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Mobile Health Applications

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...

Reintroduced Bill Focuses on Medical Software, mHealth Apps

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Reintroduced legislation aims to address the negative impact Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation could have on health IT innovations in medical software and mobile health (mHealth) applications. On Monday, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO)...

Mobile Healthcare Market Expected to Grow 47 Percent by 2020

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile healthcare market is expected to continue growing over the coming years, as the use of iPads, smartphones, blood pressure cuffs, heart rate monitors, and other remote monitoring devices continues to gain popularity. The market research...

Mobile Health Market Sees Rise in M&A and VC Funding

by Vera Gruessner

Mergers and acquisitions are spreading through the mobile health market. Last month, Clinical Ink, a provider of electronic solutions for managing clinical trials, merged with the company CentrosHealth, which develops mobile apps for clinical...

Mobile Healthcare App Enables Prenatal Monitoring

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile healthcare sector has a wide variety of innovations including new solutions for patient monitoring such as overseeing those with cardiovascular conditions and other serious illnesses. The AirStrip ONE® enterprise mobility...

Five Mobile Device Apps to Watch in 2015

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile device sector has been growing and affecting a variety of developments in the healthcare industry such as fitness trends and remote monitoring capabilities. The technology markets research company Juniper Research unveiled a report...

Mobile Health Technology Cuts Hospital Readmission Rates

by Vera Gruessner

One issue that healthcare providers have seen in the clinical space that’s caused worse health outcomes is the lack of medication adherence among patients. While electronic prescribing may lead to fewer medical errors among pharmacies and...

HIMSS15 mHealth Survey Shows Struggle, Commitment to Mobile

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations are eager to embrace mHealth as an effective and cost-saving patient engagement strategy, finds the 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey, but many providers continue to struggle with implementing technologies that...

Wearables, Mobile Health Applications to Reach $32 Billion

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health applications continue to impact consumers’ lives, as more mobile tools geared toward improving wellness and fitness are developed constantly. At the HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition taking place in Chicago, Partners...


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