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Mobile Devices in Healthcare

mHealth Comes to the Rescue in Emergencies

by Eric Wicklund

An innovative program in New Jersey that uses an app to dispatch volunteer first responders to medical emergencies has saved its first life. News reports indicate Yves Delphin, one of the first graduates in Jersey City-based United Rescue’s...

Using Digital Health to Save Lives

by Eric Wicklund

Some early-stage mHealth projects have focused on using wearables to deliver targeted doses of medication at specific times – think insulin pumps for diabetics or nicotine patches for smokers.  Now a Harvard University partnership...

Doctors Add an App to the Concussion Protocol

by Eric Wicklund

A New York health system is launching a ResearchKit-based study to determine if an app can help concussion patients during the critical six weeks after a diagnosis. The study by NYU Langone Medical Center focuses on charting patient-entered data...

Using mHealth to Help Seniors Age in Place

by Eric Wicklund

A smart home project launched by the University of Missouri has found that seniors who have access to care coordination tools double their chances of living independently. And if they’re using sensors, those chances are doubled again. Marilyn...

New Project to Create mHealth Ethics for Clinical Trials

by Eric Wicklund

What happens when a clinical research project that collects iPhone images unwittingly accesses inappropriate or private content? How about a study that gathers GPS data, or one that pulls in personal data from wearable devices? Clinical studies...

Using Smart Devices and Wearables to Tackle Childhood Asthma

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Los Angeles’ two premier universities are joining forces to create an mHealth platform for children dealing with asthma. The team of USC and UCLA researchers has been awarded two grants totaling more than $11 million from...

Stroke Prevention Study to Focus on mHealth Monitoring

by Eric Wicklund

More than 2,000 California residents at risk of having an undetected irregular heartbeat will be fitted with wearable sensors to determine whether a home monitoring program can reduce their chances of suffering a stroke. Some 6 million Americans...

Ochsner is Finding New Value from mHealth Data

by Eric Wicklund

Ochsner Health officials are just now seeing the results of their digital health initiatives – and making some interesting observations on the value of patient-generated data as well. The New Orleans-based health system, among the nation’s...

Cornell Project Looks to Open ResearchKit to Android Ecosystem

by Eric Wicklund

Researchers at Cornell University are working on an Android counterpart to Apple’s ResearchKit platform. Called ResearchStack, the SDK and UX platform for research study apps is targeted at the estimated 60 percent of Americans who own...

Virginia Health System to Use An App to Treat Headaches

by Eric Wicklund

A Virginia-based health system is using the headache as the entry point for a patient engagement platform that could reduce unnecessary office and ER visits and improve outcomes. Some 6 percent of men and 18 percent of women suffer from migraines...

mHealth Proves Its Value as a Patient Engagement Tool

by Eric Wicklund

Two projects focused on improving the mHealth experience for diabetics make it abundantly clear that patient engagement works if it’s tied to self-empowerment. At Penn State University, the winner of the university’s recent mHealth...

More Providers, Executives Back Bring Your Own Device Security

by Vera Gruessner

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...

How Remote Home Monitoring Improves Engagement, Elderly Care

by Vera Gruessner

Remote home monitoring continues to boost patient engagement with their overall health and adherence to provider recommendations for managing their chronic medical conditions, according to a study on telemonitoring published in the Journal of...

Market for Wearable Devices Expected to Double by 2018

by Vera Gruessner

Wearable devices are continually making a splash throughout the fitness and healthcare markets. Consumers are flocking to smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other wearables in order to improve their overall wellness. A new report from eMarketer...

Lack of Management Harms Mobile Data Interoperability

by Vera Gruessner

The health IT field of today faces a major challenge as it becomes a mainstay of the healthcare industry. With health IT and mobile health expected to revolutionize medical care and improve patient health outcomes, it’s imperative to address...

New Legislation could be ‘Breakthrough’ for Medical Devices

by Vera Gruessner

Does healthcare legislation cause undue burdens on physicians and other medical providers? Do new regulations surrounding medical devices and technologies cause more problems for doctors around the country? For instance, hospitals and clinics...

How Mobile Health Tools Help Chronic Kidney Disease Patients

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health tools can be used to help patients in a wide variety of ways including diet and nutrition tips, physical activity guidance, and even medication management. New devices, telehealth technologies, and mobile health tools could potentially...

Wearable Devices Market Expected to Reach $6.3 Billion by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

Smartphones, tablets, fitness trackers, mobile health apps, and wearable devices are all making an impact on the health of consumers around the country. With the proliferation of mobile devices, more people today than ever before are able to...

BYOD Policies Need to Address Rise in Patient Data Breaches

by Vera Gruessner

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...

New Contest Could Transform Remote Patient Monitoring

by Vera Gruessner

One area which has pushed forward better health outcomes and higher quality healthcare delivery is the adoption of remote patient monitoring technology. From wearables like smart glasses to medical devices and equipment capable of monitoring...

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