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Why BYOD Strategies Should Address Mobile Health Security

by Vera Gruessner

The healthcare industry has been focused on implementing a wide variety of technologies including mobile health tools, electronic patient record systems, remote monitoring capabilities, and telemedicine platforms in an effort to improve the quality...

Best Practices to Follow for Internet of Things Security

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile security and privacy protocols are vital when it comes to the Internet of Things space, which is why the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) published a draft trust framework specifically for Internet of Things devices that entails specific best...

How Wearable Devices Track Vital Signs in Military Pilots

by Vera Gruessner

The technology fields are overflowing with new innovations and developments to improve remote patient monitoring and health outcomes in the medical care industry. From telehealth platforms and mobile health applications to health IT systems and...

NSF Sleep Technology Council to Innovate mHealth Sleep Apps

by Sara Heath

Today, it is as if there’s an mHealth app for everything, as the selection of fitness and nutrition trackers available on the market grows larger and larger. Fitbits and other fitness wearables are only becoming more popular, and fitness...

Mobile Health Security Vital for Patient Record Access

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health security is essential for ensuring that patient data remains safe, protected, and private from cyber-attacks and data breaches. As the healthcare industry continues to invest in health IT systems and greater amounts of documentation...

How One Mobile Health Application Identifies Depression

by Vera Gruessner

Could a smartphone sensor be able to tell the mood the user is in? It seems that the mobile health industry is moving toward innovating applications, sensors, and devices in the psychiatry and psychology fields. As reported yesterday by mHealthIntelligence.com,...

Mood-tracking Mobile App Revolutionizes Mental Health Field

by Vera Gruessner

The mental health field including psychiatry and psychology could benefit greatly from telehealth technologies and mobile health applications. For instance, patients who have been diagnosed with depression or an anxiety disorder may need to be...

mHealth Technology Awarded in NewYork-Presbyterian Contest

by Sara Heath

With mHealth technology on the rise, the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital decided to hold the InnovateNYP: Open Challenge to foster innovation in patient care and provider communication, according to a company press release. The competition, which...

How Wearable Devices Impact the Battlefield and Athletics

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health field has a wide variety of innovative technologies that the healthcare industry benefit from including remote monitoring tools, telemedicine capabilities, mobile applications, and wearable devices. Out of all wearable devices,...

Current Mobile Health Security Practices May be Inadequate

by Vera Gruessner

Both businesses and healthcare organizations around the nation are focused on ensuring that their private information remains private and secured. Mobile health security remains a top priority for the healthcare industry, as patient data must...

How Improvements to mHealth Apps Increase Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

With the increasing use of mobile applications comes the increasing use of mobile health amongst physicians and patients alike. However, since the mHealth market is newly emerging, it is important to evaluate how these technologies are developed...

How Mobile Health Apps, Portals Improve Patient Engagement

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health apps, patient portals, and fitness tracking devices all play a role in ensuring that patients become engaged with their health and overall wellness. Whether it is to remain dedicated to managing one’s medications and prescriptions...

Mobile Health Field Needs to Consider Accuracy, Security

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health field could make a difference for patient care and revolutionize physician workflow by the mere existence of the smart phone and relevant applications. Mobile health apps, wearable devices, and telehealth technology all bring...

Fitness mHealth Technology Revolutionized by MyBehavior App

by Sara Heath

Mobile health tracking apps are the latest thing in mHealth technology, allowing users to keep track of their fitness and nutrition habits. However, many of these apps lack the technology to help users understand aggregated data and give personalized...

Why Mobile Health Applications Require FDA Regulation

by Vera Gruessner

If a medical device like a pacemaker was to be installed through surgery and hadn’t been thoroughly vetted by the proper agency, what patient would ever allow their doctor to go through with the surgery? It’s likely no such patient...

Fast Internet Speed Crucial for Doctors and Patients

by Vera Gruessner

Internet access is a requirement for the majority of businesses, medical organizations, hospitals, police stations, and even fire departments across the nation. Today, the world would not function without quick and easy access to the Internet,...

Wearable Payment Devices Bring Benefits to Fitness Trackers

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health technologies and wearable devices are making an impact across the country among consumers, businesses, and medical establishments. One innovative aspect of mobile tools is the proliferation of wearable payment devices, which are...

Cutting Edge mHealth Technology Spurs Wearable Market Growth

by Sara Heath

Despite the Apple Watch’s slow start, use of the wearable device is expected to grow, and perhaps be a catalyst for mHealth technology innovation. In an article published by The Guardian, the release of the Apple Watch is not only sparking...

Most Wired: Patient Engagement Initiatives Prove Powerful

by Vera Gruessner

It seems that one of the key differentiators between 2015’s Most Wired hospitals stems from patient engagement initiatives. With Stage 2 and Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs pushing...

Clinical Documentation via Smart Glasses Improves Care

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health market has been expanding across the healthcare field with a wide variety of new innovations and devices hitting the market in recent years. Instead of smartphones, there are now wearable devices including smart clothing, smart...

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