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How ResearchKit is Changing Medical Research

by Ryan Mcaskill

Last month, Apple launched ResearchKit, a software framework that allows developers to use the iPhone as a diagnostic tool for medical research. It launched with five applications to study asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes...

Mobile Health at ‘Interesting Inflection Point’

by Ryan Mcaskill

There is no question that mobile technology is making a splash in the healthcare field. However, despite the popularity, there are a number of barriers to widespread adoption. In an interview with, Harry Greenspun, the...

Patients Embrace Mobile Devices in the Exam Room

by Ryan Mcaskill

When it comes to the adoption of mobile devices in the healthcare field, one of the major hurdles is changing patient and physician opinion. As with any overhaul of standard operating procedure, it takes engagement by the end user for it to truly...

ResearchKit ‘Unshackles Scientific Expansion’

by Ryan Mcaskill

Earlier this month, Apple launched ResearchKit, a first of its kind software framework that allows app developers to create apps that turn the iPhone into a diagnostic tool. Five applications were launched including ones that study asthma, breast...

FCC, FDA Hosting Public Workshop on mHealth

by Ryan Mcaskill

Today, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are hosting a day long gathering to talk about wireless mobile health technology. This is an important public event as the two organizations have...

Future of Wearable Fitness Tracker Is Doctor Participation

by Ryan Mcaskill

With the wearable technology market growing, expanding deeper into healthcare is the next step. Earlier this month, Apple made waves in both the healthcare and mobile device realms. During its “Spring Forward” press event, the tech...

Study Finds Patient Engagement Opportunities High With mHealth

by Ryan Mcaskill

Seventy-two percent of healthcare professionals believe mobile apps can improve patient responsibility. The impact of mobile technology on healthcare is happening in a number of ways. One way that could have the biggest effect of overall health...

Mobile Access Increases Health Insurance Satisfaction

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new study found the ability to access health insurance information through a mobile app increases patient satisfaction. When it comes to mobile devices in healthcare, the prevailing thought is using them during treatment or for data collection...

Is Mobile Healthcare Application Quality About to Turn a Corner?

by Ryan Mcaskill

With increased regulation and industry focus, the quality of mobile healthcare mobile applications is set for a jump. It seems clear that the use of mobile applications to improve healthcare is only gaining steam. Yesterday, Apple opened up an...

Is HIPAA the Biggest Challenge to mHealth Development?

by Ryan Mcaskill

Mobile healthcare is evolving dramatically, but HIPAA needs to evolve to address the current impact of the technology. The impact of mobile devices and applications in the healthcare field is growing with both consumers and professionals. There...

Proposed VA Budget to Boost Telehealth, mHealth Capabilities

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to increase its telehealth and mobile health capabilities in the coming years, according to the VA's budget submission for fiscal year 2016. In 2014, the federal agency spends $986 million on...

Effect of SMS, Mobile Health Technology on Patient Adherence

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Of all the forms of mobile health technology used to promote adherence of patients to chronic disease management (mAdherence), text messaging continues to exceed on others in terms of its availability, frequency of use, and effectiveness. This...

How the FDA Could Regulate Mobile Health Technology

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While multiple federal agencies play a role in the development and enforcement of policies concerning mobile health (mHealth) technology, the Food and Drug Administration has by far the most experience in regulating the use of software and hardware...

Stanford Health Care Creates EHR, Cloud Enabled Mobile App

by Ryan Mcaskill

Stanford Health Care CIO Pravene Nath discusses a new custom mobile application to better connect patients with their care. The use of mobile devices and applications in the healthcare landscape is growing. However, with the unique challenges...

Mobile Applications Help Boost Patient Engagement

by Ryan Mcaskill

A new study found that 66 percent of Americans would use a mobile application to manage health-related issues. Getting patients to engage in their healthcare can be a challenge. Once they leave the doctor’s office or hospital, physicians...

Smartphones Used to Treat STDs in Rwanda

by Ryan Mcaskill

With the right mobile application and peripheral attachment, smartphones and tablets can become important healthcare tools. The most common use of smartphones in the healthcare field is putting them in the hands of patients. With the right...

Why Accuracy is Important for Remote Monitoring

by Ryan Mcaskill

Wearable and mobile technology is creating mountains of patient data, but is it actually helpful? The idea of wearable technology in healthcare is simple. Patients wear a device - bracelet, watch, ring, contact lens, special shirt - that has...

Mobile Application Security Guide Released by NIST

by Elizabeth Snell

NIST released a mobile application security guide to help organizations implement the right mobile applications for their facility. Without the necessary mobile application security measures, a healthcare facility runs the risk of exposing sensitive...

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. With...

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, the first...


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