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Mobile Health Applications

New Apps Target Care Coordination for COPD Patients

by Eric Wicklund

A California home healthcare provider is giving its COPD patients a HealthKit-compliant app designed to help them manage their condition. The app also integrates with the provider’s EHR platform, enabling caregivers to better monitor patients...

How Do You Validate a Digital Health App?

by Eric Wicklund

Health and wellness apps may be flooding the consumer market in ever greater numbers, but they’re still being treated by users as a disposable commodity. And that won’t convince healthcare providers that it’s worth their time....

Toronto Hospital Adds mHealth to Pain Management Program

by Eric Wicklund

Toronto General Hospital’s two-year-old program to tackle post-surgical pain management and opioid abuse is getting an mHealth upgrade. The hospital, stuck smack-dab in the middle of a province with one of the world’s highest opioid...

How BYOD Strategies Will Affect the Future of Mobile Health

by Vera Gruessner

Could BYOD strategies impact the future of the mobile health space? Read on to find out. The healthcare industry is continually looking toward mobile devices and BYOD strategies as a method for improving communication between patients and physicians,...

The Advantages of Mobile Health Apps Today and Tomorrow

by Vera Gruessner

The mobile health industry, along with remote monitoring and telehealth systems, has a wide impact on reducing hospitalizations and emergency room visits throughout the healthcare spectrum by improving communication and care coordination among...

Does Face-to-Face Communication Boost Patient Engagement?

by Vera Gruessner

Are mobile health apps truly capable of improving patient engagement across the healthcare continuum? There may be more to patient engagement than mobile tools can deliver. According to HealthITAnalytics.com, one research study found that even...

How Mobile Health Apps Assist Hydrocephalus Patients in ER

by Vera Gruessner

With the proliferation of mobile health apps, new innovations are now addressing the many diseases and chronic medical conditions affecting patients across the healthcare continuum. For example, one new mobile health app, which comes from a team...

How Mobile Sensor Devices May Help People Quit Smoking

by Vera Gruessner

The medical industry faces many challenges from ongoing healthcare reforms and federal regulations to the constant focus on reducing skyrocketing costs. One of the key ways to cut healthcare spending may be to focus on preventive and wellness...

58% of Smartphone Owners Download, Use Mobile Health Apps

by Vera Gruessner

Smartphone users seem to have a high regard for mobile health apps, especially those focused on providing diet and fitness support. A study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows that 58 percent of surveyed mobile phone users...

Mobile Health Apps Improve Adherence, Reduce Hospitalization

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health apps and devices have made significant strides in advancing the quality of healthcare services and patient outcomes around the country throughout the last few years. There are a variety of aspects that have become stronger throughout...

Top Four Patient Engagement Trends to Follow from October

by Vera Gruessner

As the healthcare industry moves forward in reforming many of its practices in an effort to improve health outcomes, lower medical costs, and strengthen the patient experience, it grows more important than ever before to implement useful patient...

Lack of Management Harms Mobile Data Interoperability

by Vera Gruessner

The health IT field of today faces a major challenge as it becomes a mainstay of the healthcare industry. With health IT and mobile health expected to revolutionize medical care and improve patient health outcomes, it’s imperative to address...

Mobile Health Tools Improve Engagement in Spina Bifida Patients

by Vera Gruessner

As manufacturers and entrepreneurs continue to create new and innovative technologies to benefit the healthcare industry, more evidence is found that mobile health tools strengthen patient engagement with their own health and wellness. For instance,...

The Importance of Reimbursement in Telemedicine Adoption

by Vera Gruessner

The policies surrounding mobile health implementation and telemedicine adoption could have a big impact on the healthcare industry in the coming years, as it could very well be reimbursement from the federal and state governments that could push...

Patient Engagement Initiatives Draw Interest in Louisiana

by Vera Gruessner

As the healthcare industry adopts remote monitoring technologies, health IT systems, electronic patient records, and mobile devices as a way to improve the quality of medical care, the patient population will need to better understand the needs...

How Mobile Health Applications Improve Medication Adherence

by Vera Gruessner

How can a physician be sure that an elderly patient is taking their medication as assigned at the specified time? How can a caregiver be sure that their aging mother is taking her pills at the right dosage? These used to be significant issues...

ONC Roadmap Brings Guidance for Mobile Data Interoperability

by Vera Gruessner

In order to have truly effective data sharing and communication channels strengthen care coordination among multiple medical teams, mobile data interoperability will need to be at the forefront of federal and state regulations. Additionally,...

Too Many Apps Lack Strong Mobile Health Security Features

by Vera Gruessner

Mobile health security remains a key concern for the healthcare industry, as patient data must remain safe and secure from cyber attacks and maintain regulatory standards. However, the prevalence of mobile health apps and devices is making it...

Patient Engagement on the Rise due to Blue Button Initiative

by Vera Gruessner

Patient engagement continues to grow among medical facilities including hospitals and clinics. Ever since the federal government established meaningful use requirements under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, eligible hospitals...

Could Mobile Health Applications Prevent Heart Attacks?

by Vera Gruessner

As the mobile health industry continues to invest in new devices and apps to improve consumer health across the medical care spectrum, stakeholders and analysts look further to understand whether mobile health applications can actually reduce...

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