting with a physician....

Quality Broadband an Important Tool for mHealth

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Some of the most followed news in the healthcare industry is new legislation being debated across the country that focuses on telehealth reimbursement and expanding or limiting the services allowed. Positive outcomes to these bills will help...

Audit of VA Telehealth Shows Shortfalls

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The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) is one of the major organizations that is embracing telehealth solutions. Over the last few months, there has been several news releases from the VA that show the expanded use of the technology to help treat...

FDA Provides Leeway for mHealth Technology Development

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It is easy to see the impact that technology companies are having on healthcare. From global giants like Apple (Apple Watch, HealthKit, ResearchKit) and Google (Google Glass, Google Fit) to countless startups that are trying to launch new apps...

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