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47% of Doctors Use Digital Technologies, Smartphones at Work

by Vera Gruessner

Meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs as well as a myriad of other healthcare policies put greater pressure on physicians to adopt electronic and digital technologies in an effort to advance patient...

FDA Oversight of Mobile Health Field Found Controversial

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health field has been blossoming tremendously, as new applications, wearable devices, remote monitoring tools, and digital technologies continue to hit the market and gain popularity across the consumer base. Today, smartphones and...

Mobile Health Market, Digital Healthcare Technology Expands

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health market is not slowing down anytime soon. As previously reported by mHealthIntelligence.com, major revolutionary technological advancements are causing the mobile health market to expand. Whether it’s smartwatches, remote...

Mobile Health Apps Lack Physician Trust Due to Few Regulations

by Vera Gruessner

While the number of consumers utilizing mobile health apps and integrating mobile devices in their everyday use continues to remain strong, physician trust of mHealth apps and similar products is still uncertain. For instance, a survey taken...

Use of Mobile Devices and Apps Rose by 10 Hours per Month

by Vera Gruessner

Throughout the United States, the number of Americans utilizing mobile devices and apps has been steadily increasing over the years. Innovative research even indicates that adults around the country spend almost two days per month using their...

Mobile Health Field Stresses Wellness, Disease Management

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health field is bringing key medical information to patients and consumers that had once had to visit a physician’s office to receive the same tips and advice. New findings from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public...

Mobile Health Technology Assists with Maternal Care, Epidemics

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health technology may be able to play a strong role in improving healthcare services in third world countries, as one case study illustrated the benefits mHealth brought to several nations in Africa. Whether it's in fighting the Ebola...

Bring Your Own Device Policies Benefit from Security Platform

by Vera Gruessner

One of the ongoing challenges taking place among hospitals, clinics, and other industries as well is the legal implications around using personal mobile devices in the workplace. Healthcare organizations that allow physicians, nurses, and other...

Mobile Health Applications Lack Oversight from Experts

by Vera Gruessner

The development and utilization of mobile health applications seems to lack oversight from either federal agencies or public health experts. For instance, research published in the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal shows that very few women’s...

Mobile Security Policies Lacking Among mHealth Apps

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile security and patient privacy are vital among consumers when buying mHealth applications and remote monitoring tools. Vendors and mobile health developers will need to keep data security in the forefront of their work in order to keep consumers...

Mobile Health Applications, Health IT Boosts Communication

by Vera Gruessner

One of the most interesting aspects of the mobile health sphere is its ability to promote communication across the healthcare sector from physician groups, laboratories, pharmacies, and patients themselves. Whether it’s through alert systems,...

High-Speed Internet is Crucial for Mobile Health Applications

by Vera Gruessner

In order to ensure that mobile health applications are utilized broadly across the medical sector and among the patient population, it is vital to have fast Internet access no matter where a person is located. On January 13, 2015, President Barack...

Mobile Health Applications Make an Impact in the UK

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health applications via smart phones or tablets are making an impact on engaging patients with their wellness throughout the United States. The US, however, isn't the only country where mobile health applications reign. The United...

Do Mobile Health Tools Enhance Family Wellness?

by Vera Gruessner

As the mobile health sector continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it is interesting to note the people who are responsible for the popularity and increased usage of remote mobile health tools. The company mscripts took a look at the demographics...

How Best to Work with FDA to Navigate mHealth Regulation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Despite providing leeway for mobile health technology developers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) still has a major role to play in setting boundaries for future mHealth innovation. "FDA is trying to balance two things," Marc...

Mobile EHR Platforms Prevent Spread of Ebola in Nigeria

by Vera Gruessner

The spread of the Ebola virus across the continent of Africa was a grave concern for a significant portion of time, but Nigeria was one country where the threat lead to fewer deaths and cases of the medical condition. Even during the worst outbreaks...

Mobile Health Technology Expands with Wearable Devices

by Vera Gruessner

One area within mobile health technology that’s truly expanding and impacting the medical sector is wearable devices.  A new report from market intelligence firm Tractica shows that wearable devices may move into smart clothing and...

Does the Mobile Health Sector Need More Safety Standards?

by Vera Gruessner

While the mobile health sector continues to blossom and innovate more wearable and medical devices, physicians and patients show concern regarding some of the safety standards among mHealth applications and developments. Anura Fernando, Principal...

Medical Device and Mobile Health Market to Reach $8 billion

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health market is making headway and many industries around the world are stopping to take notice. At the CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS AMERICA 2015 taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC next month,...

Multiple Obstacles Hindering Mobile Health Implementation

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A lack of evidence, financial obstacles, health data privacy and security concerns, and fears of data overload represent the most significant challenges in the way of mobile health implementation, according to a review of mHealth by the Scripps...

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