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Mobile Health Applications

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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