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Mobile Devices in Healthcare

Tech Lobbyists Pushing For Mobile Health Regulations

by Ryan Mcaskill

Technology companies are spending millions of dollars lobbying the FDA for laws that outline mobile health regulations. When you think about lobbyists on Capitol Hill, someone speaking up on behalf of healthcare technology is probably not...

Remote Monitoring Works In and Out of the Hospital

by Ryan Mcaskill

Health facilities are using remote monitoring technology to watch patients at home and in the hospital. The use of remote monitoring technology within the healthcare field can take several different forms. One of the more common uses is...

Doctors Unsure of Accessing Data on Personal Devices

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new study found that 96 percent of doctors have smartphones, but only 10 percent feel comfortable accessing EHR on them. One of the major topics to mobile devices in the business is the merits of bring-your-own-device (BYOD)....

Is Wearable Technology Over-Hyped?

by Ryan Mcaskill

While there is much excitement over mobile health technology, there is a belief that it could be over-hyped. The problem with many trends is that it can be difficult to separate the hype from the reality. With every new Apple product...

HHS Secretary Discusses Need to Clarify Mobile HIPAA Rules

by Ryan Mcaskill

With how quickly technology is evolving, ensuring mobile devices and applications are HIPAA compliant continues to be a challenge. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, better known as HIPAA, is one of...

FDA Clarifies Mobile Application Regulations

by Ryan Mcaskill

The FDA announced it will not regulate mobile apps or devices that store patient data that is considered low risk. There are a number of federal agencies that have oversight when it comes to the various parts of the healthcare industry....

Role of mHealth Devices, Apps in Future Patient Engagement

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

All signs indicate that mobile health (mHealth) has an integral role to play in the efforts of healthcare organizations and providers to succeed at patient engagement. As the Vice President of the Center for Connected Health at Partners...

Mobile Health Adoption on the Rise

by Stephanie Reardon

Although mobile health (mhealth) use is a fairly new concept, it seems that provider adoption is on the rise. Compared to last year, 17 percent more providers have indicated they have adopted mobile healthcare, according to a report from...

Healthcare Security Tips for BYOD Adoption

by Elizabeth Snell

BYOD adoption is just one of the increasingly popular mobile options that healthcare facilities are beginning to implement into daily workflow. There are numerous types of secure mobility options that can benefit various organizations. The...

Wearable Technology Could Play Unique Role in Healthcare

by Ryan Mcaskill

Nurses and doctors could use wearable technology to improve operations and quality of care. In the healthcare world, wearable technology has often been firmly planted in the consumer realm. Nearly every new smartphone and tablet has the...

Remote Monitoring Becoming a Larger Part of Healthcare

by Ryan Mcaskill

The use of remote monitoring technology is growing across the healthcare industry. As mobile devices become more sophisticated, the quality of services available grow and these devices can become main tools in improving the quality of...

Which Federal Agencies Are Involved in Mobile Health Policy?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Creating effective mobile health policy requires the cooperation of several federal agencies, each of which has a measure of authority over the design, implementation, and use of mHealth devices and applications. In alphabetical order,...

Why Healthcare BYOD Could Benefit Facilities

by Elizabeth Snell

Even if a facility does not yet have a healthcare BYOD policy in place, it is becoming more difficult to ignore the fact that mobile devices are increasing in popularity. Healthcare organizations of all sizes could potentially benefit from...

The Benefits of Mobile Health Strategies

by Ryan Mcaskill

The adoption of mobile health systems are on the rise and could soon become the norm. There are few tools that have come around and had the potential to alter the way that an entire industry operates like mobile devices. While it is easy...


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