Mobile healthcare, telemedicine, telehealth, BYOD

Mobile Devices in Healthcare

ONC Roadmap Brings Guidance for Mobile Data Interoperability

by Vera Gruessner

In order to have truly effective data sharing and communication channels strengthen care coordination among multiple medical teams, mobile data interoperability will need to be at the forefront of federal and state regulations. Additionally,...

The HIPAA Security Rule is Vital for BYOD Policies

by Vera Gruessner

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...

Could Wearable Medical Devices Track Vitals, Diagnose Disease?

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry is really making a major impact on patient care throughout the country, as more consumers continue utilizing mHealth apps, remote monitoring tools, and telemedicine services. In particular, wearable medical devices...

Wearable Devices May Prevent Falls among Elderly Patients

by Vera Gruessner

Along with telemedicine, remote monitoring technology, and mobile health apps, the development of wearable devices could also have a significant impact on patient care throughout the nation. Wearable devices such as smart watches and smartphones...

Mobile Health Apps, Health Informatics Improve Diabetes Care

by Vera Gruessner

In order to improve the quality of healthcare services and boost patient health outcomes, providers have begun adopting a variety of new technologies include mobile health apps, remote monitoring tools, and telemedicine systems. Chronic disease...

Texting via Mobile Devices Lowers Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has a wide variety of implications for patient health and wellness. Various medical conditions could be supported with the help of mobile devices and mHealth applications. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops are some...

How Remote Monitoring Tools, Smartwatch Track Patient Health

by Vera Gruessner

The medical sphere is constantly changing as new technologies continue to expand the opportunities within patient care. Remote monitoring tools, for example, are making a huge impact on the overall quality of patient care and health outcomes...

How the FDA is Transforming Patient Engagement Policies

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry is truly focused on direct patient care and ensuring that families, caregivers, and patients are satisfied with the services of the medical field. As such, patient engagement plays an imperative role in ensuring the health,...

FDA Patient Engagement Committee Fosters mHealth Innovation

by Sara Heath

Although it is clear that the use of mHealth devices can help increase patient engagement, that relationship may rely on the development of good and effective applications and devices which benefit consumers. In an effort to ensure that happens,...

mHealth App Market Sees $400 Million Growth in Five Years

by Sara Heath

The mHealth apps market is a quickly growing industry, specifically provided the growth of mobile devices in healthcare. According to a recent study by Kalorama, there has been significantly fast growth in the mHealth app industry since 2010....

NIH Gives $1.9M for Wearable Technology in Disease Treatment

by Sara Heath

Wearable technology is making waves in the healthcare industry, including in chronic disease management. By allowing patients to take control of their care and manage it via a device that they wear which detects their physical well-being in real...

BYOD Policies Imperative in Protecting Sensitive Health Data

by Sara Heath

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 Mobile Devices Could Benefit Medicaid Beneficiaries

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets have proliferated a wide array of industries around the world and the healthcare industry is no exception. The US medical field could benefit further from the use of mobile devices and mHealth...

FTC’s Role in Ensuring Data Security of Mobile Health Apps

by Vera Gruessner

Ever since the widespread use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops took place throughout the nation, many industries began looking toward mobile devices and eventually mobile applications to find ways that would improve workflow. Many companies...

Could a Population Health System Improve Patient Engagement?

by Vera Gruessner

Patient engagement remains a stronghold on the healthcare industry, as it is thought to lead to better health outcomes due to greater education and knowledge on the part of the patient. By adhering to medications and treatments while also ensuring...

Internet of Things, Wearables Stimulate mHealth Market

by Vera Gruessner

The medical field is changing drastically as new technologies are adopted and positioned as a means toward better quality of care, improved patient outcomes, and lower medical costs – more commonly known as the Triple Aim of Healthcare....

How a Mobile Alert System Improves Nurse, Physician Workflow

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry has played a significant role in improving communications throughout hospitals and clinics, as more nurses and doctors continue using mobile devices and apps to better coordinate care. Additionally, the mHealth field...

Remote Medical Monitoring Reduces Admissions in Heart Disease

by Vera Gruessner

Remote medical monitoring is becoming more mainstream across the healthcare industry in this country. Often, patients with heart disease benefit from having monitoring equipment available in their home so their doctors can track their health...

Can Fitness Tracking Devices Reduce Insomnia, Treat Anxiety?

by Vera Gruessner

One interesting mobile health device that has made an impact on the health and wellness space is the fitness tracker. Fitness tracking devices such as the Fitbit are able to garner more engagement from consumers when it comes to exercising regularly...

Why BYOD Strategies Aren’t Enough in Healthcare Reform

by Vera Gruessner

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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