Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD
  • Best Buy Targets Senior Telehealth Market with GreatCall Deal

    August 16, 2018 - Another big retailer is looking to develop mHealth tools and services for the senior care space. Best Buy’s planned acquisition of GreatCall gives the Minnesota-based consumer electronics company, which launched its Assured Living telehealth program last year, a connected health platform designed to coordinate care management for seniors looking to stay at home rather than moving...

  • AHRQ’s New App Challenge Seeks an mHealth Platform for PRO Data

    August 14, 2018 - An mHealth app capable of using standardized patient-reported outcomes to improve care management could net its developer as much as $87,000. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has put up $250,000 in prize money in a three-phased challenge to develop a mobile health app that would help healthcare providers use such data in clinical care and research. The contest is...

  • Seattle Children’s Works to Turn PRISM Program Into an mHealth App

    August 10, 2018 - Physicians at Seattle Children’s Hospital are working to turn a web-based coping program for children with serious illnesses into an mHealth app. Created roughly 10 years ago, the Promoting Resiliency in Stress Management (PRISM) program has helped young patients with health issues like cancer and type 1 diabetes – and their families – develop physical and emotional...

  • CVS, Teladoc Partner on Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Service

    August 8, 2018 - The direct-to-consumer telehealth battle is heating up, with the announcement that CVS will offer round-the-clock care for non-urgent issues through its mHealth app. CVS Health’s MinuteClinic is offering video visits through its CVS Pharmacy app in an expansion of a three-year partnership with Teladoc Health. The announcement follows on the heels of Walgreens’ recent...


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Best Buy Targets Senior Telehealth Market with GreatCall Deal

Another big retailer is looking to develop mHealth tools and services for the senior care space. Best Buy’s planned acquisition of GreatCall gives the Minnesota-based consumer electronics company, which launched its Assured Living...

WEDI, CAPP Unveil New Resources for Telehealth Program Development

With the gradual adoption of connected health services in the healthcare industry, there’s seemingly no shortage of resource materials for health systems and other sites interested in developing a telehealth or telemedicine...

South Carolina Telehealth Network to Benefit from Broadband Funds

The Federal Communications Commission’s June vote to increase funding for the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Healthcare Program was seen as a victory for states and healthcare providers looking to expand telehealth and...

Do Consumers Favor Ease of Use Over Accuracy in mHealth Apps?

An mHealth app that pledged to easily measure one’s systolic blood pressure scored high marks with users even though the readings were inaccurate, leading researchers to question whether users value convenience over...

AHRQ’s New App Challenge Seeks an mHealth Platform for PRO Data

An mHealth app capable of using standardized patient-reported outcomes to improve care management could net its developer as much as $87,000. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has put up $250,000 in prize money in a...

Tech Giants Promise to Make mHealth Interoperability a Reality

Some of the world’s largest tech companies have pledged to erase barriers that prevent consumers from accessing their own mHealth data when and where they want it. In an unscheduled session at this week’s Blue Button 2.0...

Dignity Health, UCSF Move to Consolidate Their Telehealth Platforms

Two San Francisco-based health systems are joining forces to coordinate their mHealth and telehealth programs onto one enterprise-wide platform. Dignity Health, which comprises 40 hospitals and 400 healthcare sites in California, Arizona...

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