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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...

Mobile Health Technology Shows Greater Presence at HIMSS15

by Vera Gruessner

At the 2015 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition taking place in Chicago over the next few days, new announcements about mobile health technology are being disclosed frequently. For example, Influence Health, a vendor of a digital patient engagement...

$900,000 TPCA Telehealth Grant Advances Physician Access

by Jacqueline DiChiara

If money is power, telehealth technology is royally cashing in via a substantial financial push to increase its priority level within the healthcare industry. The Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA) recently received a nine hundred thousand...

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...


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